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Job Title:Physician (Section Chief - Vascular Interventional Radiology)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:YJ-13-HLB-829817

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$140,000.00 to $385,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 10, 2013 to Friday, November 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 50 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Antonio, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 829817

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/relocation expenses is not authorized.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 24, 2013, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after May 24 will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two weeks.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will serve as administrative and clinical Section Chief for the Interventional Radiology (IR) section of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Imaging Service. You will provide patient care services within the scope of vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology. You will also have responsibilities in other areas such as education and committee service.

Responsibilities include:

  • business planning, establishing section level policy, maintaining compliance with hospital policies, and ensuring compliance with VA and external oversight agency (i.e., Joint Commission) requirements
  • supervising professional and technical staff within Interventional Radiology and overseeing affiliated staff from the Department of Defense or the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
  • performing interventional procedures, interpreting and communicating imaging results including report entry into the digital medical record and verbal notification of critical findings
  • providing consultative service for referring physicians, providing comparative reports as requested, and participating in clinics, OR cases and inpatient rounds as appropriate
  • participating in clinical conferences and hospital committees
  • participating in quality control/quality management activities including department and hospital level peer review activities
  • teaching house staff and medical students assigned to Interventional Radiology


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • First-Year Residency (Internship)

Preferred Experience:

  • board certified or board eligible in Diagnostic Radiology, with additional certification or board eligibility in Vascular/Interventional by the American Board of Radiology (or equivalent)
  • experienced in all aspects of vascular and non-vascular intervention, including interventional oncology
  • leadership experience
  • experience with quality assurance, process improvement and external accreditation (i.e. Joint Commission) in the field of imaging
  • qualified to obtain academic appointment with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac LIfe Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging is required.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.


PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of the candidate selected for the position. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application
checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 24, 2013, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after May 24 will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two weeks.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·OF-306
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·Resume
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript



VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required).

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 829817
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 08, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Helen L. Brooks
Phone: (210)617-5300x14937
Email: HELEN.LBROOKS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA South Texas HCS San Antonio
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/EMAIL
APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
San Antonio, TX
78229

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.


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Job Announcement Number:

YJ-13-HLB-829817

Control Number:

340871600