Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 880511

OUR MISSION: 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.

This vacancy will be used to fill multiple vacancies.  The tour of duty is intermittent- the Emergency Medicine Physician will work on an "as needed" basis, not to exceed 8 hours per week, 0.2 FTEE.  Permanent appointment.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research.  We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you.  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

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.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Position may be filled prior to the closing date.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy.  Applications will be reviewed every two weeks.  If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.


This position is located in the Emergency Department, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. It is an intermittent position, and the Emergency Medicine Physician will work on an "as needed basis". The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Emergency Department, Department of VHA, and the profession.  Each Emergency Department physician functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.  The Emergency Medicine Physician is charged with delivering the best possible care to our Veteran patients.  This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients.  The Emergency Medicine Physician works within his or her privileges at all times and is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills.  She/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.

Expected duty is covering either day or night shifts, willing to be flexible and cover colleagues in times of need.  Assignment in the Emergency Department will cover all areas of patient care.  Alternative or collateral duties may include, but are not limited to non-clinical functions pertaining to department meetings, chart reviews, and quality projects.                                                       

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No