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Job Title:Physician (Urologist)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-590-13-881713-RM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$97,987.00 to $295,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Monday, September 30, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Hampton, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 881713 

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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.

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

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

One full time Urologist position is currently available in the Surgical Service, Hampton VA Medical Center.  The medical center is a 149-bed acute care facility with a 122-bed Nursing Home, and a 169-bed Domiciliary, with new state-of-the-art dialysis, ambulatory, and MRI services.  A total renovation of the Operating Room is underway.  Salary/Grade is determined by the Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials.  This announcement is open to all qualified U. S. citizens.  More than one applicant may be hired from this announcement. First consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Hampton employees.



Note:  Recruitment bonus and/or Relocation incentive may be authorized.  Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior non-Federal or military service experience. 



  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval


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Duties and Responsibilities:  The Urologist is accountable to the Chief, Surgical Service, for assuring the most effective delivery of care in General Urology while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.  The Urologist would participate in and/or manage all aspects of a general urology program, to include clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted.  The Urologist would manage patient workload within available staffing, which may include support of physician assistants. 

The Urologist would coordinate care with VA’s tertiary care facilities and VA-DoD sharing partners, and be responsible for the structure and details of physician-rounding schedules, and nighttime coverage systems relevant to the care of the urological patient. 


The Urologist would perform the usual administrative components of patient care management, such as: documentation of progress notes and consultation findings in an electronic medical record, dictation and electronic signature of OP reports and hospital discharge summaries, electronic entry and signature of all doctors orders for inpatients and outpatients, etc.  The Urologist would provide surgical treatment for genitourinary injuries and diseases including major and minor procedures, stone management, urology consultations for inpatients and outpatients, and participate in VA-approved cooperative research studies. Performs other directly related duties as required.  Participates in a shared rotation of night and weekend On-Call coverage.  Performs other directly related duties as assinged.


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In accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2:  

Basic Requirements:

a. Citizen of the United States.  (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).


b. Degree of doctor of medicine or osteopathy resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 


c. Board certification in Urology is required.


d. 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. 


e. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


 Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD 


APPLICANTS 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:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.


Application materials will not be returned. Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply. 



CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Must possess Full unrestricted licensure, certification or registration.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a two year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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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


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

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


Telework is not authorized.






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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 881713.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 30, 2013.

NOTE:  DO NOT mail, email, fax or hand deliver your application to the Human Resources Management Service, Hampton VA Medical Center.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1.     CV or Resume. (CV or Resume can NOT be substituted for required VA Form 10-2850).

2.    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at ) (required).

3.    If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at   All Veterans must submit a copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD#800-829-4833 or oline at IF APPLICABLE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e., honorable).

4.  Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for preference must also submit a SF-15 with the required VA letter certifying a service connected disability of 10% or more dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces.

5.    If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

Please Note:  Your Resume must include the following information:

Vacancy Information:

Announcement Number 881713, Position Title Physician (Urologist) and grade

Personal Information:

  • Your full legal name and mailing address
  • Day and Evening telephone numbers including area code
  • Country of citizenship
  • Social Security Number

Work Experience (Note: You must include the following information in order to receive credit for your experience):

  • Name and address of employer
  • Your job title
  • The beginning and ending month and year of your employment
  • A description of your duties that is sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience.  If the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.  If the position is (was) in the private sector, please include salary and/or hourly wage.
  • The average hours worked per week. Full-time work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.  Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly number of hours a week spent in such employment. 
  • Your supervisor's name and phone number (indicate if we may call your supervisor)
  • Education - Name, location and dates of attendance for colleges attneded (if required). Type and date of degree received (if any)
  • Other: Training, license(s) or certification(s) relevant to the position.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit









Ruby Massey
Phone: (757)722-9961
Agency Information:
VHA Hampton VAMC
Hampton, VA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Your qualifications will be reviewed.  After the vacancy announcement closes and referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail will be sent to applicants who proivde an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

Selectee will be subject to the credentialing and VETPro process.

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