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Job Title:  Physician (Rheumatologist)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-NV-13-AEF-811421(c)

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 $195,000.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Part Time 50 hours - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Cincinnati, OH United StatesView Map
U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens will only be considered if no qualified citizens are available)


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 811421

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?


The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is seeking a part-time Rheumatologist. 

This appointment is part-time at 0.625 FTE (50 hrs per pay period).  


As a VA physican, 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.


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 .


Relocation expenses are not authorized 


NOTE: Salary will be determined by a Physician's Compensation Panel and will be based upon the incumbent's experience and education.  This position is open until July 30, 2013 or until the position is filled.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology is accepting applications for a Rheumatology Physician (Clinician-Educator) at the Assistant Professor level.   Must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and have current medical license.   Responsibilities will include patient care, rheumatology inpatient consult attending, outpatient clinics, and internal medicine inpatient attending.  Active engagement in education of medical students, residents, and rheumatology fellows levels is required. Incumbent must be qualified to obtain academic appointment at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.


Desired Qualifications:  Specific training, clinical experience, and the ability to extend this training to the housestaff in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound.


Candidate must possess commitment to patient care and take an active role in providing quality medical service. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center promotes a collaborative atmosphere where physicians work with a dedicated team of health care professionals.



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Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, dated 4/15/02.

Basic Requirements:

a)     Citizenship - Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.)

b)     Education - Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

c)      Licensure and Registration - 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

d)     English Language Proficiency - Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)

Interested candidates must be board eligible or board certified.

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


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


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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.


If you are selected for this position, you will be required to complete the following forms within 3 days from the date of the tentative offer of employment: 


If you are selected for this position, an Official Transcript will be required in order to verify the educational requirement.      

You may upload the completed forms to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded forms 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.  


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 


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 # 811421.  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.


You may upload completed forms to your USAJOBS account if you apply online.  You can then use the uploaded forms when applying for future vacancies.  For help uploading documents or for other general questions, please see the HELP/FAQ's link at the bottom of the USAJOBS webpage


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV, Resume or VA Form 10-2850 (If submitting a resume please make sure your resume includes where you worked, when (MM/YY), country of citizenship, and whether you were full-time or part-time.  If you were part time, be sure to state how many hours you worked). VA Form 10-2850 can be found at the following:
  2. Copy of Transcripts OR on your CV/Resume/10-2850 provide the institution(s) name, degree(s) conferred, and the month(s)/year(s) completed
  3. Online Assessment Questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire
  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214.   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
  5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.


Audra E. Fields
Phone: (513)475-6361
Agency Information:
VHA Cincinnati VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH


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.


NOTE: If you are selected for this position a number of pre-employment requirements must be met before a final commitment of employment can be made.  Two of these requirements, the background check (E-Qip) and Credentialing (VetPro, if required), must be initiated and completed by the applicant within three (3) days of the tentative offer of employment.  Failure to complete E-Qip and Credentialing (VetPro) within three (3) calendar days may result in withdrawal of the tentative employment offer.

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