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Job Title:Physician (Primary Care)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:YE-13-921228-CA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$97,987.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Shreveport, LA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 921228

This is a Physician position located in Primary Care Service at Overton Brooks VAMC, Shreveport, LA.

 

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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to 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/.

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.

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will serve as a Staff Physician under the Chief, Primary Care Service.   He/she will perform and record history and physical examinations and records data from clinic visit.  Evaluates, consults, develops diagnosis, and manages the primary care panel of patients assigned.  Enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely manner.  Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions and all appropriate preventive care for female veterans.  Order diagnostic tests, medications, laboratory tests as medically relevant for each patient.  Provides timely follow-up on results, including completion of view alerts.  Determines medical assessment and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols.  Prescribes medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and State Law.

 

 

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

 

 

 



 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements 

Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.)  

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. 

Licensure and Registration:  Current, full and unrestricted license to practice in any state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, District of Columbia. 

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). 

First-Year Residency:  Completed first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.  For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.  Approved residences are:

          a.  Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

         b.  Other residences or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.  The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of post-graduate education. 

Physical Standards:  Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of this position.  Pre-placement medical examination is required.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.   

Board Certified/Board Eligible:  Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or  Primary Care is highly desirable. 

BCLS:   Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) is required.   

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY 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:   Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours). Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required;  Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; 

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.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://www4.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 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 MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   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 ( http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc ) 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 ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) 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: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  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  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 921228.  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 Friday, November 22, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume.

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

3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). (required)

4.  Occupational Questionnaire (required)

5.  If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  

6.  If current or former employee in the VA system or other federal agency, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

7.  Copy of licensure and transcript.

8.  Any other documents required by the checklist.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Carolyn Alexander
Phone: (318)990-4071
Email: CAROLYN.ALEXANDER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Shreveport VAMC
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 East Stoner Avenue -HRMS/05
Shreveport, LA
71101-4295

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:

YE-13-921228-CA

Control Number:

346939600