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Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  T38-13-929469/B9

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
Monday, July 22, 2013 to Thursday, October 31, 2013
Part Time 40 hours - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ View Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 929469 (Include # on all documents)

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 position will remain open until filled. Applications/CVs will be forwarded for consideration, as received.

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 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.
Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona's capitol offers much more than great weather. The Phoenix metro area, now America's 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle. Diversity abounds. Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths. For the sports fans Phoenix is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals; Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon! For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life. The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts. Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies. For more information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at
More information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team may be found here:


- 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.
- Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.
- Tuition Reimbursement: Applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. The selectee must meet all eligibility requirements of the program.

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


  • 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


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This position is a Staff Physician and will serve as the Medical Director of Home Based Primary  Care (HBPC). The incumbent will be board certified or board eligible in family medicine or internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatrics preferred. They will be in the Geriatric, Extended Care Service Line with primary responsibility for medical care of all patients in the HBPC program. The HBPC Medical Director is responsible for the overall medical care delivered by the HBPC Program.  The Medical Director works in collaboration with the Program Director on all aspects of HBPC. The HBPC Medical Director:
- Provides medical leadership to the HBPC Program.
- Plans and directs the educational and clinical experience of medical students, residents, and fellows assigned to the HBPC program.
- Assumes a leadership role in the development and implementation of HBPC’s performance improvement plan.
- Advocates for HBPC with VHA leadership and the medical community.
- Jointly selects HBPC team members.
- Provides clinical input and oversight for all patient treatment plans.
- Is available to the team members for collaboration when medical or other problems arise.
- Participates in HBPC team meetings.
- Keeps the HBPC team appraised of medical care advances and practice standards.
- Arranges physician coverage and communicates the plan of coverage to the HBPC team.
- Serves as back-up for other HBPC staff physicians.
- Collaborates with other HBPC Medical Directors, VISN leadership, and VA Central Office staff on program development issues.
- Assumes primary medical responsibility for assigned patients.
- Identifies the patient’s medical problems.
- Determines the need for consultation from medical, surgical, and/or psychiatric subspecialty clinics.
- Determines the need for, and facilitates admission to the hospital.
- Makes home visits as primary provider on assigned patients and makes home visits on patients assigned to Nurse Practitioners after collaborations with Nurse practitioner or other team members.
- Serves as collaborator and supervisor for advanced practice nurses.
- Provides medical administrative support such as signing forms requiring physician signature for HBPC patients.
- May be supervisor for other disciplines in the HBPC program.


Relocation expenses (PCS) are not authorized for this position.


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• U.S. citizenship.
• 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.
• BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
• Proficient in spoken and written English (for patient care).

Preferred Experience: board certification and geriatrics experience.

Important Items to Note:
•Salary will be determied by a Compensation Panel of your peers.
•This position is a part-time position.
•This position will remain open until filled.


Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, 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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. *** 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. Incumbents must be able to lift 15-44 pounds; push (approx. 2 hours); reach above shoulder; use fingers and both hands; walk and stand from 3-5 hours; kneel; rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; have depth perception; and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. A hearing aid is permitted.


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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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to receive consideration.
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.
You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the 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.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

  1. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  2. 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.
  3. 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: 929469.  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 Thursday, October 31, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV.
  2. Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire 
  3. 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  
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Belen Ochoa
Phone: (602)277-5551x3041
Agency Information:
VHA Phoenix HCS
Human Resources Management Service 05B
650 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ


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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