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Job Title:  Physician (Chief, Department of Medical Specialties)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA- 558-13-DU-935167-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$115,000.00 to $285,000.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenville, NC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 935167 (Include on all documents)

Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) is a state of the art network of eight VA Medical Centers and 27 associated community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) spanning North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia (see map). The network utilizes more than 13,500 clinical and support staff members, and about 4,000 volunteers to serve greater than 320,000 Veterans annually across our three-state service area. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, VISN 6 is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence.


The new Greenville VA Health Care Center is anticipated to serve 19,000 patients for specialty care. The new multispecialty Health Care Center is scheduled to begin operations in early 2014 building on a growing partnership with East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine.


Greenville is home to 27,000 students who attend East Carolina University. ECU offers a wide range of cultural and sporting events, including musical concerts, theatrical and dance productions, travel films and lectures. The Greenville Museum of Art contains local art, as well as rotating exhibitions. Theater is beginning to emerge in Greenville as well. Local groups such as the Greenville Theater Project and the Magnolia Arts Center offer outlets for both performers and audiences alike. Many restaurants offer live entertainment on the weekends. Uptown Greenville is a revitalization non-profit that promotes numerous events in the downtown district. The downtown area of Greenville is known for its large annual Halloween Street party.


Greenville is located 80 miles from the Crystal Coast Beaches, including Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, historic Beaufort and Morehead City. We are also within commuting distance of the waterfront towns of Washington and New Bern. Greenville is located 80 miles east of the capital city, Raleigh.




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 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


The Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being. We expect members of the Greenville HCC team to continually meet the VISN 6 Quality Standards.


Safety: SAFETY comes first!


Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and Greenville HCC team members with compassion, respect, and dignity.


Peformance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."


Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.


Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptionall health care.





EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP) participation is authorized for this position. Selectee may be eligible to apply for reimbursement of current education debt on qualified loans contingent on availability of funds.


Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointments of persons with disabilities(i.e., intellectual disabilities,severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.




  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration
  • 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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 Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30; with possibility of extended hours and weekends.

The selected candidate will serve as the Chief, Department of Medical Specialties at the Greenville VA Health Care Center with a dual appointment on the staff of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. This Department at the Greenville VA Health Care Center will consist of eight medicine specialty sections. The selected physician will have responsibility as Department Chief as well as provide clinical care to adult patients in their specialty. The selected physician reports to the Health Care Center Associate Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Health Care Center Administrator, Durham VA Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff, and Chief of Medical Services. The physician will provide clinical direction to all medicine subspecialty areas to optimize patient health and work seamlessly with multidisciplinary team members. The physician and his/her teams will support Veteran health care goals and patient satisfaction. The selectee will provide team guidance in patient care in accordance wiht professional standards, core values and commitment to service. The incumbent will be responsible for insuring clinic operations including clinical work, oversight and administration of all aspects of the department, including research program and guidance and training for medical residents and other trainees. The physician selectee will support hiring, orientation, retention and evaluation of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Selectee must be Board Certified in one of the following medicine specialties: Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, or Nephrology. The selected physician will collaborate closely with the East Carolina University Department of Internal Medicine and must meet the requirements for a faculty appointment at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.


Selectee will be subject to an online credentialing & VETPRO process.





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  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency(for direct patient care)
  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
  • Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
  • Educational requirements - 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. Approved schools are:
    • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
    • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
    • Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
    • For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
  • First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. 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 residencies are:
    • 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
    • Other residencies 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 postgraduate education.
    • Must be Board Certified in one of the following medicine specialties: Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Nephrology or Hepatology
    • Proficiency in the use of various computer programs for patient care is required.

SALARY TO BE DETERMINED BY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD OF YOUR PEERS AND BASED ON YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Pay range maximum varies by specialty: GI, Cardiology, Dermatology to $285K, Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary and Nephrology to $240K, Neurology and Endocrinology to $235K






References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

Salary determination will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.





·         U.S. Citizenship by Birth or Naturalization

·         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 (VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2).








NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications(particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) for this position. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.

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.

Veteran's Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to


Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.


Your application, resume 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, 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


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4,6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. Grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.




SALARY IS DETERMINED BY A COMPENSATION PANEL commensurate with education and experience. (Note: The pay range will reflect the established tier for the specialty/assignment.)


Selectee may be required to complete a two-year initial probationary period.


All information submitted in response to this vacancy announcement is subject to verification by VetPro.


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


Recruitment is current and on-going until position(s) are filled.


This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position.


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To Apply on line just 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.


Clinical questions for this position you may email Janice Busher@


The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give  you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people-our Veterans.


Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.


If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

 The VA is committed to hiring Veterans


 The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.


The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families andother beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").



To Apply by fax, e-mail or mail, please submit the following forms 10-2850, SF 306, 10-0459 and a copy of your CV and mail or e-mail to information listed below. 



Please also include a copy of the OF306                  

Please include a signed copy of 

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: TAG:Link to Full 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: TAG:VacancyID.  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 TAG:Closing Date.




if you are submitting your application by MAIL or EMAIL, please see Please see instructions below. 


If you are a veteran, please include a copy of your DD-214 showing your character of discharge.



by mail to:


Greenville CBOC

Attn: Monica Parker

800 Moye Blvd

Greenville, North Carolina 27834


by fax to:



Attn: Monica Parker


by email to:







Monica M. Parker
Phone: (919)286-0411x6901
Agency Information:
Thank You, NC


You will receive a notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via US postal service within 2-4 weeks.

Important note: Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Tuesday, October 01, 2013. If this requirement is not met and you are not referred to the hiring facility, you may contact the local HR office for Direct Hiring Authority options.

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