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Job Title:  Physician - Surgical Intensivist
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-652-13-PAD-964423

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 $230,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
3 vacancies in the following location:
Richmond, VA View Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 964423 (Include on all documents) 

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.

NOTE:  The applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

VA Encourages Persons with Disabilities to Apply


  • 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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The McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia is accepting applications for a full-time board eligible or board certified physician in General Surgery/Anesthesia/Pulmonary Critical Care who will be part of a team to bring the "closed" SICU model to the VAMC Richmond.  Candidates must be able to teach medical students and residents and will be expected to see patients in the clinic and the inpatient units and to perform procedures as appropriate to specialty including bronchoscopy, laparoscopy and endoscopy procedures, and take call.  The board eligible or board certified physician must have (1) Completed fellowship training in critical care/surgical critical care/anesthesia and (2) An academic focus in critical care or other biomedical basic science research as evidenced by teaching awards, targeted publications, presentations, and potentially research funding or awards.  

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status:  Exempt

Supervisory Position:  No

Bargaining Unit Position:  No

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives:  Not authorized

Recruitment Expenses:  Not authorized



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  • 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:  (1)  Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.  (2)  Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.  (3)  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. 


  • Board Eligible/Board Certified and possess a 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 physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping.  The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking.  The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment.  There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.


  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by U.S.C. 7402(d)and 7405(f). 

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. *** 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. ***


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


After the vacancy announcement closes, applications will be evaluated against the questionnaire responses to insure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements and that your application reflects the knowledges, skills, and abilities required of the position. 


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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


  • Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment 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.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive.
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment.


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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
Tuesday, December 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.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. Identify your documents with the vacancy ID which is:964423.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


  • Mailed/e-mailed application packages will not be accepted. Paper application packages can be faxed in Human Resources at the McGuire VA Medical Center in room 2K-150 from current VA bargaining unit employees ONLY. Manual submissions must be received by 4:00 PM on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Incomplete application packages will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.


The following documents are required: 

  • Current Resume or CV - Detailed and Current
  • VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at  
  • Declaration of Federal Employment OF 306 –  (All applicants except current Richmond VAMC employees)
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
  • Copies of all licenses and specialty board certifications.


Patty A. Davis
Phone: (804)675-5095
Agency Information:
VHA Richmond VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs MC
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
HR Management Service - 05
Richmond, VA


After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

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