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Job Title:  Physician (Gastroenterology)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  LW-13-IEA-963727

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 $265,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Friday, May 16, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Roseburg, OR View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable




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.


Be part of a team dedicated to working toward one purpose - filling the needs of our veteran patients.

The VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) consists of one Veterans Health Administration (VHA)facility located in Roseburg, OR, and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) strategically located in Eugene, North Bend, and Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA.    VARHS offers primary care and hospital services in medicine, surgery, and mental health for the 62,000 veterans who reside in Central and Southern Oregon and Northern California


In Roseburg you will find an excellent quality of life in a family oriented community.   While providing all of the amenities of a larger city, Roseburg still offers the relaxed atmosphere of a small town.   Nestled in the forested Umpqua Valley, Roseburg offers unlimited recreational opportunities among lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and ocean beaches.   Golfing, hiking, rafting, fishing, and beach combing are all within easy access.   Eugene, an easy one-hour freeway drive north, is Oregon's second largest city and home to the University of Oregon.   More information on Roseburg and the surrounding area can be found at


Education Debt Reduction Program: You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. 


Applications received on or before October 4, 2013 will be included in the initial referral of candidates.  Subsequent referrals, if needed, will be made on an on-going basis until position is filled.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Be board certified in the specialty area of Gastroenterology


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VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHS) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced physician board certified or board eligible in the specialty area of Gastroenterology.  Candidate selected will provide our veteran patients with quality care services in disorders of the GI tract and liver.   Candidate selected will provide both inpatient and outpatient services.  The position is located in Medicine Service and will be responsible for: performing procedures, conducting outpatient clinics, and performing inpatient consults.  Duties will include:


  •  Conducting outpatient clinics
  •  Performing endoscopic procedures
  •  Providing  inpatient consults
  •  Documenting patient care data such as medical history and physical exams, progress notes, consult notes, discharge and transfer summaries, etc. in electronic medical records in a timely manner
  •  Reviewing and renewing prescriptions
  •  Reviewing laboratory and imaging data for both outpatient endoscopy and GI clinics
  •  Participating in clinical and/or administrative committees, task groups, or special projects
  •  Participating in quality assurance programs.


Tour of Duty:   Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (On-call duties may be required as necessary)


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Physical requirements include moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (1 hour intermittently); standing (2 hours intermittently); ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted).  Candidate selected will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.


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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:  

  • Citizenship: Must be a Citizen of the United States.
  • Education:  Must have a 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.
  • Licensure:  Must have 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. 
  • Must be board certified or board eligible in the specialty area of Gastroenterology.
  • First-Year Residency (Internship):  Have completed a 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 residencies are:  (1)  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 (2)  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.
  • 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).


Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.  This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Veterans' 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 your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit   The primary consideration in making appointments under 38 USC Chapter 73 and 74 will be the professional needs of Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  Consistent with this policy, however, veterans will be given preference when qualifications of candidates are approximately equal.  This includes qualified disabled and a preference eligible veterans.  To receive veteran preference in the referral and selection process evidence of entitlement must be submitted with your application.


Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience. 


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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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience), board certification(s), and other achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or research activities will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all health care professionals who claim licensure, certification, or registration must be credentialed in the VetPro system.  VetPro is an internet enabled data bank that facilitates primary source review of all credentials related to employment.  The VetPro process must be completed prior to appointment to this position.

Initial appointment to this position is subject to the recommendation of a professional standards board and approval by the medical center director.  Recommended grade and salary will be made by a Physician Compensation Panel and recommendation will be based on the personal qualifications of the candidate selected.

This position is designated for random drug screening for illegal drug use.  All applicants selected for VA employment in testing designated positions are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA.

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.


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All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below.  You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by contacting the VA Roseburg Healthcare System's Human Resource office at (541) 440-1260.

If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 16, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.


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.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
   ·Other Veterans Document


The following forms must be included in your application packet:


VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors.  (Form can be located at


Current Curriculum Vitae


OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.   (Form can be located at



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.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX – Occupational Questionnaire Form) 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.  The Vacancy ID is 963727

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

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

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.


Isabel Adams
Phone: (541)440-1000x44276
Agency Information:
VHA Roseburg HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources 05
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR


After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position.  Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.

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