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Job Title:Physician (Chief of Primary Care)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-13-DU-966363-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$120,000.00 to $235,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenville, NC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 966363

 

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.

 

Announcement will remain open until filled. 

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

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.

RELOCATION AND/OR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION.

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required

DUTIES:

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PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOUND UNDER THE HOW TO APPLY TAB

 

FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN OF-306 WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30; with possibility of extended hours and weekends

 

The Chief of Primary Care Department provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for primary care services at the Greenville VA Health Care Center to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent 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 the Chief of Ambulatory Care Services.

The incumbent is a board certified physician with advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative and leadership skills. Also, meets the requirements for a faculty appointment at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.

The incumbent must have:

(1)    Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery

(2)    Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs

(3)    Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills

(4)    Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders.

The responsibilities include hands on 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 Chief serves as the Supervisor for all Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) primary care physicians, physician assistances and nurse practitioners.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Customer Service

Quality Improvement

Research and Education

Budget and Fiscal Management

Organizational Stewardship

Team Building

Human Resource Management, and

Communications

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

 

MUST BE BOARD CERTIFIED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MEDICINE SPECIALTIES:

INTERNAL MEDICINE, OR

FAMILY PRACTICE

 

SALARY TO BE DETERMINED BY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD OF YOUR PEERS AND BASED ON YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

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.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· 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).


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: 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 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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. 


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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 emailing your C.V. to [enter e-mail address for this vacancy’s primary point of contact (HR Specialist, designated Service Line contact, or National/Local VA Recruiter as appropriate/designated)].

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 Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·Transcript

 

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 966363

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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf. 

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Monica M. Parker
Phone: (919)286-0411x6901
Email: MONICA.PARKER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Durham VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/E-MAIL
APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, NC
27705
UNITED STATES

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-558-13-DU-966363-MP

Control Number:

352367500