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Job Title:Chiropractor (Part-Time)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-538-13-KH-975510

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$58,916.00 to $109,164.00 / Per Year


Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Wednesday, October 30, 2013




Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Temporary NTE 16 months


2 vacancies in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH View Map


United States Citizens


Chillicothe, Ohio is is nestled in the beautiful hills of Ross County. Chillicothe is blessed with an abundance of historical and recreational opportunities. There are five state parks within a 30-minute drive. Strong schools and affordable housing make Chillicothe a great place to live and work. The small town charm of this city is perfectly complimented by easy access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati for those seeking city amenities.

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 .  


NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of experience will be considered by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.  

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. 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Subject to Background Investigation.
  • Subject to Pre-employment Physical.
  • This is a Designated Drug Tested Position.
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position.


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The Chiropractor position is located in Rehabilitation Medicine & Services Care Line (RM&SCL) at VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are licensed independent health care providers in the VHA who provide examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions using non-pharmacologic and non-operative methods.

·         Chiropractors utilize standard medical evaluation procedures along with biomechanical assessment to establish a diagnosis and formulate a management plan.

·         They consult with other health care providers and refer patients in accordance with accepted medical indications.

·         Chiropractic treatment includes a number of options such as patient education, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle recommendations, and other interventions such as joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, and physical modalities.

·         Chiropractors may also be trained and licensed to deliver a number of interventions currently classified as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies such as acupuncture, biologically based preparations, and mind-body therapies.

·         Acupuncture skills are preferred but not required.

Tour of Duty: The tour of duty will be 20 hours workweek.

Licensure/Certificate: Trained or licensed for provision of CAM services preferable, Doctor of Chiropractor or Doctor of Chiropractor Medicine Degree with full or unrestricted license from appropriate licensing body.  A current, active, valid and unrestricted license to practice chiropractic medicine.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


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a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education. Degree of doctor of chiropractic, or its equivalent, resulting from a course of education in chiropractic. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools or colleges approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:


(1) United States schools or colleges of chiropractic listed as accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, at, or equivalent agency, in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed.

(2) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

d. Physical StandardsWork involves regular and recurring physical exertion, such as prolonged walking or standing, bending, twisting, reaching, pulling and positioning severely disabled patients. The work requires specific common physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity, as well as skill and ability in one or more art forms.

e. English Language Proficiency. Doctors of chiropractic 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).

Licensure or Registration:


Doctor of Chiropractic (Except Residents). Current, full and unrestricted license to practice chiropractic in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.


Residents. Licensure in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia before completion of the first year of a VA residency. Unlicensed residents must meet any registration or other equivalent requirements established for chiropractic residents of non-VA facilities or chiropractic clinics with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes during the first year of VA residency.



a. Associate Grade. None beyond the basic requirements.

b. Full Grade. Two years of full-time chiropractic practice or its equivalent. One year of full-time post-graduate residency specialty training from a chiropractic school or college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or equivalent agency approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, is acceptable in lieu of the 2 years of practice. Candidate must have demonstrated the professional competence and performance necessary to provide independently the full range of clinical diagnosis and chiropractic treatment for the most prevalent neuro-musculoskeletal conditions including subluxation complex.


Intermediate Grade. A doctor of chiropractic at the Intermediate grade meets the requirements for Full grade and the requirements in subparagraphs 3c(1) and (2):

(1) A total of 4 years of chiropractic practice or its equivalent. Acceptable in lieu of 4 years of practice is completion of a 3-year full-time post-graduate residency program from an accredited U.S. chiropractic college, as evidenced by documentation of completion (e.g., transcript), which renders the doctor of chiropractic eligible for certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractors’ Association, or the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties to obtain Diplomate status.

(2) Demonstrates a high level of professional attainment. Examples of such attainment are:

(a) Is a recognized expert in dealing with a variety of unusually difficult chiropractic cases which are referred by other facilities for resolution and recommended courses of action to provide for maximum rehabilitation. Typically, in this capacity serves as a consultant to doctors of chiropractic or other professionals in other health care facilities.

(b) Has assumed responsibility for a multi-faceted chiropractic program including clinical research and/or training requiring a high degree of competence and skill in developing innovative, new and advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques. Typically, the program is in an educationally affiliated health care facility having a chiropractic training program of moderate scope involving liaison with other medical services and affiliated schools.

(c) Played a significant part in the conduct of research in a problem area of considerable scope and complexity that required novel approaches and which resulted in answers to important questions or important changes in existing methods and techniques. Publications authored by the doctor of chiropractic are of considerable value to others in the individual’s field. Typically, overall contributions are recognized by serving on important committees or other bodies in the profession.

(d) Has full responsibility for carrying out a chiropractic training program of significant size in which the doctor of chiropractic is responsible for maintaining liaison with the affiliated school and other educational institutions and professional or scientific organizations. The individual has displayed innovative approaches in development of curriculum and course content and in expanding and improving the educational program.



References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, AppendixG16, Doctor of Chiropractic Qualification Standard QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated June 16, 2004.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: The candidate tentatively selected will be peer reviewed by the Professional Standards Board and must meet Board requirements prior to appointment. This Board will evaluate the candidate qualifications for the position and determine the grade level. The incumbent selected will be appointed at the appropriate grade level based on (1) qualifying experience related to the work of the position, and (2) upon meeting physical requirements. Applicant for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination, Healthcare Integrity and Protection Database (HIPDB) and List of Excluded Individuals Database(LEIE).

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. ***

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 DD214(s) 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.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully in the "HOW TO APPLY" section of this job announcement. 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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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


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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 Wednesday, October 30, 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.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. CV or Resume to include NPI (National Provider Identifier) number to be used for billing purposes, if applicable.

2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at

3. Occupational Questionnaire.

4. OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at This is a required form and must be submitted with your application except for Chillicothe VA Employees.

5. SF-50 (No AWARD SF-50 will be accepted)ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? You must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action." This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

6. 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

7. Credentialing Release of Information Authorization (VA FORM 10-0459) form:

8. Copies of college transcripts


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) 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      975510.

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 Wednesday, October 30, 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.


Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH


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

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