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.)
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:
United States schools or colleges of chiropractic listed as accredited by the
Council on Chiropractic Education, at http://www.cce-usa.org/, or equivalent
agency, in the list published for the year in which the course of study was
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.
Physical Standards. Work 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.
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).
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.
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.
Associate Grade. None beyond the basic requirements.
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
doctor of chiropractic at the Intermediate grade meets the requirements for
Full grade and the requirements in subparagraphs 3c(1) and (2):
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
Demonstrates a high level of professional attainment. Examples of such
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.
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.
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 individuals field. Typically, overall
contributions are recognized by serving on important committees or other bodies
in the profession.
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE,PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUREXPERIENCE.
VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, AppendixG16, Doctor of Chiropractic Qualification
Standard QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated June 16, 2004.
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: 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 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.