Job Overview


About the Agency

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1001551   

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.

This vacancy is for a Nephrologist position at the Albany, VAMC.  This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time (40 hours per week) permanent appointment.  The tour of duty for this vacancy will be 8:00am - 4:30pm.  Functional Statement for the position #F9080. Vacancy ID 1001551.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research.  We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you.  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 practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and 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.  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.

A recruitment incentive is not authorized for this position.

Position may be filled prior to the closing date.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy.  Applications will be reviewed every two weeks.  If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.


The Albany VA Medical Center is seeking a board eligible/certified Nephrologist.  The Albany VA is located in the beautiful Capital District of NY which boasts variety of cultural offerings and outdoor activities, excellent quality of life, good cost of living and proximity to larger metropolitan cities including NYC, Boston and Montreal.

The duties of the Nephrologist include but are not limited to:

The Nephrology position at the Albany Stratton VAMC will encompass the breadth of clinical care, including inpatient consultation, outpatient clinic and outpatient dialysis rounding. The Stratton VAMC cares for Veterans within the Upstate New York region from the Catskill region in the south, to the New York/Canada border in the North, and between Syracuse and Western Massachusetts from East/West.  Clinical opportunities at the Stratton VAMC include: acute and chronic hemodialysis (currently not including CRRT), peritoneal dialysis, kidney biopsy (if trained), and placement of temporary hemodialysis catheters. 


The Nephrologist is charged with delivering the best possible renal care to our Veteran patients.  This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients.

The Nephrologist works within her or his privileges at all times.  The Nephrologist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills.  She or he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of renal care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen.

Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Nephrologist.  This pertains to colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff.

The staff Nephrologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.

Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.

All VA requirements must be met on a timely basis. 



Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No