Job Title: Physician - NephrologistJob Announcement Number: 528D-14BK-071
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 to
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Albany, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
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About the Agency
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 http://www.va.gov.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.
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.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Board Eligible/Board Certified in Nephrology
DUTIES:Back to top
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:
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
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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Completed a First-Year Residency (Internship) approved by the Secretary of the VA for the year in which it was completed.
- 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 proficient in spoken and written English
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Nephrology
- BLS and ACLS Certification
- Have interest and prior experience in research and teaching activities
- Maintain privileges at all times at the Albany VA Medical Center
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Nephrologist should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
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. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.