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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:PHYSICIAN -Urgent Care Clinic

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:528N-14-MCS-1046880

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$98,967.00 to $220,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 07, 2014 to Monday, July 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

6 vacancies in the following location:
Bath, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1046880

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.

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 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.

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.

You may be eligible to apply for up to $$60,000.00 under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP); subject to availability of funds. 

A relocation/relocation incentive of up to 10% of salary is authorized for highly qualified applicants.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.

DUTIES:

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This position is located within the Urgent Care Clinic at the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, New York. This position will serve as a full time Urgent Care physician who directs Urgent Care services within facility.

The primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

Oversight of the Urgent Care services, as well as coverage of other inpatient or outpatient primary care areas as necessary has responsibility for attending staff and committee meetings as assigned and will actively participate in the teaching of Urgent Care practices/protocols.

WORK SCHEDULE: 12 hour coverage-to be discussed at interview.

SALARY RANGE: Applicant’s education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Physician Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, VA Directive 5005)

b. English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.

c. Education. 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: 

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. 

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. 

(3) 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. 

d. Licensure and Registration: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. 

e. Certification: Board certification or board eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Practice is required.  

NOTE: Qualification requirements are in accordance with the Veterans Healthcare Administration Qualification Standards for Physicians, which is available for review in the Human Resources Office. 

VetPro: Any registered, and certified health care providers appointed to a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center must, upon acceptance of an employment offer from Human Resources, enter their employment history, education history, and all licensure/certification/registration information through the internet-based credentialing system (VetPro). VetPro ensures the consistency of the credentialing process for all employees and provides a reliable electronic data bank of health care provider credentials. This system is used nationwide by all VHA healthcare facilities in an effort to maximize patient safety. This prerequisite must be initiated after an employment offer has been extended. Employment commencement dates will be contingent upon the completion and approval of the VetPro credentialing/verification process. 

Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the VA Drug-Free Workplace Program. If you are tentatively selected for the position and are not now in a TDP subject to random testing, you may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to final selection. Applicants who refuse to be tested will not be selected.  

Physical Requirements: The Urgent Care Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position.  Physical activities include sitting, standing and walking for long periods of time, some heavy lifting, reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.  The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.  The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative, secondary to delirium, intoxication, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.


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.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

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



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 Michael.Stryker@va.gov

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 Monday, July 07, 2014, 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:

REQUIRED Complete CV

REQUIRED  VA form 10-2850 http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf

REQUIRED OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/of0306.pdf

REQUIRED Transcripts/Licensures/Certifications

Veterans Preference documentation, i.e., DD-214 (copy 4), SF-15, and award notification (if applicable)  

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 1046880

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:

Lesley Bonham
Phone: (607)664-4726
Email: LESLEY.BONHAM@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Bath VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC - Human Resources
76 Veterans Avenue
Bath, NY
14810

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:

528N-14-MCS-1046880

Control Number:

361146200