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Job Title:  Physician (GI)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  AMA-14-RH-T38-49-1069248

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

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$200,000.00 to $270,000.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Amarillo, TX View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1069248 



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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to 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 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


Amarillo is one of the best kept secrets around.  Our community is very friendly, the social events are diversified, and we have moderate climate with four distinct seasons.  We have extremely competitive housing and living costs, no state income taxes, outstanding schools, and a short distance from great skiing in northern New Mexico and Colorado.  For more information visit:



VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply


The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the EDRP Coordinator for additional information.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must Pass Pre-employment Examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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Endoscopy procedures, including interventional therapeutics.  Duties to include conducting outpatient clinics, performing procedures, performing consults and on-call services.  On-call services are required 24 hours per day/seven days a week.  A portion of the time to be spent with inpatients and answering inpatient consults from on-staff hospitalists.


Prefer:   Board Certified Physician trained as Gastroenterologist


Tour of Duty: M-F days with on-call


Pay will be commensurate with training, experience, and market.


First consideration will be given to applications received early.


(AFGE Bargaining Unit position)





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a. Citizenship.  Citizenship of the United States.
b. Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine
or osteopathic medicine. 
c.  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.
d.  First-Year Residency (Internship).  Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

Prefer:  Board Certified Physician trained as Gastroenterologist.

Appointment and/or reappointment as a physician in Gastroenterology is made in conformity with the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Amarillo VA Health Care System.  The focus is the provision of general medical and surgical care, and long term care for veteran patients in a manner which is reflective of good clinical judgment, medical knowledge, clinical skills (medical interviewing, physical examinations, and procedural skills), humanistic qualities and professionalism.

Core Privileges encompass privileges for the entire Amarillo VA Health Care System and can be performed at all locations.  Procedures are specific to settings.

To be eligible to apply for core privileges in Gastroenterology, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
•  Current certification or active participation in the examination process leading to certification in gastroenterology
by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine with Special Qualifications in Gastroenterology; OR,
•  Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American

Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited post-graduate training program in gastroenterology; AND,
•  Applicants for initial appointment must be able to demonstrate inpatient or consultative services for at least 24

patients during the past 12 months or demonstrate successful completion of a hospital-affiliated accredited residency, special clinical fellowship or research.


Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.    



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 their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. 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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 1069248.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. Occupational Questionnaire
  3. 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  
  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Kristie Smith
Phone: (806)355-9703x7486
Agency Information:
VHA Amarillo HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
6010 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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