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Job Title:Physician (PACT Float)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:BH-14-OC-104-CJ-1089131

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$165,000.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Fort Meade, SD View Map
Rapid City, SD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1089131 

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED

This position is located at Fort Meade or Rapid City, South Dakota. 

This is an Open and Continuous announcement. Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy as applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.

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. 

The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the nation, is home to one of GORP.com's Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, from Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations to the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, the Star Spangled Banner and Mount Rushmore. Wildlife abounds, sometimes in our own backyards, and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23)--where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Between sites

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information, go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • English Language proficiency required

DUTIES:

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Duties include providing primary care to a cohort of veteran patients in an outpatient clinical setting.  This will include taking medical histories, providing physical examinations, assessing recent medical studies, adjusting current medications, initiating new medical therapies, and requesting specialty care through consults for this panel of patients.  This position is a "float" position, that will include covering for another PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) provider that is on scheduled leave, or for unexpected absences.  The incumbent will be fully trained in the PACT model of care, either by previous training or during their initial tenure with Black Hills Health Care System. Additional duties may include urgent care coverage, employee health coverage, and monitoring of stress tests (training may be provided).  The PACT clinic coverage will be either at Fort Meade or at the Rapid City VA Clinic.  

 

Hours: To be determined during regular clinic hours Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Federal Holidays excluded (Occasional extended hours clinic coverage may be required in the early mornings or on Saturdays).

 

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

 

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


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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 board certified or eligible.

Preferred Experience:

1.   Board Certification preferred but not required. Special Consideration will be given to candidates with Board Certification in Occupational and/or Internal Medicine.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference:  VA Handbok 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Have no physical or mental limitations that prevents the provider from executing his/her clinical and administrative duties to the fullest extent. Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Reaching above shoulder; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing aid (permitted)

 


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.  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.

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.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.   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.


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. 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 http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

 

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850 IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

NOTE: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

Applicants Note: If you are not applying online and you are using the OPM Form 1203-FX to complete the Occupational Questionnaire, please continue with the next sequential number. For example if the last question you responded to was numbered 9, utilize the block for question 10 to respond to the next question and continue on in this manner.

If you cannot apply online:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.

  1. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  2. 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.
  3. 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  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1089131.  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 Tuesday, February 10, 2015.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume (required)
  2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist and Optometrist"  (Also available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required) MUST BE SIGNED
  3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment MUST BE SIGNED
  4. Responses to Occupational Questionnaire (required)
  5. 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include your latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Carol Jensen
Phone: (605)720-7487
Email: CAROL.JENSEN@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Black Hills HCS
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD
57741

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

BH-14-OC-104-CJ-1089131

Control Number:

366185000