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Job Title:  Physician (ACOS for Imaging/Pathology & Laboratory Medical Services) AMENDED: CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  WC-14-DT-1110512

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$130,000.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year
Friday, May 02, 2014 to Monday, June 02, 2014
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
1 vacancy in the following location:
Miami, FL View Map
Citizens of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation




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.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) : The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. PCS 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:


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be board certified in Radiology or Pathology


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The Miami VA Healthcare System in Miami, Florida is recruiting a full-time board certified in radiology or pathology with administrative and clinical experience in the Veterans Health Administration System to serve as the full-time Associate Chief of Staff for Imaging and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service.


The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for overall operation, oversight and performance measures for all Imaging Service operations, including Nuclear Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service operations.


The Miami VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care and serves as a tertiary referral center for VISN 8. 


Imaging Service – has state-of-the-art equipment including an all-digital department with PACS and Voice Recognition, 3 MRs, 3 CT scanners, PET/CT and 2 angiographic suites.  Required clinical expertise includes MSK MR, Cardiac CT, PET/CT, CT Colonography and Interventional Radiology.


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service provides the principle medical diagnostic laboratory testing and transfusion functions in the medical center and sets the standards for quality, test methods and procedures for laboratory testing for patient care throughout the facility. The functions of PLMS include clinical laboratory medicine, anatomic pathology and provision of blood and blood products for transfusion. Medical and patient care functions provided by PLMS include but are not limited to consultation; bone marrow collection and fine needle aspiration/other surgical biopsies; surgical and cytopathology examinations; clinical laboratory test performance; microbiology; and blood specimen procurement.


The role of this position is to provide direct patient care approximately 40% of the time and administrative duties approximately 60% of the time. Administrative responsibilities include developing and directing administrative and clinical functions of the Imaging and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm. May be required to work irregular hours including evenings and holidays. Tour of duty will be further discussed during a structured interview.



Position Description Title/PD#: Physician (ACOS for Imaging/Pathology & Laboratory Medical Services

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The work is sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Duties may require lifting and carrying laboratory equipment.


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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:  

A.  Citizenship.  Citizen 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.  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. 

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.  English Language Proficiency.  Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

E.  Board Certified in Radiology or Pathology.

F. Residency: Completion of a first year residency, or its equivalent accredited by the ACGME, AOA, or both. 

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.  This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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:  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


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. 


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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

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


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.


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All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below. 

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, June 02, 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,, 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.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter


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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1110512

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 

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.


David Trujillo
Phone: (305)575-7000x3092
Fax: (305)575-3437
Agency Information:
Human Resources Management Service
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL
33125 Fax: (305)575-3437


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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