1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Academic Emergency Medicine Physician

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:528W-14-LMZ-05012014

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Syracuse, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1111480

 

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.

 

Academic Emergency Medicine Physician: The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Syracuse, New York has a full-time employment opportunity in its state-of-the-art Emergency Department. Candidates must be board eligible/board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The Syracuse VAMC is an active teaching hospital affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU). As this position involves teaching house-staff, the successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment with SUNY UMU. Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license in any state. American citizenship or resident alien status is required. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and current CV to Linda.Zavalauskas@va.gov . Information on Upstate New York VISN 2 VA Healthcare Network can be found at www.syracuse.va.gov . Position is subject to random drug testing and a criminal background check. The Syracuse VAMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. 

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.


Pending funding availability: the incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Recruitment/relocation incentives may be authorized.  PCS relocation services may be authorized at the discretion of the SVAMC.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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Major Duties

  • Board Certified/Board Eligible by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • This position involves teaching house-staff from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Must be eligible for an academic appointment with the State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license in any State


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Board Eligible/Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Must qualify for an academic appointment at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University

 

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 G-2 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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability.

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.


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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

   ·       This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and current CV to: Linda.Zavalauskas@va.gov or fax (315) 425-2447 attention Linda Zavalauskas, Human Resources/05, VA Medical Center, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.

As an alternative, applicants may apply online.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 31, 2015 to receive consideration.
  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:

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
   ·DD-214
   ·OF-306
   ·Resume
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript


VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf)

 

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


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) 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 1111480.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 31, 2015 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

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:

Linda Zavalauskas
Phone: (315)425-4616
Email: LINDA.ZAVALAUSKAS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Syracuse VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC Syracuse
800 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
13210
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Your curriculum vitae and cover letter will be reviewed upon receipt and shared with the selection team. You may be contacted for additional information.


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Job Announcement Number:

528W-14-LMZ-05012014

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