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    VA New England Healthcare System is recruiting for these positions to support our veterans during the COVID-19 crisis. Positions may be located at any of the VISN 1 campuses, as needed. (Note: Togus VAMC is physically located in Augusta, ME)

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may be available for highly qualified candidates.

    Retired annuitants may qualify for a dual compensation waiver.

    Applicants will be reviewed and referred as needed.

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    This vacancy is being extended to support our needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will be reviewed and referred on an as needed basis. If you have previously applied, there is no need to re-apply.

    Needs have been identified for the following specialties:

    Infectious Disease
    Occupational Health
    Palliative Care
    Primary Care
    Critical Care
    Emergency Medicine (WRJ location only; please email your CV to rebecca.oden@va.gov)
    Neurology (WRJ location only; please email your CV to rebecca.oden@va.gov)
    Dermatology (WRJ location only; please email your CV to rebecca.oden@va.gov)

    Clinical Duties: Physicians are expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board. All physicians must meet the following standards:

    Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.

    Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

    Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

    Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

    Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.

    Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care.

    Note: We will accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis and qualifications will be reviewed biweekly; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply once the application is referred to the selecting official.

    Not to Exceed Appointments: This job opportunity announcements is for appointments not to exceed one year. Applicants appointed under this job announcement may be terminated sooner based on the needs of the Medical Center.
    Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center.
    The New England VA Medical Centers are acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends to exist. Additionally positions hired from this job announcement may be Part-time or Full-time based on needs of the facility.
    Compressed/Flexible: may be available
    Telework: Infrequent, adhoc telework may be available.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Physician (Multiple Specialties) (Temporary up to 1 Year)/PDCV19000000 and PD000000
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for this position.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Dual Compensation Waiver: For positions hired from this announcement, the Hiring Officials may request salary offset waiver for the individual selected if that individual is currently receiving an annuity from the federal service. This is eligible for annuitants who have a voluntary/optional retirement (no early outs or buyouts retirements). Any annuitant hired to work in support of COVID-19 is required to sign an Acceptance Statement of Annuitant/Declination of Annuitant Dual Compensation Waiver.
    Additional Notes: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies at a later time and these positions may be converted to permanent at a later time without further competition.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    None - This grade represents the full performance level for physician occupations.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564430700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.