Physician (Medical)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Sheridan, WY

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 734682

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.

This is an open continuous announcement . Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until 31 December 2012. (this vacancy announcement can be canceled at any time by the discretion of the Medical Center Director).

As a VA physician, 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

SALARY RANGE: Pay is based upon education and experience and is set by the Physician Professional Standards Board. Three components of pay are base, market and performance pay. Current pay range is up to $195,000.

TOUR OF DUTY: Primarily will work 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday with shared on-call. Shared on-call would include MOD coverage, weeknights: 4:00 pm to 7:30 am and weekends: either 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 7:30 am.

More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcment and they may be filled by full time or part time appointment.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

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:
The Staff Physician possesses the knowledge and skills necessary in the following areas:

Clinical Practice/Patient Care:
  • Delivers holistic and comprehensive patient focused services as the primary care provider, utilizing the nursing process which includes: Assessment; Diagnosis; Planning.
  • Implementation and Evaluation and modification based upon the response to the plan of care.
  • Serves as primary care provider, prescribing and monitoring the implementation of pharmacological and other methods of management for health promotion.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests.
  • Initiates requests for consultation services with other services within VA as well as non-VA.
Clinical Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities include: planning, coordinating and ensuring continuity of care for their panel of patients, including maintenance of health and treatment of illness.
  • Work effectively with other healthcare providers and interdisciplinary health care to team to deliver cost effective, quality health care for outpatients.
  • Serve on clinical and administrative committees as assigned.
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Attends Clinical Executive Board, staff meetings and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.
  • Participates in administrative duties as assigned.
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be negotiable.

MOVING EXPENSES may be negotiable

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Must be a Citizen of the United States.

LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: Physicians (Except Residents). 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.

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

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 QUALIFICATION STANDARD.

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.

Approved schools are:
  • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
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:
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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...