Physician (Dermatology)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Memphis, TN

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 670377

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted for this occupation on an ongoing basis. Qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for the time period of this announcement.

About the Memphis VA Medical Center:
The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty three county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

.

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:
A RELOCATION OR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS BEING OFFERED FOR THIS POSITION.

WHEN AUTHORIZED, INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID UP TO 25% OF BASIC PAY.

Incumbent must sign an agreement to remain with the VAMC Memphis for a minimum of two-years. Permanet Change of Station (PCS) IS authorized.

The VA Medical Center Memphis, a level 1A VA facility, is seeking one full-time dermatologist, board certified or board eligible in internal medicine, to care for patients with general dermatologic problems.

The dermatologist will have direct patient care responsibilities with primary responsibility being to reduce patient wait times and the 30-day access measures in Dermatology Clinic.

It is anticipated that 60-80 new patients and 30-40 follow-up patients are seen each month. In addition, the dermatologist will provide back-up coverage for the Chief, Dermatology when on approved leave, and s/he will broaden the reach of the Telederm program. The dermatologist will be tasked with educating our primary care physicians on the management of common dermatologic conditions to reduce the number of patients referred to Dermatology Clinic.

Incumbents will serve as attending physicians in outpatient and inpatient dermatology teaching services with dermatology house staff from our affiliate, and the University of Tennessee.

Working Hours: NEED STATEMENT

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Qualification Requirements

:

a.

Citizenship

-

US Citizenship required unless

US

Citizens are

not

available

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Non-citizens may be appointed when no citizens are available in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supports the Exchange Visitor Program and the 2-year home residence requirement and seeks waivers only when it is clearly in the interest of the Department and its programs.

b.

Education

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine, and board certifications in Internal Medicine and/or an Internal Medicine subspecialty are required.
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

.

d.

Physical Standards

  • Applicant must meet the physical standards established for this position.
e.

English Language Proficiency

  • Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(s) and 7407(d).
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 15, 2002.

Salary determination will be made by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed "

SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

," (go to

http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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

.

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 (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

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All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

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:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.

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, 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

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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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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...