Administrative Fellowship (GHATP Recent Graduate)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Cheyenne, WY

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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 Veteran.

The medical center is a member of the Rocky Mountain Healthcare Network (VISN 19) that includes 6 medical centers, 6 telehealth outreach clinics and 41 community-based outpatient clinics in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.

NOTE: If you applied to our previous announcement, for Administrative Fellowship, #442-13-PAH-763479, you will need to re-apply.
  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • GHATP Recent Graduate (Fellowship) Eligible.
  • Applicants must interview for the position.


The incumbent will complete rotations within the facility, and to the clinics served by Cheyenne, and will rotate to the tertiary facility in Denver, Colorado. The incumbent will contribute to key projects, attend a variety of local and VISN 19 meetings, and participate in selected aspects of healthcare administration. The incumbent is encouraged to provide insight, analysis, and creative alternatives as a member of the executive team.

Selectee will participate in the Graduate Health Care Administration Training Program (GHATP): This is a temporary appointment with non-competitive eligibility for a permanent appointment upon meeting requirements.

The GHATP Program is a 12-month experience under the preceptorship of the Medical Center Director and is a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP). The Cheyenne VAMC and Clinics serve approximately 20,000 rural and highly rural veterans in Southeastern Wyoming, Northern Colorado, and Western Nebraska. The medical center is a Level 2 facility, providing primary and secondary inpatient services in medicine and standard surgical procedures, with an authorization to provide intermediate level, orthopedic procedures, as well as outpatient services in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. A 40-bed Community Living Center is also located on the main campus. There are three Multi-Specialty Based Outpatient Clinics (MSOCs) in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado, as well as in Sidney, Nebraska. A Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic (PCTOC) is located in Rawlins, Wyoming. Weekly service to four new communities was completed in 2010 as a result of the VAMC's Mobile Telehealth Clinic.


TOUR OF DUTY: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

START DATE: Applications must be received by June 28, 2013. Selection announcement date will be August 31, 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: GS-9 (Recent Graduates): Graduated with a MPH, MHA, MHSA, other Health Care Management/Administration degree or MBA, MPA with minimum two health care administration courses. Apply within two years of degree (or six years for preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service).
  • Masters of Health Care Administration (MHA)
  • Masters of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • Masters of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

All MBA and MPA candidates must have had coursework in health care administration to qualify.

To qualify, yours master's program must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Link to Accrediting Organizations:

Note: Veterans with military obligations begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligiblility for these veterans cannot exceed six (6) years from the date on which they completed their Master's Degree.

**Transcripts demonstrating eligibility are required to be included in the application package to be considered for the position.**

Physical requirements: The work is primary sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

Work environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Requires travel to three HSM Core Sessions and the American College of Healthcare Executive Congress, as well as additional occasional travel.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your application/resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: We will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire which evaluates your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. The questions are related to fundamental competencies, such as customer service, oral communication, teamwork, and writing, required for the job for which you are applying.

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. To find out more click here .

OTHER INFORMATION: Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
  • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 , Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the required documentation.

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