Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 682186
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 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.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
Relocation expenses and recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized.
Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on July 2, 2012, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after July 2 will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two weeks until the position is filled.
A Compensation Panel will determine your salary, which will be based on your professional education, training, and experience.
U. S. Citizenship
Must pass pre-employment examination
English Language Proficiency required
Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
Background and-or Security Investigation required
This position is located with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System's Polytrauma Service, Polytrauma System of Care (PSC). If selected for this position, you will be responsible for patient care, patient and family education, and TBI clinical research in the PSC. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients, transitional residential rehabilitation, multidisciplinary rehabilitation care, and all phases of ambulatory care. You will spend approximately fifty percent of your time devoted to patient care, education, and performance improvement activities with the remaining time set aside for VA research.
the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with traumatic injuries, which could be complicated by medical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory, transitional and bed-based resources assigned to the PSC
participating in patient care through patient care rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care and other similar activities
participating in polytrauma/rehabilitation consultation throughout the medical center and program, and for operating and supervising clinical specialties engaged in evaluating patients for rehabilitation needs, i.e., traumatic injuries, TBI, burns, amputees, stroke, neurological disorders, cognitive disorders, etc.
assuring that quality examinations are provided upon consultation and that VHA performance measures are met
participating in the selection and development of all PM&R resident physicians and insuring that educational experiences of polytrauma and rehabilitation are of the quality and quantity expected by relevant educational accrediting bodies.
participating in on-going research activities, especially those involving the PSC; carrying out protocol-driven activities, reviewing research proposals and manuscripts and when appropriate, providing counsel to investigators in the course of their work
1. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)
2. 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:
(a) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(b) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(c) 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.
3. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
4. First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. Approved residencies are:
(a) those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(b) other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
5. Physical Standards. A physical is required for this position.
6. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
1. It is desirable that the physician be board certified.
2. Proof of current Basic LIfe Support (BLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office)
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 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.
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.
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 .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.
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