Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 686960
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 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.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
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.
NOTE: This vacancy is on a Part-Time basis (25 hours per week)
The nephrology clinical field covers renal diseases of all ages and gender, hypertensive disorders, perturbation of the body fluids, electrolytes and acid-base systems, dialytic procedures (acute and chronic conventional hemodialysis and ultra filtration modalities (CWHDF, SCUF, etc.), and pre- and post-renal transplant care. A major goal is to provide high quality comprehensive care to patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and /or acute renal insufficiency requiring renal replacement therapy (dialysis). Consultative Services are provided to inpatients and outpatients for the diagnosis and treatment of renal hypertension and pre and post renal transplant problems. Inpatient Consults are answered on a daily basis. Procedures performed by the Nephrology Section include placement of temporary vascular access for the performance of acute or chronic dialysis, percutaneous renal biopsy under ultrasonographic or fluoroscopic guidance (radiology special procedures). Dialysis Unit staff provides primary care for adult and geriatric patients with renal diseases requiring acute or chronic dialysis. Candidate should have interventional nephrology background. Candidate should have experience as a teacher of residents and nephrology fellows particularly in the area of renal transplantation complications, regulation of immunosuppression performance and interpretation of renal biopsy in renal transplant patients. It is desired that the candidate have experience in clinical trials as well as qualifications, based on past experience, to integrate the Renal section at the Miami VAMC with the studies currently ongoing in renal transplantation and in lupus at the University of Miami Renal and Hypertension Division.
A. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
B. 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
C. License and Registration . A 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. (COPY OF LICENSURE REQUIRED)
D. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, 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).
E. Medical Residency Training. Completion of a Medical Residency Training program accredited by the ACGME, AOA, or both.
F. Board Certified/Eligible
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. And Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-602: Medical Officers Series, dated August 1994. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ or http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/ohrm .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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