Staff Physician (BEACON)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Albuquerque, NM

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 747219

Salary to be determined by a Compensation Panel commensurate with education and experience.

Salary range is from $97,987-$250,00.00

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?

This position is open until filled.

Failing to submit any documentation listed under the "Required Documents" tab may result in loss of consideration.

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.

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/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship (Non-Citizens may apply but only considered after citizens

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:
Work Schedule:
7:30am - 4:00pm

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Physical Demands:
Refer to VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Exact pay will be determined by a Compensation Panel commensurate with education and experience.

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking a physician specializing in Psychiatry for a full-time position at the NMVAHCS. The Physician will work at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC in Albuquerque in an interdisciplinary team setting providing psychiatric assessment and intervention to patients presenting with acute mental health problems in primary care clinics and the emergency department. The Raymond G. Murphy VAMC is a training site for University of New Mexico medical students and psychiatry residents. There will be an opportunity for a faculty appointment with the UNM Department of Psychiatry. Albuquerque is a major metropolitan area with a population exceeding 600,000. Nestled between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, this beautiful high desert city also offers numerous opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and more.

The Raymond G. Murphy VAMC is a training site for University of New Mexico medical students and psychiatry residents. There will be an opportunity for a faculty appointment with the UNM Department of Psychiatry for qualified applicants. UNM faculty track and rank are dependent on qualifications

Albuquerque is a major metropolitan area with a population exceeding 600,000 that is nestled between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande. The climate is extraordinary, with very mild winters and dry warm summers with cool evenings. Outdoor activities are vast and include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting, biking, year-round golf and tennis

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Minimum requirements: MD or DO, American Board Certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.

This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. This position subject to background investigation and physical examination. Drug Testing Position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
a.

Citizenship.

Citizen of the United States.

(Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

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.

Approved schools are:
(1)

Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2)

Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3)

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.

(4)

For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

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.

The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

d.

Physical Standards.

See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

e.

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).

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
Selectee salary and grade will be determined by a Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.

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 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATIONS STANDARD

http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=464&FType=2

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

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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

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OTHER INFORMATION:
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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

Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt

Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276

Background Information: NACI

This is Not a Supervisory Position

The

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

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Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave

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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.

DEFINITIONS:
Status Eligible Candidates

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Current Federal employees serving under a Career or Career-Conditional appointment, or former Federal employees with

Reinstatement Eligibility

Special Authority Candidates

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(a) Schedule A (handicapped), (b)

preference eligible or veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

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Displaced or surplus VA employees in the local commuting area must submit documentation of eligibility in order to receive

special selection priority consideration if determined “well qualified” for a position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP

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Displaced or surplus Federal Agency employees in the local commuting area must submit documentation of eligibility to receive special selection priority consideration if determined "well qualified" for a position.

Interchange Agreements:
Title 38 employees/others at:
http://www.opm.gov/employ/html/sroa2.asp#InterchangeAgreementsWithOtherMerit

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