Physician - Anesthesiologist
Department of Veterans Affairs - Lexington, KY

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 787530

(Include # on all documents)

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?

Pay will be set by a compensation panel and is based on the qualifications and expertise of the applicant selected.

Recruitment or Relocation incentive may be authorized, if appropriate, for exceptionally well-qualified candidate

This position will remain

open until filled

.

Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

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/

.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:
Applicants selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

The VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is seeking a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Anesthesiologist for our tertiary care facility.

We provide pre, intra, and post-operative anesthesia care for a wide range of complex operative procedures including general surgery, surgical oncology, neurosurgery, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, and vascular surgery.

We have an academic institution affiliation with the University of Kentucky and a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology is available.

The anesthesiologist will be responsible for resident education and training as well as supervision of the CRNA’s.

Some administrative duties are also required in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2.

2.

SECTION A.

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.

NOTE:
The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities.

The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate’s credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.

(See chapter 3, section B,

paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)

c.

Licensure and Registration

(1)

Physicians (Except Residents).

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.

(2)

Residents.

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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes.

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

(3)

Impaired Licensure.

A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.

(4)

Waiver of Licensure.

Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.

d.

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.

For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate’s acceptability for residency training.

Approved residencies are:
(1)

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

(2)

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.

e.

Physical Standards.

See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f.

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).

A Degree of Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree resulting from course of education in allopathic or osteopathic medicine is required. Completion of a recognized residency in Anesthesiology is required.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
·

This position is open to all qualified U.S. or naturalized citizens.

·

Must pass pre-employment physical examination.

·

English Language Proficiency required.

·

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required.

·

Background and-or Security Investigation required.

·

Must have a degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education from an allopathic or osteopathic medical school is required.

·

Must have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA.

·

Completion of recognized a residency training in Anesthesiology is required.

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.

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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BENEFITS:
The following is a

brief

synopsis of VA benefits for physicians and dentists. For more detailed information, please contact the Human Resources Office. The general website for federal government benefits is

www.opm.gov

. There is a 60-day window for new employees to sign up for health insurance, life insurance, flexible spending account, long term care and vision/dental coverage under FEDVIP.

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • Choose from: 6 fee for service plans, 1 HMO, and 3 high-deductible/consumer driven plans
  • Premium conversion available (Do not pay taxes on health insurance deductions)
  • Covers all pre-existing conditions, even after retirement
  • Can keep family coverage at same cost as an employee, even after retirement
  • When Medicare eligible, you still keep full benefits
DENTAL/VISION (FEDVIP)

  • Tax-free benefit. Four dental plans and four vision plans available under the FEDVIP Program. Website
is

www.benefeds.com

. - Can continue into retirement at same cost.

LIFE INSURANCE

  • Basic Life Insurance - Annual Salary +$2,000 (double for accidental death as employee)
  • Standard Option - Additional $10,000 (double for accidental death)
  • Additional Option - Up to five times your salary (including market pay)
  • Family Option - Covers Spouse up to $25,000, eligible children up to $12,500
RETIREMENT (

Basic retirement from the Government, Social Security, and Thrift Savings Plan)

FERS

  • (Employees hired after 1/1/1984 are in this plan. (Those with prior coverage under the Civil
Service Retirement System may still be under CSRS - see your HR Office)

Includes: Basic Benefit - 1 to 1.1% of your average high-three salary times your years of

service (multiplied by part-time proration factor is applicable). Eligible to retire at age 55 to

57 with 10 years of creditable service, age 60 with 20 years of creditable service, or age 62

with 5 years of creditable service.

Military Service

may be included as creditable service is

Post-56 Military Deposit is paid.

Part-Time Example

: Mr. Pluto is 40 hours biweekly his entire career (.5 FTEE). Say he is 60

with 20 years of service. His high 3 salary was $200,000. His formula would be 1% of $200,000

x 20 = $40,000 x a part-time proration factor of 50% would bring it down to $20,000 per year.

Full-Time Example

: Mr. Mickey is 80 hours bi-weekly (1 FTEE) with 30 years of service and his

high 3 salary was $200,000: His formula would be 1% x 200,000 x 30 years of service = $60,000

per year.

SOCIAL SECURITY

is based on your personal contributions. Here is a planner that provides detailed

information about your Social Security retirement benefits

under current law

. It also points out things you

may want to consider as you prepare for the future.

http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN

.

Taxed-deferred savings plan. Employee may contribute up to $16,500 per

year + an additional $5,500 if over age 50. 1% government based contribution is automatic. Matching

funds on first 5% of your contributions (dollar for dollar on first 3% and 50 cents on the dollar for fourth

and fifth percent ). If you have a TSP account and you also have money in a

traditional

IRA, 401(k), or

other

eligible employer plan

, there are benefits to consolidating your accounts with the TSP. For more

information visit

http://www.tsp.gov/

Long term disability retirement

  • eligible after 18 months of creditable service under FERS.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT

May contribute $5,000 toward health care expenses or dependent care expenses. Not subject to taxation.

This does not roll over across calendar years, for more information visit

www.fsafeds.com

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE

Information available at

www.ltcfeds.com

ANNUAL LEAVE (

http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/ohrmFactSheets/007.pdf

)

  • Full -Time Physician/Dentist earns
26

days per leave year. Maximum

accumulation is 86 days to carry over into next leave year.

  • Part -Time Physician/Dentist earn 1 hour of annual leave for each 10 hours in pay
status.

Maximum accumulation is 240 hours to carry over into next leave year.

  • The total amount of annual leave on record is payable as a lump sum upon
separation.

SICK LEAVE (

http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/ohrmFactSheets/006.pdf

)

  • Full -Time Physician/Dentist earns
13

calendar days per leave year.

  • Part Time Physician/Dentist earns 1 hour of sick leave for every 20 hours in a pay
status.

  • There is no maximum accumulation. Unused sick leave is creditable towards
retirement. (Half credit until 1/1/2014. Full credit applies

after 1/1/2014.)

Other Benefits:
~Family Medical Leave Act

~Board certified, fulltime physicians can be reimbursed up to $1000 per year for approved CME's

~Malpractice - Better than private practice

~Family Friendly Work Schedule (More weekends off/going home at 4:30)

~10 holidays per work year

OTHER INFORMATION:
OTHER INFORMATION:
·

This position is open to all qualified U.S. or naturalized citizens.

·

Must have a degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic or osteopathic medicine is required.

·

Must have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA.

·

Completion of recognized residency in Anesthesiology is required.

·

Mal-practice insurance is provided for Physicians

·

There is a two year probationary period.

·

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

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