Come work for the VA Caribbean Healthcare
System where we provide services to veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. These islands enjoy year round summer, and you can experience
Caribbean culture, history and diverse activities. J oin us to experience the wonders of working and living in
OU R 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
As a VA
professional 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. 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/ .
Recruitment/relocation incentive is authorized.
Relocation expenses is not authorized
for this position.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Director is directly responsible for the St. Thomas Community Based Outpatient
Clinic (CBOC) and will be
the direct supervisor of the Nursing Staff, Medical
Support Assistant (MSA) and Social Worker. She/he determines objectives, sets
priorities, and delegates work. She/he
will coordinate the professional oversight of each discipline with the VACHS
The Clinic Director will oversee
and coordinate the clinical services including the Specialty clinics at St.
Thomas CBOC and will act as liaison with the parent services in
The Clinic Director will be responsible
for the quality monitoring and outcomes of the performance measures for our
service at the St. Thomas CBOC PC Clinic.
Director develops needs assessments, prepares budget requests for funds
assigned to St. Thomas CBOC. She/he monitors and controls
revenues and expenditures, and administers use of available funds to provide
the physical, human and procedural infrastructure that is necessary for the
Mission of the Clinic.
Incumbent gathers and analyzes budget needs of the clinic
and supervises all phases of budgeting within administrative requirements. She/he plans a system of internal control
which assures sound fiscal management in accordance with generally accepted
accounting practices. Incumbent is responsible for formulation and execution of
annual budget including overtime, travel, supplies, equipment and all other
general operating expenses.
monthly and quarterly cost ceilings while maintaining running control of funds
to ensure that accounts are within authorized levels. Continuously monitors
unit costs, benchmarking against similar facilities, and develops and
implements strategies to improve cost efficiency in administrative areas.
Direct patient care responsibility :
As staff physician, the main
objective is to provide long-term patient-provider relationships, coordinate
care across a spectrum of health services, educate, and offer disease prevention
programs for ambulatory patients.
Incumbent will be responsible
for the evaluation and treatment, including preventive care of a panel of
patients assigned under his/her care and functions as part of an multidisciplinary
team. This includes referral to a
different level of care, when services needed are outside the scope of the
He/she must be an
experienced physician with demonstrated leadership and management abilities for
this position and should possess excellent interpersonal and communication
The position will require walking, standing or
sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to 12 hours each day. In addition,
the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. Under Urgent or emergency
situations, the incumbent will need to run, sprint or run up or down stairs. During
on call weeks the physician may have to stay up part or all night and thus may
experience short term sleep deprivation.
order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirements :
Citizenship: Must be a citizen of
the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to
recruit qualified citizens).
Education: Possess a degree of doctor in Medicine
resulting from a course of education in medicine from a school approved by the Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. Approved schools are:
Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the association
of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic
Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a state
or territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia
as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure
License/Registration: Must possess a
current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State,
Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S., or in the District of Columbia, and a
current registration for said license.
Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C.
7402(d) and 7407(d).
1. Graduate of an ACGME
accredited Internal/Family Medicine residency program.
2. Board certified or eligible by the American Board of your specialty.
3. Possess administrative experience and leadership skills.
VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the
Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy
of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your
active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service
(honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information
for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting
documentation will be reviewed. Please
follow all instructions carefully. Errors
or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your
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. This link provides an overview of the
benefits currently offered. For more information please visit
us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience)
will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary
of the applicant selected.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to
fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with
disabilities to apply. The health
related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the
Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be
grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after
· Applicants must meet
any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
· Applicants must be
citizens of the United States.
· New appointees must
provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, by completing the
I-9 form and supplying acceptable documentation.
· If required for the
position, the applicant must have a valid State licensure, registration or
· Applicants must not
be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of
Inspector General Sanctions database.
· New appointees are
subject to a probationary period, and to a background investigation to
· Male applicants born
after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have
registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so
under Selective Service law.
· This agency provides
reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
· Currently the VHA
queries the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and/or the Healthcare
Integrity and Protection Data Bank Practitioner (HIPDB), as applicable for all
current and/or new employees to ensure no sanctions have been taken against
Drug Free Workplace : This position may be
designated as sensitive as defined in Presidential Order 12564. Applicants who
refuse to be tested will be denied employment. After hire, persons employed in
sensitive positions are subject to random testing for use of illegal drugs. Testing
will be conducted in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) Guidelines for Drug Testing Programs. Random testing will begin no sooner
than 30 days from the date a Drug Testing notice is received.
Qualified candidates referred for consideration will be interviewed using the
Performance Based Interview (PBI) Process. For information about PBI, you may
access www.va.gov/pbi/pbisite2.htm .
will work afterhours, weekends, Holidays and irregular work hours. Candidate
must be willing to be detailed or temporarily assigned to other related
services, if necessary.
If announcement indicates a "cut off date", applications received
after that date will be considered in the order they are received.
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