Augusta Georgia is the home of the world renowned 'Masters' golf tournament. If golf is not one of your favorite sports, Augusta and neighboring areas, offer a myriad of other sporting events to enjoy. Augusta also offers a multitude of cultural events including the Augusta Symphony and the Augusta Theater Company.
The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. This facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits.
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Relocation/Recruitment Incentive is negotiable for a highly qualified candidate.
Salary for external applicants will be set by the (insert name of occupation, RN, etc.) Professional Standards Board.
OR Salary for external applicants will be set by the Physicians Compensation Panel (Based on the qualifications and expertise of the selected applicant)
Current permanent employees of the Charlie Norwood VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
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A full-time position exists in the Specialty Care Service Line at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA for a board certified/board eligible Hematologist/Oncologist. This position will include supervisory duties, as Chief of the Hematology/Oncology section. The facility provides care to a wide range of hematologic/oncologic conditions. We are a regional referral center and care for veterans across the State of Georgia. The facility is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Health Sciences) which is a major medical college. This affiliation plays a significant role in the education of House Staff and Hematology/Oncology Fellows. Consideration will be given to an academic appointment.
Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2. Physician Qualification Standards
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.
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: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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.
New appointees will be required to serve a probationary period of 2 year.
Drug Testing Designated Positions : In accordance with Executive Order 12564, Federal employees hired in a drug testing designated position will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use during employment.
Vet Pro Credentialing : Individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VetPro. As part of this process, it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certifications using VetPro. The candidate selected will be provided with further information on how to use VetPro.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates education, training and experience will be considered in determining the applicant best qualified for the position.
Interviews: Management may interview candidates for this position and may elect to use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process. If PBI is used, questions will be job-related, reasonably consistent and fair to all candidates. You can visit the following two web sites (1) http://www.va.gov/pbi (2) http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Staffing/PBI/PBI_Intr.htm to learn more about PBI, frequently asked questions and aids to prepare for an interview. Additionally, printed reference material is available at each Human Resources Office.
Applicants Responsibility: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all experience, education, formal training, award recognition, etc. are documented in the application package. Experience may include voluntary or other non-paid experience in the appropriate field. If you feel that your training record contains information pertinent to your qualifications, then you must submit a printed copy of your training record with your application package. Your training record will become a part of the specific vacancy file and will not be filed in Official Personnel Folder.
This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored.
Employees must meet qualification standards and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Reasonable Accommodation: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
Qualified federal employees may be covered by our child care subsidy program or dependent care flexible spending account. Our human resources office can provide additional information on eligibility. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#CCRS
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp
Management retains the right to select from any appropriate recruitment methods, such as reassignment, promotion, appointment, transfer, reemployment, reinstatement, or demotion to fill this vacancy. The decision as to which source or sources to use (singularly, in any sequence, or concurrently in any combination) will be made by management.
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