Physician (Emergency Department)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Jackson, MS

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 634082

Non-U.S. citizens may be appointed when qualified U.S. citizens are not available

Qualified Applicants who applied to announcement VA-12-634082-FDO will be considered and do not need to re-apply.

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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 doctor, your opportunities are endless. 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 / Expenses May Be Authorized

We offer excellent benefits, such as, vacation/sick leave, health/life insurance coverage, and retirement package including a tax deferred savings plan. VA Healthcare providers are entitled to immunity from medical malpractice claims as provided by the Federal Tort Claims Act. Central Mississippi enjoys a modest cost of living and mild winters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Current, full and unrestricted licensure

Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Designated and/or random drug testing

Background and/or security investigation

English language proficiency

DUTIES:
The G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking two physicians who are board eligible / board certified in emergency medicine or internal medicine to staff our Emergency Department (ED) and provide coverage on days, nights, weekends and Federal holidays. The duties of the staff ED physicians include but are not limited to: evaluating and providing treatment for VA patients who are transferred from other facilities, transported via ambulance or private conveyance, escorted in, or walk-in for care.

The G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center serves a Veteran/patient population of approximately 45,000 people throughout Mississippi. The Jackson campus is consid ered the main facility and there are seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) stretching from North to South Mississippi. The Jackson hospital is defined as a Level IB facility due to the inpatient acute care, ICU, and Surgical capabilities. The Emergency Department is defined as Level III and the specific role is to provide acute/critical care services in support of the main campus and the CBOCs, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Citizenship: U.S. Citizens (non-citizens may be appointed when qualified citizens are not available ).

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.

First-Year Residency (Internship): Must have 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 candidates 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.

Licensure: Must possess and maintain 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.

Physical Standards: Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical including the possibility of a drug screen.

English Language Proficiency: Physicians 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).

Drug-Free Workplace: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

Background Investigation: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

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 .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You may be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to site 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 .

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

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