Physician (Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Service)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Memphis, TN

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)

859689

OUR 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 America's Veterans.

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 and leadership positions 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/

NOTE:
Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

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.

**This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified candidates will be referred as needed after the first cutoff date of May 3, 2013. This announcement will be open until filled.**

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are authorized.

NOTE: A RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE UP TO 25%; AND PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) EXPENSES HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED. A LENGTH OF SERVICE AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

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(SEE THE INCENTIVES/EXPENSES SECTION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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 and leadership positions 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.

About the Memphis VA Medical Center:
The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and ten community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a fifty three county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

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.

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:
The Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Service provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Path and Lab Service to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Service is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the staff of the Path and Lab Service. The incumbent contributes to the educational activities of the division by working with pathology residents and medical students; and will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Department of Pathology.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREM

ENTS:
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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egree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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 incumbent is a board certified physician in pathology with advanced clinical experience as well as demonstrated administrative and leadership skills. The incumbent must be eligible for clinical privileges in pathology. The incumbent must meet the requirement for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee, which includes meeting the following criteria:

Leadership acumen sufficient to provide direction for single and complex programs in the delivery of Path and Lab Services to inpatients and outpatients;

Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills;

Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders;

Management experience regarding university generated education programs and specialty training programs;

Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery;

Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs; and

Demonstrates abilities to work well within an executive team.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference:
VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

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:

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 must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Periodic walking, standing, bending, stooping, carrying of light items such as medical records, instructional material, books and manuals; at times sedentary.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) 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.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application

checklist

or visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.

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://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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OTHER INFORMATION:
The following are examples of Incentives/Expenses that the VAMC may authorize:

Relocation Incentives

may be paid to an employee who:
must relocate to a different geographic area (permanently or temporarily) to accept a covered position in an agency when the position is likely to be difficult; and the employee was in the Federal Government immediately before the relocation.

Recruitment Incentives

may be paid to an employee newly appointed to the Federal Service.

"Newly appointed" refers to the first appointment as an employee of the Federal Government, an appointment following a break in service of a least 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government, or, in certain cases, an appointment following a break in service of less than 90 days from a previous appointment as an employee of the Federal Government.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

Relocation Expenses

are paid for new appointees travelling to first post of duty or an employee transferring in the interest of the Government from one agency or duty station to another for permanent duty, and the new duty station is at least 50 miles from the old duty station.

Annual Leave Incentive

is granted for prior non-federal service credit for annual leave purposes.

This incentive is for employees newly appointed or employees reappointed following a break in service of at least 90 calendar days from the date of his or her last period of Federal civilian employment.

Note:
Any incentive and/or expense that may be authorized by the VAMC Memphis will be located on the first page of the vacancy announcement.

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.

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

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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