Physician (Chief Medical Officer)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Tallahassee, FL

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. FIRST CUT OFF FOR APPLICATION REVIEW WILL BE February 25, 2013, AND EVERY TWO WEEKS THEREAFTER UNTIL VACANCY HAS BEEN FILLED.

**RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION.**

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Relocation expenses and a $10,000 recruitment incentive with a two-year service obligation are authorized. The two-year service obligation must be signed in order to receive the incentive.

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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A Professional Standards Board will determine the selectees' starting grade level based on the applicants' education and experience.

Please read the announcement in its entirety before beginning the application process to ensure you submit all the required documents. All documents requiring signature must be signed and dated prior to submission in order to be considered complete.

To fulfill President Lincoln 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?

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) is currently recruiting for a Chief Medical Officer vacancy located at the Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic (TOPC) in Tallahassee, Florida. The position provides clinical and administrative oversight as Chief Medical Officer of the respective clinic. TOPC provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, mental health, nursing and ancillary services to our Nation's Veterans. Our Veteran population requires a complexity of care that ranges from minor health care needs to urgent care. NF/SGVHS is affiliated with health care programs at local colleges/universities.

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/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

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.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
The Chief Medical Officer has overall program responsibility for the TOPC. Incumbent is responsible and accountable for all clinical, administrative, and performance improvement activities in this clinic. Demonstrated primary interest in Ambulatory Care required. Experience in provision of outpatient care required and individual should be recognized by peers for clinical competence. Preference given to individuals with outpatient management experience and with current Board Certification in a Primary Care specialty field (Internal Medicine or Family Practice).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Citizenship:
Candidates must be U.S. or naturalized citizens and be proficient in spoken and written English.

Must be a Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.)

Education:
Must possess a 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.

Licensure and Registration:
Must possess/maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice in a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The preferred candidate will be board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

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).

Physical Standards:
A physical is required for this position.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.

Background and/or Security Investigation is required.

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

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:

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.

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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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 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.

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

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OTHER INFORMATION:
Both vacancies will be filled on a full-time, permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the positions will be permanent.

These positions are in the Excepted Service and do not confer competitive status.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...