Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 838875
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.
The Marion VA Medical Center is currently seeking a part-time board certified/board eligible physician to join the GI section of the Medicine Service in the Evansville Health Care Center
for the position of Gastroenterologist. The position has the potential to become a full-time position.
Travel and Relocation Expenses have been authorized. A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates
Travel and Relocation Expenses have been authorized.
This is a full-time position and appointment is contingent upon applicant meeting qualifications and the determination of the Professional Standards Board.
To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
authorized for this position,
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
Applicant(s) selected for this position will be eligible to apply for an award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Final decision on an EDRP amount is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds.
EDRP Contact: Carol Stewart, Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources Management (05), Marion, Illinois (
618) 997-5311, extension 54924
Applications will be referred to the Selecting Official as they are received.
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with regulations.
Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
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 from having to do so under Selective Service law.
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.
The Marion VA Medical Center is currently seeking a part-time board certified/board eligible physician to join the GI section of the Medicine Service in the Evansville Health Care Center for the position of Gastroenterologist. Incumbent duties will include
performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures, including stent replacement, PEGs, esophageal dilation;
and diagnosing, treating and managing patients with liver disease, Hepatitis C, and liver transplants according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques in the outpatient setting.
ERCP skill is preferred but not mandatory for this position.
Gastroenterology on-call responsibilities
will be shared with the other Gastroenterologist(s) on staff. The physician will report to the Chief of Medicine or his designate. Specialists and other primary care physicians are available for consultation. The physician shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care and peer review and improvement and with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief of Medicine.
All individuals applying under this announcement must meet basic qualification standards for appointment as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available in the Human Resources Liaison Office for review.
PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, Veterans Health Administration
Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.
Citizen of the United States.
(Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
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:
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, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
Licensure and Registration
Physicians (Except Residents).
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 physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes.
The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
Waiver of Licensure.
Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
First-Year Residency (Internship).
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
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
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.
This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
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).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD
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. 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.
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
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 the 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.
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
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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