Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have –state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you’ll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 758872VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
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 professional physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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.Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to applySalary Determination: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.Appointment Information: The candidate selected for this position may be placed into a temporary appointment, not to exceed one year and one day, pending completion of the boarding process.Note: This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; certificates of eligible candidates will be referred to the service every fifteen days. Qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2013
DUTIES: VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) in Reno, NV is seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon to provide a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and operative procedures for patients in the outpatient, inpatient and operative settings. Comprehensive otolaryngic medical care includes surgical evaluation and peri-operative care, in the ENT clinic, inpatient wards, and emergency department. The VASNHCS provides primary and secondary care a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California. Approximately 120,000 veterans reside in this region. The Reno campus operates 60 hospital beds, 60 Community Living Center beds. There are four Community Based Outpatient Clinics and one Rural Health Outreach Clinic.A career with the VA offers stable employment and a future that is challenging, satisfying, and rewarding. Our excellent patient care environment includes learning and teaching opportunities, an advanced electronic medical records system, and competitive salaries with comprehensive benefits including liability protection.Academic affiliations for VASNHCS are the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine and the East Bay Surgical Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Approximately 45 medical, surgical, and psychiatry residents rotate annually through VASNHCS. Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Reno is minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Year round recreation, entertainment, arts, and culture abound. Reno also boasts an average of 260 days of sunshine per year. Best of all, Nevada has no state income tax!Salary: To be determined by a Physician Pay Panel, consisting of your peers, based on your education and experienceRelocation/Recruitment incentive has not been approved for this positionRelocation expenses will not be reimbursedThis position is covered by the bargaining unitWork Schedule: Full-time
- U.S. Citizenship
- Full unrestricted licensure, certification, or registration
- Must pass pre-employment examination; designated and/or random drug testing
- Background and/or security investigation
- English language proficiency
- COMPLETE APPLICATION - Incomplete packages will be rated INELIGIBLE
Citizenship: Citizen of the United StatesLicensure and Registration: 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. Must be licensed as MD or DO for this position. In some cases, these may be substituted for experience and education.English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)Physical Standards: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.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 licensureIN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc
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.htmlAll 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
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.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You’ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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Department of Veterans Affairs - 18 months ago
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...