Physician - Nephrologist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Albany, NY

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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.

JOB SUMMARY:
Full-TimeNephrologistposition within the Stratton VAMC'sNephrology department.
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 747610(Include on all documents)
The capital district of New York State offers a wide variety of lifestyles, excellent public and private secondary education, numerous insitiutions of higher learning, many destinations of historic, cultural, and scenic interest, four distinct seasons, and a diverse and growing economy. Albany is one hour by car from the Catskill, Adirondack, Berkshire, and Green Mountains and three hours from Montreal, Boston and New York City. The Finger Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway can be reached in a half-day.

DUTIES: The Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY, an affiliate of Albany Medical College, is seeking a nephrologist. This individual will attend outpatient clinics, provide inpatient consultation and followup, supervise the care of dialysis patients, and teach students and residents. Research will be encouraged. Full participation in the academic activities of the nephrology division at Albany Medical College is expected.Candidates for this position must be board certified in internal medicine and board certified or eligible in nephrology. Evidence of previous scholarly activity is desirable.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship
  • Full, unrestricted license required (in any US State or Territory)
  • English language proficiency
  • Designated random drug test
  • Background and Security Investigation
Required Skills:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizenship or have proper authorization to work in the United States;
  • Possess and maintain a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine from any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia;
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine;
Board Certified/Eligible in Nephrology;

  • Be proficient in written and spoken English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7405(f)
  • Have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Candidates must have a degree of doctor ofmedicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.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.Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the VA Drug-Free Workplace Program. If you are tentatively selected for the position and are not now in a TDP subject to random testing, you may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to final selection. Applicants who refuse to be tested will not be selected.Physical Requirements: Selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a medical examination.Background Investigation: Appointment to this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the required background investigation.Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your CV and/or supporting documentation will be verified. 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 tocite 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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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...