Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) - Day in Temple, Texas

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1998115

This position is announced until filled. After Bargaining Unit requirements are met, candidates may be referred upon application or as requested.

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

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!

Duties

This is a bargaining unit position.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is looking for a board eligible/board certified internist to join our section of hospital medicine. The CTVHCS is aligned with the Texas A&M; as its academic affiliate and is a key education site for medical students and residents. The section has 16 approved hospitalists positions and one Section Chief. Out of these, two hospitalists work as dedicated nocturnists. We also have a robust teaching program and an onsite APD for Internal Medicine who also provides direct patient care in addition to the teaching responsibilities.

Clinical responsibilities of the Hospitalist will be to work within the scope of an internist including, but not limited to the following: admission and discharging of patients, daily work rounds and daily management of patients under their care; initiation and expedition of consults, special tests, or studies; and ordering and follow-up of all diagnostic tests and studies. Incumbents are also expected to serve as attending physicians of a teaching team comprised of medical house staff and students on and as needed basis. In this role, the physician will perform daily work and teaching rounds with trainees and will be responsible for clinical work performed by residents and students. Hospitalists are part of the code team and will respond to all codes and rapid response calls and are designated airway management officers. While we have dedicated nocturnist hospitalist, occasionally day time hospitalists ay be asked to cover night time duties as needed.

Physicians must comply with VHA performance measures. Incumbents are expected to participate in quality improvement processes. Board Certification in Internal Medicine and/or hospital medicine is highly desirable. Previous experience as a hospitalist or nocturnist is desired as is recognition in teaching excellence.

Compressed tour of duty utilized (7 on, 7 off).

IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

00

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current, permanent CTVHCS employees; Current, permanent VA employees; Current, permanent Federal employees; U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
  • 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.
  • Completion of residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: The following qualifications are preferred because CTVHCS is affiliated with Texas A&M; University Health Science Center and has an active teaching program:

  • Board eligible/board certified in Internal Medicine and/or Hospital Medicine
  • Hospitalist experience
  • Teaching experience

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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 job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476607100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-24

Salary: $210,000 to $250,000 / per year

Pay scale & grade: VM 00

Series: 0602 Medical Officer

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: AG3817693-JFo-1998115-BU

Control number: 476607100