Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician in San Antonio, Texas
Assigned under the Emergency Medicine Service to perform duties as an Emergency Medicine Physician in the outpatient setting of the Audie L. Murphy Division (ALMD) Emergency Department (ED).
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ED physicians will provide emergent and urgent medical care for all patients (any age) who present to the ALMD ED requesting care. The medical care includes stabilization, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of conditions that fall within the breath of Emergency Medicine as well as Occupational Health as it relates to acute work related injuries and illnesses. The medical care will be provided in the outpatient setting of the ALMD ED. Physicians are expected to document in the Computerized Patient Record System, when available. Clinical care will be in compliance with accepted Emergency Medicine standards as defined by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, EM Practice, the Joint Commission, and other regulating/credentialing bodies. All ED physicians are responsible to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Office of Personnel Management, VHA, STVHCS Medical Staff By-laws, STVHCS Policies, and ED Standard Operating Procedures. ED providers are responsible for self study material contained in "The Book". All physicians will safeguard Protected Health Information in accordance with provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal Regulations, VHA statutes and policy, and STVHCS cyber security. All physicians are responsible for completing annual mandatory facility and department training in a timely manner. Physicians are expected to obtain a comprehensive targeted history and then perform a comprehensive targeted physical exam. Physicians will order necessary diagnostic studies to include radiographs, laboratory studies, and EKGs. Physicians will make preliminary interpretations of radiographs and EKGs. Physicians will act on physical exam and diagnostic study findings in a timely manner. Physicians are expected to complete a Provider Note on each patient prior to the end of that physician's shift. The Provider Note will include: chief complaint; history of the present illness; review of systems, if applicable; past medical history; social history and/or family history; pertinent physical exam findings; diagnostic study results; assessment; plan; and disposition. Prohibited abbreviations will not be used.
Work Schedule: Tour of Duty Hours vary on the needs of coverage. Financial Disclosure Report:Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Maybe Authorized
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0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Basic Requirements: * United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. * 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. * Proficiency in spoken and written English. * Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience:Have completed a residency in Emergency Medicine (preferred). Those having completed a residency in internal medicine or family medicine may be considered if they possess significant emergency medicine experience. Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.
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.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 8 hours, standing 8 hours, repeated bending 1 hour, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 10/10 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), ability to perform privileges, Ability to work independently and perform a physical exam as appropriate to the position, emotional stability. Working environment outside and inside, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work.
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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selectee for this position, you must meet specific individual eligiblity requirements and submit your application within four (4) months of appointment in accordance with VA Policy 1021. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligiblity period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Educaiton Loan Repayment Services Office.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis. Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on October 04, 2018, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after October 04, 2018, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE:Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search. Not required at time of application
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/13/2019 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
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Agency contact information
Audie L Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard San Antonio, TX 78229 US
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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.
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- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510916200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/13/2019
Pay scale & grade: VM 15
Salary: $103,395 to $348,000 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time