Physician (Geriatrics & Extended Care)
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Tuscaloosa, AL 35486
Physician (Geriatrics & Extended Care)
- Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
- ##### Open & closing dates
06/04/2019 to 12/31/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$104,843 to $225,000 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
- Telework eligible
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is seeking a Staff Physician
(Geriatrics & Extended Care) with proven leadership skills and a
vision for the future to join our team of dedicated professionals
who provide health care to veterans that is second to none.
This is an open and continuous vacancy announcement. Applications of
qualified candidates will be referred for consideration as positions
become available. The position may be filled at any time regardless
of the announced closing date.
Learn more about this agency
The Staff Physician, aligned to Geriatrics & Extended Care Service
(GEC), is responsible for the overall quality of medical care and
treatment to the Veteran population as assigned. The incumbent is a
physician and serves as the primary point of accountability in GEC,
including Community Living Centers (CLCs) and maximizes the
efficient use of available resources to treat assigned population.
The incumbent provides overall guidance to and collaboration with
various staff members within his/her service and across the
facility, to include formal collaboration with Advance Practice
Nurses approved to prescribe limited controlled substances in
conjunction with full practice authority. The Associate Chief of
Staff (ACOS), GEC Service is the supervisor of this position.
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal
pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary
(Base Pay + Market Pay).
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Travel Required
- Supervisory status
- Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
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
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- 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 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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: Satisfactory physical examination as
determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA
Directive and Handbook 5019 (
http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm ). Functional
requirements include moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying
(15-44 lbs); walking and standing and standing for 2 to 4 hours;
Both legs required; Both eyes required Ability to distinguish basic
colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; ability for rapid
mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; (hearing aid
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This
position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected
for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility
criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP
within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and
program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP
application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan
Repayment Services 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. For further information, visit:
- Additional information
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26
days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
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
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
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: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine
your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps