Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Hospitalist Fee Basis in Bay Pines, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Bay Pines, FL
Work Schedule is Shift Work - Excepted Service NTE

Opened Friday 1/22/2016 (279 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (64 day(s) away)

Job Overview

*Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): *1607858

This is a Bargaining Unit Position/FLSA Exempt

This is an open continuous announcement open until 12/30/2016. Applicants will be referred for consideration every two weeks.

Because this is an a Fee Basis Position, you will not be entitled to those benefits normally given to regularly paid employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (i.e. leave, retirement, etc.)

November 4, 2013, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Bay Pines VAHCS was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Bay Pines VA Medical Center is located on the Gulf of Mexico in sunny St. Petersburg, FL. Bay Pines is minutes from beautiful Clearwater Beach which boasts one of the best beaches in Florida. St. Petersburg has professional sports to include NFL and MLB. Also, there is boating, fishing, golf, fine dining, low cost of living and tropical weather year round. Also, Florida residents pay no state incometax which stretches your income tremendously. Visit this site to learn more about area beaches:


The CWY VA hospital in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida is looking for fee basis Internal Medicine trained BC/BE physicians with hospitalist experience to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for providing comprehensive acute care services, including initial assessments and diagnostic evaluations. We also have a comprehensive consultation services and provide care to the surgical services. The candidate will also cover MICU and codes with the assistance of the critical care team. Coverage includes 8 hour shifts on days, and 12 to 16 hours nights, on weekends and holidays 24/7.

Click here more information about our facility.

Applicants with questions related to the position, duties, or responsibilities, please contact

Dr. Jennifer Pearson at extension 15281.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
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.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

  • 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.

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: 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.

Physician Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate Carrying, 15-44 pounds, Straight Pulling (1 hour), Reaching over shoulders, Walking around moving objects or vehicles, Electrical energy, Working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), Working closely with others, Working alone, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (up to 4 hours), Standing (up to 2 hours), Repeated Bending (up to 4 hours), Both Legs required, Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination, simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13’ to 16’ to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

Other Information

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.

Salary Range: $130.00 to $130.00 / Fee Basis

Series & Grade: FB-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 427399900

Job Announcement Number: NY-16-SMH-1607858