Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Thoracic Surgeon in Bay Pines, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Bay Pines, FL
Work Schedule is Intermittent 40 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/17/2015 (311 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (54 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1582576

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?

Education Debt Reduction Program is not available for this vacancy announcement. This is an open continuous announcement, applications will be referred every two weeks and announcement will remain open until filled.


The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is recruiting for an intermittent board certified/board eligible Thoracic Surgeon. The physician is accountable to the Chief, Surgical Service and is responsible for providing effective delivery of non-cardiac thoracic care in a busy outpatient and inpatient practice. Applicants must have strong clinical/surgical background and should be proficient and have recent experience with VATS. Teaching and research interests are a plus.

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is a thriving 559 bed Medical facility located on the Florida Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay area just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. We have a large veteran population which presents with a wide variety of thoracic surgical needs. Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the largest, busiest VA Healthcare Systems in the United States which includes a main Hospital, Domiciliary, Nursing Home, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Florida residents enjoy no State income tax and mild winters. Come enjoy the Sun at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Click here for more information about our facility.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per pay period (biweekly)

Functional Statement Title/#: Scope of practice for Thoracic Surgeon

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:

  • 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 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Thoracic Surgeon 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: 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

Functional Requirements

Environmental Factors

Working closely with others

Heavy Lifting 45 pounds and over

Use of fingers

Both Hands required

Walking (up to 8hours)

Standing (up to 8 hours)

Protracted or irregular hours of work

Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

Near vision correctable at 13 to 16 to Jaeger 1 to 4

Both eyes required

Depth perception

Ability to distinguish basic colors

Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.


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.

Salary Range: $200,000.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 424507000

Job Announcement Number: NY-16-RNS-1582576OC BU