Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Urologist) in Birmingham, Alabama
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Birmingham, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Thursday 6/16/2016 (125 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (72 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number: 1730944
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.
*This vacancy announcement will be open continuous until filled. The Open Continuous Announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the year to be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered will be 7/18/2016; subsequent cut-off dates will be every two weeks thereafter. *
NOTE: If you apply for this position electronically (On-Line), you do not need to apply manually using the OPM Form 1203-FX (OPM-Occupational Questionnaire). If you complete and fax the OPM Form 1203-FX to the designated fax number listed in this vacancy announcement, It will override your previous application you have already submitted electronically (On-Line). Therefore, please apply for this position using one method only (i.e., apply electronically [On-Line] or apply manually using the OPM Form 1203-FX). If you apply using both the electronic (On-Line) and manual (OPM FORM 1203-FX) methods, it will result in a duplicate processing error and you may lose consideration for this position.
The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC) is an integral part of the Medical community that provides acute, tertiary, medical, and surgical care to Veterans of Alabama. The Medical Center provides care to a veteran population of 420,000 in Alabama and treats approximately 57,000 unique veterans annually. The medical center serves as a referral center for this area with 138 operating beds with care provided in almost all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Birmingham, AL is located in the heart of the Southeastern United States and is a progressive center for medical research, banking, music, technology, art, engineering, and higher education.
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
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.
If you are not an internal employee (i.e., VA applicant located at the facility and/or Community Based Outpatient applicant) or VA Agency Wide employee, or current Federal employee, you should apply under the announcement 1730944.
The Birmingham VA Medical Center is seeking (1) Full-Time Staff Physician to work in the Urology Section of the Surgical Service at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
The Staff Urologist supports this mission through administrative dependability, direct patient care, and support of their Section's educational activities.
Clinical Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, Patient Care; Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Professionalism and System-Based Practice. Practitioners are expected to show effective in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday- Friday
*Functional Statement Title/#: Urologist (Staff Physician) *
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens per VA Handbook 5005/2, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3g).
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English
Licensure: Physicians (Except Residents): 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country; Residents: 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school.
Must be board certified or eligible.
Associate Grade. Meet basic requirements. The individual qualifies to perform general duties under supervision.
*Full Grade. *Meet the requirements for Associate grade and have completed additional training, such as the second year of an accredited residency, and/or experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties without supervision.
* Intermediate Grade.* Meet the requirements for Full grade, and have completed additional training, such as an accredited residency in an area not directly related to the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned, and/or experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision.
Senior Grade. Meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have demonstrated recognized professional attainment such as:
(1) Past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school or
(2) Completion of an accredited residency in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area, or
(3) Current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area, or
(4) Comparable achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or research activities.
Chief Grade. Meet the requirements for Senior grade plus attainment of additional recognition in clinical, administrative or research areas. Such recognition may be demonstrated by:
(1) Certification by an American Specialty Board, or
(2) Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish the physician as having the highest professional qualifications in the specialty area to which assigned, such as:
(a) Past or present faculty appointment at the professional level in an approved medical school, or
(b) Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area or in a related area to which the individual will be assigned and unusual professional accomplishment such as:
1. Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or
2. Officer in a State or National professional medical organization, or
3. Directorship of a hospital or large clinic.
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: Functional requirements include light lifting under 15 lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and sitting for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted),a bility to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.
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.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 442093100
Job Announcement Number: OB-16-RMo-1730944-SURG-SR