Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician in Canandaigua, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Rochester, NY
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Friday 5/13/2016 (163 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 12/13/2016 (51 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1699434

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.**

The applicants selected for these positions may be eligible to apply for an educational loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on the availability of funding. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

The incumbents for these positions may be eligible for a Recruitment or Relocation Incentive as applicable.



2 full time position vacancies at the VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY and Rochester Outpatient Clinic, Rochester, NY.

The PCP is a core team member in the PACT model and is responsible for leading and collaborating with their team of health care professionals to provide comprehensive primary care in collaboration and partnership with the Veteran. The PCP evaluates, provides diagnoses and provision of care to adult patients for the treatment of general medical problems and makes referrals to specialty care to meet the needs of the Veteran. The PCP addresses a large majority of personal health care needs and develops a collaboration and partnership with Veterans. The responsibilities of the PCP include but are not limited to: diagnosis and management of acute and chronic medical and psychosocial conditions, health promotion, disease prevention, overall care management, post deployment care, Veteran/caregiver education and potential tele-health primary care.

Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine preferred.

Work Schedule: Duty hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. As a part of our elite team of providers, the incumbent will also be required to rotate through Saturday Primary Care Clinics and weekday evening hour clinics to provide extended care opportunities for our Nations Veterans.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Possible travel to Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY and/or Rochester Outpatient Clinic, Rochester, NY for coverage as needed.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • May be authorized to full-time Federal employees who must change worksite and physically relocate to a different geographic area.
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.
  • Residency Training - Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation

Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA),

in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines

to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

Preferred 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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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. 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).

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: $100,957.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Full time/Part time

Control Number: 438538800

Job Announcement Number: OF-16F-TBB-1699434