Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist/WHEN hours) in Castle Point, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Castle Point, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 12/23/2015 (309 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (50 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1586470

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?

NOTE: Applicants that applied under announcement VHA-620-2015-172-1467947 will need to re-apply in order to be considered.

Join our team of dedicated professionals in delivering innovative, quality healthcare to our Nation's Veterans. The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VA HVHCS) located in the lower Hudson River Valley of New York is recruiting 3 full-time Physician.

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New York, surrounded by amazing hiking, biking and walking trails as well as a host of wonderful outdoor activities including activities on the Hudson River. The Hudson Valley is a hotbed for culture – art, music, literature and more -- in towns, like Woodstock, Bethel, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Cold Spring and more. With historic locations like Hyde Park (home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt), Newburgh (the site of one of George Washington's Headquarters during the revolution) and the historic U.S. Military Academy, the area offers an abundance of single-person and family activities. In addition to the natural splendor of the area, VA Hudson Valley is also located 38 miles (a one-hour train ride) from New York City, home of the New York Yankees, Broadway shows, amazing museums and restaurants and so much more; a four-hour drive from Boston; and a 6-hour drive to Washington D.C. VA Hudson Valley 1,600 employees are committed to the more than 150,000 Veterans we serve in the region and look forward to the Hudson Valley as a backdrop for all we do each day.

The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (Hudson Valley HCS) is a 400 bed multi-campus healthcare system located in Northern Westchester and Dutchess Counties with seven community-based clinics located in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties. The VA Hudson Valley HCS, affiliated with New York Medical College, seeks 3 physicians.


The Hospitalist staff physician would function as the facility's medical officers during the weekends, holidays, evenings and nights (WHEN)shifts. The candidate will be responsible for our Urgent Care as well as for clinical management of admissions and discharges on our inpatient and extended care units. The incumbents is responsible for overall clinical leadership during his/her assigned duty hours. He/she must maintain BLS, ACLS, and OOORAM certifications.

The selected physician will contribute to the achievement of patient satisfaction and quality of care standards as well as write orders for diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with specialty services, and utilize computerized/electronic medical records. The ideal candidate is Board Certified (or eligible if recent residency graduate) in Internal Medicine or Family Practice; and, must be proficient in the use of computerized systems related to patient care. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Physicians are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act.

Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Position requires moderate lifting, pushing and pulling: reaching above the shoulders; walking and standing; kneeling and repeated bending. All applicants must be physically and mentally stable to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time including WHEN hours (Weekends, Holidays, Evenings or Nights) 8-12 hour shifts to include a 40 hour week.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physicians have clinical privileges/scopes of practice

NOTE: Selectee may be required to travel between campuses or CBOCs, as needed.

NOTE: Current or former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which indicates grade/step/salary. Please do not provide a SF-50 for an award.

*Please note that this is not a Virtual Position*


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require travel between Campus/CBOCs
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: Preference will be given to physicians that are Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine to work with our panel of patients.

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: Position requires moderate lifting, pushing and pulling: reaching above the shoulders; walking and standing; kneeling and repeated bending. All applicants must be physically and mentally stable to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

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.

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Review our benefits

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: $180,000.00 to $220,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 424960400

Job Announcement Number: VHA620-2016-58-1586470