Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, Geriatrician in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Cheyenne, WY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 8/12/2016 (73 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/25/2016 (32 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1763193

*There will be bi-weekly referrals until filled/closed.

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?

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25, and only 90 minutes north of Denver. With a population of 62K, Cheyenne serves as the northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming offers a laid back lifestyle, no personal income taxes, low sales tax, and reasonable property taxes. We are in close proximity to metro Denver and have seemingly endless outdoor opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and popular ski areas in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah within easy driving distance.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless; opportunities are at your fingertips. We are the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

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.


The Cheyenne VA Medical Center Primary Care Geriatrician must be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. *Hospital call experience is preferred.

The duties of the Primary Care Physician include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides clinical services to geriatric and non-geriatric patients in primary care, outpatient setting. Works closely and coordinate patient care with other PACT team members, including nursing and clerical staff. Participate in daily huddles with other team staff and participate in primary care systems redesign projects.

  • Manages assigned, defined panel of patients under established guidelines; recommended panel size at the division level is calculated based on patient complexity, support staff and room availability. Each provider's panel size is specific to their practice and setting.

  • Collaborate with primary care mid-level providers. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and to participate in peer review of other primary care providers through periodic chart reviews.

  • Key participative role in the Geriatric Workforce Education Project with University of Wyoming's geriatric education center.

  • Responsible for supervision, education and evaluation of residents and medical students in the outpatient primary care setting, as assigned.

  • Acts as surrogates for absent primary care providers when needed to include review of CPRS view alerts.

  • Regularly attend staff meetings, departmental meetings and general medical staff meetings.

  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. Clinical reminders should be addressed as medically appropriate.

  • Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times. Participates in Process Improvement/Quality Assurance projects

  • All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.

  • Responsible to maintain current BLS certification.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8am – 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title: Physician- Geriatrician, Primary Care

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • To associated clinics as 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 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: 2-3 years of Geriatrics

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 G2 Physician VA Qualification Standards are found here:

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: The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping.

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

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 445962900

Job Announcement Number: 442-16-CSP-2186321-BU