Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Emergency Medicine (Fee Basis) in Chicago, Illinois

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Chicago, IL
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Excepted Service Time-Limited

Opened Thursday 7/7/2016 (111 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1747986

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?

Because this is a Fee Basis position, you will not be entitled to those benefits normally given to regularly paid employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a VA professional, 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.

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center ( is a 200-bed inpatient facility, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education, research and academic affiliations with the University of Illinois – Chicago and Northwestern University. The main campus resides on 13 acres in the Illinois Medical District, approximately three miles from downtown Chicago. JBVAMC also operates four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in the Lakeside (downtown) area and Auburn Gresham (south side) community of Chicago, in Chicago Heights, Ill.; and the Adam Benjamin, Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point, IN, which serves the four counties of Northwestern Indiana.

The medical center is a part of VA Great Lakes Healthcare System (Network 12), which includes facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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 Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL is recruiting for an Attending Physician who evaluates and treats patients presenting for care in the Emergency Department. As Attending Physician, you must be available at all times in the Emergency Department; your only and basic responsibility is as Attending Emergency Physician during your tour of duty. Most cases are medical emergencies; trauma cases are rare. You will be involved in the triage and management of patients requiring medical and surgical care. You will be responsible for the initial evaluation, stabilization, and triage of all patients, and to obtain consultation when needed.

Patient Population: Adults and Geriatric (no children, no trauma, rare gynecology). Duties include performing assessments, examinations on initial encounters with unscheduled, emergency and some new patients to our facility, coordinate patient treatment plans, order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies, diagnose, treat, and manage patients according to standard, usual and acceptable methods and techniques. You will work with residents in Internal Medicine from both University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University and with medical students from University of Illinois at Chicago.

*Work Schedule: *Part-time (on an as-needed, moonlighter) work schedule is varied and compensation will be hourly. This part time position will require approximately one to two shifts every two-week pay period with the possibility of more depending upon availability. Shifts may be in the evening, day, on weekends, and/or holidays, and will be scheduled approximately 8 weeks in advance of work, in a predictable manner. Shifts are 12 hours long.

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.


  • 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 Qualifications:

  • Experience in Emergency Medicine preferred.

  • Board certification (or board eligibility) in Emergency Medicine preferred.

  • Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.

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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

Security Clearance


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.

The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on July 28, 2016. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.


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: $125.00 to $125.00 / Fee Basis

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.

Control Number: 444161900

Job Announcement Number: JB-16-AZ-1747986-OCA