Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care) in Danville, Illinois

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Danville, IL
  • Decatur, IL
  • Mattoon, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Springfield, IL More Locations (1)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 8/3/2016 (79 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): Saturday, December 31, 2016

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?

Would you like to limit your commute? How about living in a small town with access to three large cities, one of which is only 90 miles away? Danville offers all of this. We are 120 miles south of Chicago home of the - White Sox, Cubs, Bulls, Bears; Shedds Aquarium and Field Museum; Navy Pier; Rush Street and Michigan Avenue; and American Girl Place, etc. We are 210 miles from St. Louis home to the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Arch, etc. We are 90 miles West of Indianapolis home to the Indy 500, Allstate 400, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana State Fair, and Indianapolis Zoo. Champaign-Urbana just 35 miles away offers colleges - University of Illinois and Parkland College, fine dining, apple orchards, shopping, etc. Danville offers canoeing, hiking, camping, low cost of housing, public and private schools, variety of restaurants, parks, golf courses and shopping. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives have been authorized.


This announcement establishes a standing register of eligible applicants to be considered for permanent full-time appointments. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 11:59 PM (EST) August 19, 2016 and then again every Friday at 11:59 PM (EST) until the closing date of Saturday, December 31, 2016. All applicants may receive consideration for one year from the date of application.

The Primary Care Physician will provide outpatient primary care treatment to Veterans with acute and chronic illness, with emphasis on preventative medicine. Evaluation and assessment of patients followed by evidence based treatment of patient's health care needs, in a Veteran centric, team-based model of care deliver. Routine coordination and collaboration with specialty care, mental health, and other team members, is considered an essential component of this position in order to ensure optimum patient health and delivery of efficient care. Duties of the position include; but are not limited to:

Diagnose, treat and manage a panel of patients. Identify acute/non-acute, chronic health problems. Use principles of risk management to identify system issues which impact patient care. Order and evaluate appropriate diagnostic tests. Adhere to clinical practice guidelines for patient chronic diseases. Conduct appropriate preventive screens and diagnostic tests. Inform Veterans in order to accomplish share-decision making in medical treatment/regimes. Provide appropriate disposition of identified health care problems. Participate in Primary Care multidisciplinary activities. Demonstrate medical expertise in diagnosing and treating multi-symptomatic patients. Adhere to local policies, procedures and directives related to timeliness of documentation and encounters for verification of patient visits, findings and medical recommendations in the electronic medical record. Provide quality patient care to Veterans.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Primary Care Staff Physician

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.

Basic Requirements:

a. *Citizenship*. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. *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 as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

c. *Licensure and Registration.*

d. *English Language Proficiency.* Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

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.

Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). No online certifications will be accepted.

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.

Physical Requirements: The work requires exertions such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying light items in the direct care of patients.

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.


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

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Probationary Period: You may be required to complete a two year probationary period.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Actions to fill this position will not be based on discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap, age, gender identity, or expression, which are prohibited by law.

Reasonable Accommodations: Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the applicant and hiring process, please notify Ms. Deborah Lewis, Selective Placement Coordinator at (217)554-5969. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Telework:VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veteran seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Please visit the Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies document for more information.

Salary Range: $190,000.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Non-Citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to hire US Citizens

Control Number: 446229100

Job Announcement Number: HI-16-DV-1763005-BU