Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Pain Management) in Dayton, Ohio

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

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (341 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1816330


Since 1867, the Dayton VA Medical Center has had a proud heritage of providing high quality health care to those who have served our country. We are one of the three oldest VA facilities, providing continuous service to Veterans for over 140 years.

The city of Dayton, known as the birthplace of flight, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Ohio and is within an hour drive of Cincinnati and Columbus. The Dayton metropolitan area has five universities, affordable real estate, excellent school systems, museums, theaters, seasonal recreational opportunities, and is the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Enjoy the climate and experience all four seasons! Whether you’re taking a major shopping trip, enjoying a quiet dinner for two at a cozy restaurant, having a picnic in the park, or experiencing an attraction, you’re sure to find what you are looking for close and convenient in Dayton. If you enjoy working in an active, challenging, and rewarding environment, the Dayton, Ohio VAMC may be just the place for you!

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.**


This position is located within Rehabilitation Service at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

The Dayton VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Pain Medicine Physician for its PolyTrauma Chronic Pain consultative out-patient clinic. The specialty of Pain Medicine is concerned with the study of pain, prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of Veterans in pain. The special needs of our diverse Veteran population are all considered when formulating a comprehensive treatment plan.

Applications received by October 24, 2016 will receive first consideration. If no selection is made, applications will continue to be received, reviewed and referred to the selecting official until the position has been filled.


(1). This position is responsible for developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses. The pain physician confers with and serves as a consultant to other clinicians including Physiatrists, and provides various levels of care, such as evaluating medical histories, completing physical exams, orders, analyzing appropriate tests and laboratory exams; prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitation services, counseling patients and families, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team and coordinating care with other medical and mental health care providers.

(2). The pain Medicine Physician also serves as the Medical Director of a multidisciplinary PolyTrauma/Chronic pain team. The multidisciplinary team includes, but is not limited to a Psychologist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Chiropractor and Kinesiotherapist.

Preferred Experience:

  1. 2+ years management experience

  2. 2+ years of experience working in pain management

  3. 2+ years of experience as an Internist

  4. Certified in pain management

  5. Familiarity with complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) therapies

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

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Pain Management)/000000

This is a Supervisory Position/Non-Bargaining

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.

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

Physicians. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

e. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. 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).

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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous materials.

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 may 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*.*

The incumbent for this position may beeligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, up to $120,000 depending on the amount of verified qualifying debt balance and funding availability. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding and other qualifying factors. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

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: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452275900

Job Announcement Number: KO-17-GW-1816330