Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) in Fargo, North Dakota

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Fargo, ND
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Friday 1/1/2016 (295 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1464335

The Fargo VA Health Care System is a Level 2 Medical Center and a member of Veterans Integrated Service Network 23. This facility combines a 39 bed medical facility along with a 38 bed Community Living Center providing transitional care, both accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Fargo also has a Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Office on campus, offering veterans the unique opportunity to obtain health care, benefits services, and Readjustment Counseling at one location. Due to the growing veteran population in our service area, ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics have been established. The Fargo Health Care System provides a wide spectrum of primary and tertiary acute and extended care inpatient and outpatient activities in an academic setting. The Fargo Health Care System has an active research program and has a successful affiliation with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

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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.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


There are 2 full-time positions and 1 part-time (0.5 FTE) positions. Applicants will be referred as application are received.

Position Overview: The Fargo VA Health Care System is looking for a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice as a Hospitalist to provide care to veterans. Incumbent performs the primary clinical duties of a Physician (Hospitalist) in a medical center. Primary duties included evaluating patients admitted to Medical Service for inpatient management and disposition. Incumbent works closely with medical and surgical consultants and primary care physicians to ensure that inpatients receive continuous high quality care. Other duties may include occasional general medical consultation, and participation in routine quality assurance work which may impact Medical Service. Incumbent is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of patient care services throughout the Medical Center.

Full-time Work Schedule: 7 days on; 7 days off. 12 hour shifts. Part-time Work Schedule: Scheduled on shifts to meet 40 hours per pay period.


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses authorized for highly qualified candidates.
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*: *

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Board certification or possess equivalent training and experience.

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: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 lbs. and over); straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking and standing (up to 4 hours); repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted).

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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

VA Compensation & Benefits:

  • Generous Salary with Annual Performance Bonus

  • Excellent Insurance package that can be taken into retirement

  • Federal Pension PLUS 5% Thrift Savings Plan Match

  • 26 Days annual leave

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Recruitment / Relocation incentives may be authorized

  • Student Loan Repayment incentives may be authorized

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: $99,957.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 410745500

Job Announcement Number: VQ-15-312-QL-1464335-BU-OCA