Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Otolaryngologist (ENT) in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Fayetteville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 9/28/2017 (341 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1816402

Fayetteville is a rapidly growing community with an excellent school system and is located in Southeastern NC along the I-95 corridor. Fayetteville is about 1.5 hours from superb Atlantic Coast Beaches, 3-4 hours from scenic mountains and skiing resorts, and about one hour from the capitol city of Raleigh. Fayetteville Regional Airport along with I-95 offers many destination choices for travelers. There are numerous parks, lakes, cultural activities and festivals, award-winning golf courses, first-rate restaurants, and multiple entertainment venues including sporting events, concerts, theaters and museums including the multi-million dollar Airborne & Special Operations Museum honoring our military neighbors at Fort Bragg.

This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Applications will be submitted to selection officials for review and consideration as received. Salary to be determined by a compensation panel and will be commensurate with education and experience.




*May be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on the availability of funds**.

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.


VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

* VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.*


This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC), and Surgical Service. The successful candidate serves as an Otolaryngologist. He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources, and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care in Surgical Service. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate.

The Otolaryngologist performs a full range of complete otolaryngology-head and neck-related diagnostic, management, and illness-related counseling services to the veterans population served by the facility. They assure the provision of high quality and safe patient care both in and outside of the operating room. Provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and minor (mostly bed-side or clinic) procedures for patients in the outpatient and inpatient. Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the medical center and other VA's, provides emergency ENT services as assigned. Coordinates and communicates care between VA facilities and other healthcare facilities outside of the VA system. Performs administrative components of patient care management such as: dictation of progress notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and consultative services for inpatients and outpatients. Responds to patient telephone calls, informs patients of test results, and renews prescriptions. Basic computer skills are required using the computerized system of VistA and CPRS for ordering and entries into the electronic medical record.

Otolaryngologist is expected to:

  1. Provide direct out-patient, in-patient, and minor (mostly bed-side) procedure related to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) cases to patients.
  • Order and Interprets laboratory test, and X-rays to complete medical facts on ENT cases.
  1. Participate in the clinics quality assurance, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities.

  2. Examine patients, makes diagnosis, and administers appropriate treatment to ENT patients.

  3. Operative procedures also include surgical site marking, consent, daily rounds on inpatients, supervise pre-op and post-op orders as needed for Physician Assistants

  4. Inpatient care

  5. Administrative duties include peer reviews, M&M; conference participation, and reviews of patients' records as needed

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, Monday thru Friday 08:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required within the city of Fayetteville
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.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: or

Basic Requirements

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)

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.

Licensure and Registration. 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.

First-Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate’s acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or

(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Physical Standards. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

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).

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. If no qualified citizen applications are received, non-citizens may be considered.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at **

NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.*

Other Information

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $400,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 452283300

Job Announcement Number: VHA-565-17-CGB-1816402