Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Urologic Oncologist) in Gainesville, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Gainesville, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 6/23/2016 (119 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1735303

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?

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System is recruiting for a Urologic Oncologist. This position is at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. We are one of the nation's largest VA facilities and residents of Florida do not pay personal state income tax. Florida has great beaches, universities, and amusement sites. Why visit our sunshine state for vacation when you can live here. You do not have to be a veteran to be eligible for this position.

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.

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 you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. This includes the relocation of house hold goods.

Recruitment Incentive: There is a recruitment incentive up to $20,000 with a two year commitment.

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 Urology section of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans health system is seeking a board eligible/certified fellowship trained Urologic Oncologist to join our academic practice with three full-time and one part-time urologist. Last year, the urology service had 10,000 patient visits and performed 800 surgeries and draws from a large catchment area. A new urology clinic opened in 2012. You should have broad experience with all aspects of surgical and office based urologic oncology and will be responsible for laparoscopic, endoscopic and open complex urologic oncology surgery from pre-operative evaluation to post-operative follow up. You will be expected to serve as a mentor and teacher for urology residents in an accredited urology program and medical students. You will also supervise mid-level providers; there are six in the practice. Protected time for research will be available for interested applicants. Qualified applicants can receive an academic appointment at the University of Florida at the appropriate rank.

*Tour of Duty: *Full-Time; Mon-Fri; 7:30am-4:00pm (Physicians are also responsible for on-call duties as assigned, in rotation, and to comply with procedures regarding on-call responsibilities.)

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:

  • US Citizenship:Must be a 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.)

  • 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).

  • 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:

a. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

b. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

c. 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.

d. For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (See chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)

  • 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

Preferred Experience:

  1. Completion of 2-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology.

  2. Training emphasized on clinical practice including open and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

  3. Broad experience with all aspects of surgical and office based Urologic Oncology

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.

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: *Physical requirements for this position include moderate lifting (14-44 lbs.); light lifting (under 15 lbs.); straight pulling (.5 hour); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers, both hands required; walking (1 hour intermittently); standing (2 hours intermittently); ability to distinguish colors and shades of color; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted). Candidate selection will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.

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 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. 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: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 442612900

Job Announcement Number: GF-16-KDH-1735303-BU