Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Internal Medicine/Primary Care/Family Practice in Green Bay, Wisconsin

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

Opened Tuesday 3/29/2016 (212 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 3/28/2017 (152 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1661580

Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, up to $120,000 depending on the amount of verified qualifying debt balance and*funding availability*. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

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?

  • A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate for this position

  • VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $7.5K) in annual physician performance pay

  • Free liability protection with tail coverage provided

  • No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting

  • Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay

  • One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility

  • 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays)

  • Pension plan – vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service

  • 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions


VA Great Lakes Health Care System, a group of seven VA medical centers and over thirty VA clinics, is dedicated to providing a comprehensive health care package to America's veterans. VA Great Lakes serves veterans who reside in northwestern Indiana, northern Illinois, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

An opportunity exists at the Milo C. Huempfner Outpatient Clinic, located in Green Bay, WI. Part-time appointments with the VA will be considered. The Milo C. Huempfner Outpatient Clinic is a new 162,000 square foot VA primary care and multi-specialty clinic located in Green Bay.

Green Bay, Wisconsin, located in Brown County, has a population of 105,809 (2011). It is home to Lambeau Field, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Bay Beach Amusement Park, New Zoo, Oneida Bingo and Casino, and a full array of restaurants, shopping, golf courses, parks, and more. Exceptional colleges, high schools, and middle/grade schools combined with a family-friendly community make Green Bay a great place to live.

As a physician at the Green Bay clinic in Primary Care services, you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. We seek individuals with good organizational skills that enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is rare.
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:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

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.

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


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.

The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on April 1, 2016. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.


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: $175,000.00 to $225,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizen. Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.

Control Number: 433762000

Job Announcement Number: ML-16-AD-1661580-BU-OCA