Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Nephrologist) in Hampton, Virginia

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

Opened Friday 6/10/2016 (138 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/2/2016 (37 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Hampton VA Medical Center, is situated on an attractive waterfront campus, serves a 15-county area in eastern Virginia and a 10-county area in northeastern North Carolina. This area, commonly referred to as the Tidewater Area, has a veteran population of more than 220,000 veterans. The Medical Center is geographically positioned among one of the largest DoD active duty and military retiree populations in the United States. All branches of the military are represented in this region including Norfolk Naval Base, which is the world's largest Naval Station. The area abounds in cultural, historical, and family activities, from historical Williamsburg to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Hampton's proximity to many attractions and mild winters offers year round opportunities for your leisure time. Rich with history, the medical center is proud to be the health care provider of choice for Hampton Roads Veterans.

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 Hampton VA Medical Center is recruiting an Internal Medicine or Nephrologist. The individual will serve as a Staff Physician in the Nephrology Division, Medicine Service, VA Medical Center in a full-time position. Major duties may include dialysis, staffing of the chronic hemodialysis unit, kidney biopsies, inpatient renal consults, staffing of the weekly chronic kidney disease clinic, teaching of students and residents and fellows in these setting, and research in these settings.


This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.

Travel Required: Not Required Relocation Authorized: Yes

Recruitment Incentive authorized for highly qualified candidates.


Provide direct patient care specific to subspecialty in the inpatient units, Renal Dialysis Unit and in the ambulatory clinic settings. Provide supervisory oversight of residents, fellows, medical students, NP/PA students as appropriate, who are assigned to Nephrology rotations. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Serve on Medical Center, VISN and/or National VA committees or task forces, is so assigned. Order diagnostic tests and discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Functional Statement Title/#: Nephrology dated October 21, 2015

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Authorized for current VA and Federal employees only, residing outside a 50 mile geographical radius from facility.
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.

Preferred Experience:Board eligible/board certified Nephrologist.

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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; farvision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

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. 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.

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 $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 440639500

Job Announcement Number: VHA-590-16-AKS-1719147-BU