Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - (GI/Hepatology) in Houston, Texas

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

Opened Wednesday 11/25/2015 (334 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/24/2016 (31 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1561006

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.

Note:Relocation/Recruitment has been authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Note:This announcement will remain open until the position is filled, or until the scheduled closing date, whichever comes first. Applications received from eligible qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official on a biweekly basis.


The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology seeks a Board Certified/Board eligible faculty member to join a rapidly expanding Division at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC. The applicant should have a strong clinical skills background, a commitment to patient care, teaching inpatient procedures, outpatient services, inpatient ward services and research. The applicant should be fully trained in all endoscopic procedures and preferred experience in liver transplant management.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30 pm, Alternate Weekend/Shifts/On-Call Required

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

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizen.
  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

*Preferred Qualifications/Experience: *

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology.
  • Training in Liver Transplantation

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; religious; 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 also be found in the Human Resources office.

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 where indicated and provide a legible copy of their DD214(s) and/or documentation related to their active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", with the required proof stated on the form. For more information, please visit

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs. and over); Pulling hand-over-hand (up to 2 hrs); Repeated bending (up to 2 hrs); Pushing (up to 1 hr); Kneeling (up to 1 hr); Walking (up to 4 hrs); Standing (up to 4 hrs); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability.

Security Clearance


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. You will be notified via e-mail 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 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 $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open Until Filled

Control Number: 422331700

Job Announcement Number: JP-16-CCa-1561006-BU