Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon) in Huntington, West Virginia

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

Opened Wednesday 3/9/2016 (230 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1553173

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?

Huntington WV, set along the Ohio River, is the second largest city in West Virginia, and is home to Marshall University. The city has a wealth of interesting architecture, most of it from the time when Huntington was dominated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and the Baltimore Railroad. West Virginia, being centrally located in the East Coast, major cities are just a drive away.

As a VA professional, you opportunities are endless. We invite YOU to apply to become part of a team of dedicated professionals engaged in promoting positive outcomes for our Veterans.

You may be eligible to apply for the education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation and Recruitment bonus may be authorized for this position.

Education Debt Reduction Program may be authorized for those who qualify and based on funding.


Huntington VAMC is seeking an Orthopedic Surgeon. The Physician will be assigned to the Orthopedic section of Surgery Service. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Operating rRom services.
  • Provide Orthopedic clinic services.
  • Provide inpatient and outpatient consultations for acute and chronic management of Musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Preform surgical and invasive procedure for the management of the orthopedic patient.
  • Provide and assist in the process of comprehensive pre-operative evaluation of the orthopedic patient.
  • Responsible for appropriate electronic documentation in the medical record in accordance with local and federal policy.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm or 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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.
  • ### Qualifications

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.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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: $140,000.00 to $375,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432143800

Job Announcement Number: 16-023-1553173-HUN38-MB