Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Primary Care ) in Jackson, Mississippi

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
  • Jackson, MS
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 6/23/2016 (125 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1733828

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 have the potential to earn up to and additional $10,000 in annual physician performance pay based on quality of care metrics.

Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.

No physician employment contracts and moonlighting may be an option.

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

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

Up to $1,000 for approved CME hours annually.

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

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

The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is a level 1B complexity facility located in Jackson, Mississippi, the state capitol. It consists of 7 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) and a central campus co-located with the VISN 16 and VBA Regional Offices.

In 2013, The Joint Commission recognized the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. An opportunity exists at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery. VAMC is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Center in training Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health related students.

In Mississippi, the outdoor enthusiast can take advantage of a climate that affords year-round opportunities for recreational activities such as fishing, semi-pro baseball, hunting, water sports, visiting one of our many state parks, and college sports. Mississippi has a rich cultural history, regional cuisine, and is known for its Southern hospitality. In addition, we are located in close proximity to New Orleans, Memphis, and the Gulf Coast where one may experience the musical talents that you'll only find here in the South. Exceptional colleges, high schools, and middle/grade schools combined with a family-friendly community make Mississippi a great place to live.

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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

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

We will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis. Once the position has been filled, this announcement will close without further notice.



The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time board eligible or board certified Primary Care Physician. This is a unique opportunity to join a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Primary format. The position offers the opportunity to provide outstanding medical care while utilizing state of the art technologies (including telemedicine) for your patients. Excellent benefits and reasonable work schedule provided. No on-call duties required. Come join a highly motivated group that is committed to providing the highest standards of health care for our Veterans in a technologically advanced environment.

The provider is expected to annually develop and evaluate professional and personal goals; establish and maintain professional relationships within Primary Care Service and with other services and facility management which result in improved patient care; demonstrate sound decision making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serves to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of physicians; identify individual professional learning needs and participate in formal programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences, as well as elf-directed learning activities. The applicant must have approved clinical privileges in the areas of his/her medical expertise and in all areas required to carry out the duties of his/her assignments/responsibilities within Primary Care Service. The candidate will work in collaboration with mid-level providers as prescribed by the State of MS and Medical Board guidelines while facilitating the delivery of appropriate patient care.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday and some Saturdays; work schedules may vary depending on the needs of the service.

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician Primary Care

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be Authorized for Highly Qualified Applicant
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration 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 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. 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 dated December 17, 2015. 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; Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 6 hours; Standing 6 hours, Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and Emotional stability; Sitting 8 hours.

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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open Continuous

Control Number: 442507700

Job Announcement Number: VA-16-1733828-GD-BU-OCA