Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, Cardiologist in Johnson City, Tennessee

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

Opened Monday 8/1/2016 (81 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1766698

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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?

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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.

The James H. Quillen VAMC strongly encourages persons that are interested in and may represent multicultural diversity to apply. We have a long-standing Multicultural Diversity Committee led by mental health professionals devoted to educating, monitoring and furthering our awareness, practice and outcomes in regards to multiculturalism.

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.


Come join one of the VA's premier medical centers in the stunningly beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. Our health care system includes the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN located on a 260 acre park-like main campus of massive oak trees and expansive green spaces surrounded by towering mountains, multiple outpatient clinics, a domiciliary, and a Community Living Center, providing both short and long-term care. Our academic affiliation with the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) School of Medicine provides rich educational opportunities for trainees and staff alike. We are seeking an energetic invasive non-interventional or noninvasive CARDIOLOGIST(or recent fellowship graduate) who enjoys the academic patient care environment. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with staff physicians, subspecialty fellows, residents, and medical students (teaching experience within an academic setting is preferable). Ability to qualify for clinical faculty appointment with ETSU is required which includes Cardiology Board Certification or eligibility. The academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant's level of experience. This is an outstanding opportunity to combine inpatient medicine with medical student, internal medicine resident and cardiology fellow teaching and supervision, working with a collegial group of excellent physicians. This VA medical center provides a full range of patient care services utilizing state-of-the-art technology as well as numerous educational and research opportunities. The Mountain Home VA Health Care System received the Veteran's Health Administration Cary Award for 2013, recognizing our system at the highest level of VA quality achievement nationally. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. ETSU Subspecialty fellows in Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, and Gastroenterology have regular rotations at our VA. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer vacation/sick leave, health/life insurance coverage, and a retirement package including a tax-deferred savings plan.

*Work Schedule: *Monday - Friday 7:45am - 4:30 with equitable call rotation.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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.

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.
  • Education. 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.
  • Licensure. 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.
  • English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience:

(1) Board certified Cardiology and Echocardiography

(2) Non-invasive experience in echocardiographic interpretation

(3) Stress Test performance and interpretation

(4) Both nuclear and non-nuclear experience

(5) Eligible for ETSU Faculty appointment in Department of Cardiology

(6) Experience with teaching students, residents and fellows

Grade Determinations:

The senior grade must meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have demonstrated recognized professional attainment such as:

  1. Past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school or

  2. Completion of an accredited residency in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a realted area, or

  3. Current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area, or

  4. Comparable achievements in clinical, educational, or administrative or research activities.

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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at

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: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.

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.

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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.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $200,000.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. First area of consideration will be given to current Mountain Home VA Healthcare System non-temporary employees.

Control Number: 446375000

Job Announcement Number: 621-38-16-123TDJ1766698BU