Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician in La Grande, Oregon

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

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (17 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1819165

This position will be filled by either a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

  • If you are a Nurse Practitioner, apply under Vacancy Number: 1819200

  • If you are a Physician Assistant, apply under Vacancy Number: 1819210

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?

The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center supports Outpatient, Psychosocial and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation services to veterans throughout Southeastern Washington, Southwestern Idaho, and Northeastern Oregon. If you would like more information regarding the facility please go to the following website:

LaGrande, Oregon is located in northeastern Oregon at the feet of the Blue Mountains. It is a pleasant town of 12,400. The community is friendly, casual, and has its own brand of sophistication, due in large part to the presence of Eastern Oregon University, the historic Elgin Opera House, the Oregon Trail Interpretive Park, and the Union County Museum. Excellent public schools are an asset. The LaGrande area national forests, lakes, and rivers provide some of the best hiking, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, and sightseeing opportunities in the state.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

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

*Recruitment and or Relocation Incentives: *A Relocation or Recruitment incentive is authorized.


Duties include Primary Care Medicine and Comprehensive Women's Health. Requires patient-oriented physician to serve as one of the primary providers at the outpatient clinic and via Tele-Health to the local Primary Cre Telehealth Outreach Clinic. VA Physicians are covered by the Federal Tort Act and do not need malpractice insurance. As an employee of America's largest health care system, you will enjoy guaranteed salary and a generous retirement package. Included in the benefits are health/life insurance, 26 days of vacation, sick leave, CME time and 10 Federal Holidays annually.

*Work Schedule: *Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm with regular periodic on-call duties.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel to Walla Walla Facility as well as clinic in Enterprise, OR maybe 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: *Must be a citizen of the United States. *

  • *English Language Proficiency: *Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

  • *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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

  • First-Year Residency (Internship): Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

  • *Licensure and Registration: *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: Completion of an accredited residency in Family Practice or Internal Medicine.

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: Light Lifting (under 15 lbs.); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs.); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.

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.

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. 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 $225,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452617200

Job Announcement Number: VJ-17-JLJ-1819165-BU