Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Nocturnist) in Long Beach, California

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

Opened Thursday 7/21/2016 (95 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview




VR 1731432 T38-16-101 PP




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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve 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.

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.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!


VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.

We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers


For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

The pay will be set by the Physician Pay Panel

This position is Full Time and Shifts range from 12 to 24 hours; full-time assignments based on 80 hours per 14 day-Pay Period; Flexible scheduling

Positions are available for staff physicians (Nocturnists) in the Mental Health Healthcare Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Positions with different responsibilities are available which include admissions and crossover for the following services during nights and weekends: Spinal Cord Injury / Community Living Center / Psychiatry / Blind Rehabilitation Center; or Medical ICU with cross coverage of the non-teaching Medical Wards; or Medical issues on the Surgical service. The purpose of the work is to ensure efficient and effective admissions and operations for various services at the medical center. This position provides an opportunity to interact with physicians in training and academic faculty in the setting of a large teaching hospital.


  • Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized

  • Relocation Incentive Is Not Authorized

  • Recruitment Incentive Is Not Authorized

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Applications will be accepted from US Citizens
  • must be Internal Medicine board certified or eligible.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation and a physical.
  • Work Schedule: Full Time (Variable schedule including
  • weekends, evenings and night shifts).
  • Vacancy Identification Number (VIN 1731432).
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have a doctoral degree 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. Approved schools include:

(a) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(b) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(c) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. [Physicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).]

*Applicants must be Internal Medicine board certified or eligible.

Board Certification: Applicants must be board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Board Certification must be listed on your resume.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Physicians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7404(d).

Specialized Experience: can be defined as the experience providing management, cross coverage, consults, and/or admissions for multiple services, such as Spinal Cord Injury / Community Living Center / Psychiatry / Blind Rehabilitation Center,or Medical ICU and cross coverage of the non-teaching Medical Wards, or Medical Wards, or Medical issues on the Surgical service. Two years of Hospitalist experience is preferred, however not required for consideration.

This medical center operates 24 hours, seven days per week and you may be required to work days, evenings, nights, holidays, and/or weekends, to include modification in shifts and/or tours of duty, to meet medical center and patient care needs

Unofficial transcripts required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions 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 must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***


Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment

    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
    • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use.
    • Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
    • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
    • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
    • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
  • 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

*Veterans' Preference: *When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.


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, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Other Information

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 444807200

Job Announcement Number: VR 1731432 T38-16-101 PP