Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Crawford CBOC in Meadville, Pennsylvania

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

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/30/2016 (38 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1821793

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 Erie VA Medical Center has immediate opening for a physician to provide outpatient care at our Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Meadville, PA, approximately 30 miles from Erie, PA. The physician works as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, collaborating with members of the team to provide medical care to Veterans enrolled in the clinic. *

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/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized


This is an excellent opportunity for a full-time permanent Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician to work in our Primary Care Clinic in Meadville, PA, approximately 30 miles from Erie, PA. We offer malpractice protection, generous salaries, performance pay and benefits; 26 days paid vacation per year. In addition, the Erie VAMC utilizes evidence-based protocols and electronic patient care records/reports. The physician works as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, collaborating with members of the team to provider medical care to Veterans enrolled in the clinic. The Primary care Physician duties include:

  • Provides comprehensive primary care services

  • Performs physical examinations

  • Ordering of laboratory and diagnostic studies

  • Diagnosis and formulate treatment plans for acute and chronic conditions

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM with no after hours call

*Functional Statement Title/#: *Physician

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.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Full unrestricted licensure, certification or registration required.

*Basic Requirements: *

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

  • U.S. Citizen

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); Straight pulling(1 hr); Pulling hand over hand(1 hr); Pushing(1 hr); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking(10 hrs); Standing(10 hrs); Kneeling(1 hr); Repeated bending(2 hrs); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing(aid permitted); Able to use stethoscope or equivalent; Repetitive computer data entry; Emotional/mental stability; working closely with others.

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.

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.

EEO Policy Statement

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Salary Range: $170,000.00 to $190,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453146900

Job Announcement Number: ER-16-LFW-1821793