Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hematology/Oncology Section Chief) in Miami, Florida

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

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825647

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.**

VA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons with disabilities to apply. It is VA's intent to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business.

Selectee may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program after appointment. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information upon appointment.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for first level supervisory position outlined in OPM's Qualification Standards Operating Manual. Selectee will be subject to the requirement of satisfactory completion of one (1) year probationary period for an initial assignment to a supervisory position.

Works as a physician and is accountable for providing health care to outpatient and inpatient veterans in accordance with approved clinical privileges in internal medicine and hematology-oncology. This responsibility includes collaboration with and oversight of advanced ARNPs or PAs in the care of such patients. Incumbent is responsible for the below functions as well as other duties assigned within the scope of the position:

  • Provide leadership to the Section of Hematology/Oncology including representing the Section to the Medical Service and MVAHS leadership as appropriate, assessment of clinics and staffing to meet the needs of the Veterans, ensuring that trainee's needs are being met, monitoring of physician Tours of Duty, ensuring that providers maintain state of the art knowledge in hematology/oncology, ensuring patient care coverage by the Section at all times, evaluation of Section physicians, ARNPs and PAs and promoting research among Section members and with outside entities as appropriate and possible.

  • Ensure the provision of state of the art care to Veterans by members of the Section

  • Schedule regular staff meetings with members of the Section to ensure that communication among staff is optimal

  • Provide outpatient care to hematology/oncology patients which includes new consultations, initiation and management of chemotherapy, maintaining proficiency with appropriate procedures required for care of such patients, and follow-up care of such patients.

  • Manage chronic medical problems and preventive medicine such as management of problems specific to hematology /oncology patients.

  • Participate in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows on the hematology service.

  • Work collegially with other disciplines/ancillary services in provision of care to hematology/oncology patients.

Work Schedule:Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Selectee may be eligible to work on a compressed tour of duty. Functional Statement Title/#:Physician (Hematology/Oncology Section Chief)/Functional Statement**

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 US Citizen.

Basic Requirements*: *

A. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

B. 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. (FOREIGN GRADUATES MUST SUBMIT AN ECFMG CERTIFICATION)

C. 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.

D. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, 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).

E. Board Certifiedin Internal Medicine/Hematology/Oncology.

F. Residency:Completion of a Medical Residency Training program accredited by the ACGME, AOA, or both.

Preferred Experience:

A. Successful completion of an accredited fellowship in hematology-oncology is highly preferred.

B. 5 years of clinical experience with hematology/oncology patients is highly preferred.

C. Preferred leadership experience in the field.

D. Preferred demonstration of recent scholarly activities.

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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); reaching over shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 8 hours); repeated bending (up to 4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/40 in the other; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted).

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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*

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.

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: $120,000.00 to $365,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453434000

Job Announcement Number: WC-16-SSN-1825647