Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Department) in Montgomery, Alabama

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Montgomery, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 12/8/2015 (318 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 12/7/2016 (47 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1572855

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 Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated healthcare system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama and Columbus Georgia.

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 and leadership positions 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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FIRST CUTOFF. December 18, 2015 Applications received by the first cutoff will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every week until the closing date of announcement (or until filled).

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.


Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is seeking energetic full time permanent Physicians (Emergency Department /MOD). Must be board certified / board eligible in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Practice. The selected Physician is accountable to the Associate Chief of Staff for Acute Care & Specialties and the Chief of Staff. He/She must be proficient in emergency medical situations, experience in the operation and administration of the Emergency Department and committed to public service. Duties include, but are not limited to: patient assessment and treatment/management of urgent/emergent conditions, acute conditions, exacerbation of chronic conditions, vesting of new veterans, admission and/or transfer of urgent/emergent veterans, providing medical clearance for veterans requiring admission to inpatient Mental Health, and for providing care to CAVHCS staff who becomes ill or injured while on duty in the absence of the Occupational Health Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. The MOD reports during non-administrative duty hours, i.e. prior to 8:00 a.m., and after 4:30 p.m. provider Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

Normal Work Schedule: Rotating Tours (determined by coverage needs).

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to other sites within CAVHCS.
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:

  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

  • 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. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) 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.

  • 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.

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).

Preferred Experience: Board Certified / Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Practice.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD .

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: Lifting 15-44 pounds, Carrying 15-44 pounds, Use of fingers, Near Vision correctable 13"-16" Jaeger 1-4, Both eyes required, depth perception, hearing aid permitted. Must be able to communicate, ability to use computer.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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 $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to the public. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

Control Number: 423386200

Job Announcement Number: JU-38-16-078-Csa-1572855-BU