Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) in Montgomery, Alabama

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

Opened Friday 8/19/2016 (68 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 8/15/2017 (293 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1778978

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 health care 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, Columbus Georgia and Montgomery VA Clinic. The primary duty station for this position is at the Montgomery Campus. The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.

As a VA professional, 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

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.

FIRST CUTOFF. August 23, 2016. 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).


The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is seeking energetic full-time permanent Hospitalist. Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. The selected Hospitalist is accountable to the Associate Chief of Staff for Acute Care & Specialties and the Chief of Staff. The physician-hospitalist is an independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of patient's acute care needs and coordinates subspecialty evaluation and treatment. The provider has responsibilities for the evaluation, care, and disposition of patients, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining need for hospitalization or transferring the patient to another facility. Must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine, and experienced at management of medical conditions requiring hospitalization, and interested in engaging in ongoing process improvement with respect to measures of quality care, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient and family education, utilization management, cost control. The Hospitalist provides teaching experiences for students and residents. Provider Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

Work Schedule: Rotating Tours (determined by coverage needs). Normal work schedule is 12-hour shifts on 7 day on/7 day off schedule. Montgomery Campus: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Tuskegee Campus:7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Normal work schedule is twelve (12) hour shifts on 7 day on/7 day off schedule.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Will be required to provide services for all CAVHCS locations as needed.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentives May be authorized.
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: *

  • 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 in the District of Columbia.

  • First-Year Residency (Internship): Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. [For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training]. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical.

Preferred Experience: Board certification

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 clearly. Prolonged hours in front of 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.

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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: 447833000

Job Announcement Number: JU-T38-254-16-GW-1778978-GW