Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - CBOC Primary Care (PACT) in Newton, New Jersey

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

Opened Thursday 3/31/2016 (206 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/16/2016 (54 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1668595**

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?

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

Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.



VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) seeks to recruit a Primary Care (PACT) Physician to be a part of our new Sussex County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The CBOCs are a section within Ambulatory Care Service under the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief of the CBOCs, who reports to the Associate Chief of Staff/Ambulatory Care Service. The primary purpose of the Primary Care Physician is to provide comprehensive medical care to a panel of patients. The health care services expected to be provided to adult veterans by the Primary Care provider include, though are not limited to: acute and chronic disease diagnosis and treatment, pain management, and preventive health care and wellness, including women's health. The Primary Care Physician reports to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and collaborates with the CBOC Administrative Officer (AO) and others assigned as CBOC administrative and clinical supervisors (Nurse Manager/Administrative Supervisors). He/She provides assistance of clinical, technical, specialized, and/or administrative support in nature to all administrative and clinical staff. This position will include performing traditional face-to-face care as well as using technology and virtual modalities of care such as video telehealth, telephone care, and secure messaging visits to provide primary care to remote patients.

Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/000000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Preferred Experience:Board certification and experience in routine women's health is strongly preferred.

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: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. Work is mostly sedentary in nature. Work requires moderate lifting, walking, bending, stooping, standing, pushing, and pulling.

Security Clearance


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.

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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 434542700

Job Announcement Number: BH-16-GP-1668595-OCA