Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration GERI/PALLI-PACT Physician in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Oklahoma City, OK
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 5/25/2016 (148 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/25/2016 (36 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1713899

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs Physicians who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Positions in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.


The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKC VA HCS) is seeking to fill part-time and full-time staff physician positions within Geriatrics & Extended Care Service, to include the following service areas: Geriatric Patient Care Aligned Team (GERI-PACT) and Palliative Care Patient Care Aligned Team (PALLI-PACT) clinics. The Clinics are utilizing a "medical home" model of care and an interdisciplinary team to offer expert consultation for common scenarios in the geriatric population and those suffering from severe or terminal illness. The OKC VA HCS is a tertiary care facility serving Oklahoma and part of Northern Texas and is an integral part of the educational and research mission of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Shared opportunities and academic appointments with the OUHSC Department of Geriatric Medicine are also available. May provide call coverage in the Community Living Center (Short Stay Nursing Home) and rotation in the Palliative Care Program (Inpatient Consults and Palliative Care Unit).


In addition to direct clinical care, the physician(s) selected will participate in improving quality of care, through teaching, management, and research related to Geriatrics & Extended Care. She/he will apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of such diseases. Responsibilities could include intermittent attending and call-coverage in rotation to include weekends, holidays, and vacation coverage that will be coordinated with Geriatrics & Extended Care Staff and Faculty Physicians. They must be proficient with clinical experience in comprehensive and interdisciplinary team-based management across care settings, with high levels of skill in communication. They will participate in the education and supervision of students, residents, and fellows rotating through GEC programs.

Work Schedule: Variable

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Recruitment Incentive available for consideration and review.
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:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board Eligible in Geriatrics and/or Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine.

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: Standing for extended periods, use of fingers and both hands, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability. Hearing aid is permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids.

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 $255,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Public

Control Number: 440001500

Job Announcement Number: RT-16-SB-1713899-OCA-4CA-BU