Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Opened Friday 5/6/2016 (170 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/2/2016 (40 day(s) away)

Job Overview


If you're an experienced physician, you understand the impact that business has had on health care. For VA, patient care is not a business decision, it's our way life. Veterans are our highest priority and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality care anywhere. VA Physicians work with the entire interdisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation.

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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.

A Recruitment or Relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.


The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) are seeking a physician-scientist BC in Geriatric Medicine to serve as Associate Chief of Staff, Geriatrics and Extended Care, VAPHS. The candidate will serve in a major leadership positon at VAPHS with responsibility for oversight of the quality and programmatic development of Geriatric clinical care, investigation and education, including the training of medical students and residents from UPSOM who rotate through VAPHS.

A candidate is sought with established track record in biologic, clinical or epidemiologic investigation of aging with active research funding who has also had experience as a clinical leader and medical educator. The position will offer extensive opportunities for fostering and participating collaborative initiatives between VAPHS and the outstanding faculty of the UPSOM and UPMC in the development of new approaches to geriatric clinical care and training and novel aging related research ranging from its basic biology to its epidemiology. The candidate must qualify for an academic appointment at the UPSOM at the Associate or full Professor level.

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

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 possess a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

*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. * Must be a U.S. Citizen.

*PRERERRED EXPERIENCE: *A board certified Geriatrician is highly preferred for this position. 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. 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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. It is VA's intent to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employee's with disabilities. VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your application package, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. You will be notified via email when this decision has been made.

Please Note: Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. If a highly qualified candidate is identified, the announcement can close prior to the closing date. All applicants will be notified via email.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at

Other Information

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: $0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 436341200

Job Announcement Number: HP-646-16-TLG-1682885-SR