Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Vascular Surgeon) 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 Wednesday 1/20/2016 (280 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 1/19/2017 (85 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Join us for an exciting career at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System! The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has recently ranked VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System among the top 50 businesses to work for in western Pennsylvania.

This announcement establishes an open continuous announcement of eligible applicants to be considered for a future vacancy. The "What Happens Next" area of the announcement provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1603431

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?

VA employs more than 14,000 physicians across its nationwide integrated health care system. Every year, many experienced physicians leave private practice to come to the VA Health Care System because we offer a variety of advantages.

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. Veterans are our highest priority and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality care possible. That patient focused lets you practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced. 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.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is recruiting for a fulltime Vascular Surgeon. Training in open and endovascular surgery as well as vascular interventions is highly preferred. The individual in this position will be responsible for training residents and medical students. Research support may be available for qualified individuals. VAPHS offers a competitive salary and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. The facility has state-of-the-art surgical technologies and serves as the acute tertiary care referral center for a large veteran population in Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. VAPHS is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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.

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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: BC/BE Vascular Surgeon highly 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: At times, you may encounter Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office).

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. All applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager. Referrals will be made on a monthly basis. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled. Referred applicants may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview.

All applicants may receive consideration for 6 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that time, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest. All applicants will receive a final notification once a selection 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."

If a highly qualified candidate is identified, the announcement can close prior to the closing date. All applicants will be notified via email.

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 $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 426896500

Job Announcement Number: HP-646-16-TLG-1603431-SR