Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Medicine) in Providence, Rhode Island

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Providence, RI
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 8/18/2016 (65 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/18/2016 (27 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1771992

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

This Physician position is located in Medical Service in the Emergency Department, and is not a bargaining unit position. This is a permanent full-time or part-time position. The work schedule is varied, and it is required to be available to work days, nights, and/or weekend shifts.

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 Providence VA Medical Center, located in downtown Providence, RI provides opportunity for urban and/or rural living with an easy commute. Rhode Island, the Ocean State, is known for its scenic shoreline, offering sandy beaches, and quaint villages as well as, the opulent mansions of Newport, the sailing capital of the world. Providence is located between Boston and New York City with excellent transportation facilities in both directions. Educational opportunities abound with Ivy League, private and public universities throughout the compact New England area.

The Medical Center delivers a broad range of services including general medicine, surgical and psychiatric inpatient facilities, fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The Medical Center includes a vibrant research program and is affiliated with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy. The Center also operates three Community Based Outpatient Clinics in New Bedford, Hyannis, MA and Middletown, RI as well as three Vet Centers.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses, Permanent Change of Station (PCS), are not authorized for this position.

*This position is open until filled*

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until Friday, November 18, 2016. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut-off date being September 1, 2016 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

* 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.*

  • Provides efficient, quality management of patients within the guidelines of granted clinical privileges.
  • Provides direct patient care in clinical and hospital settings.
  • May perform procedures in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct examinations, determine diagnoses, and determine therapeutic treatments.
  • Maintains effectiveness in emergencies, patient management, consultations, patient education, and selected technical skills outlined in clinical privileges.
  • Documents patients' healthcare clearly, adequately, and accurately.
  • Maintains clinical and administrative competencies.
  • Complies with completing requirements for re-credentialing and privileging.
  • Complies with completion of required VA Educational Programs.
  • Serves as a role model and/or facilitator in maintaining ethical and professional standards.

A copy of the functional statement for this position can be made available upon request, after the closing date of vacancy announcement.

Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Current/full/unrestricted license to practice medicine/surgery in the U.S.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements

U.S. Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Education: Must possess a 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Licensure: Must possess a 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.

Residency: Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.

References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard This can also be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé, C.V. or application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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 Standards: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

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. * You may or may not be interviewed.*


Benefits Package: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefit 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. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Annual (Vacation) Leave: Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

Additional Information:

  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
  • May be subject to a probationary period.
  • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 446996700

Job Announcement Number: DQ-16-JJS-1771992-R