Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration PHYSICIAN-Section Chief- (Urologist) in Salisbury, North Carolina

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

Opened Wednesday 9/28/2016 (28 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/18/2016 (23 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1813781

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 Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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. Department of Veterans Affairs, go to ttp:// .

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Salisbury provides all the perks of a small town but is located just a short 30 minute drive from metropolitan Charlotte, NC.

  • Small, historic city located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina

  • Moderate climate which enjoys four distinct seasons

  • Located only 35 miles from the metropolitan area of Charlotte and 40 miles from Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC

  • Home to the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony and the Meroney Theatre featuring the Piedmont Players, one of the state's oldest community theatre groups

  • Multiple parks and facilities within a short distance offer hiking, fishing, family outings or a picnic

  • Golf, tennis, softball and swimming may be enjoyed at one of many public facilities.

  • Blue Ridge Mountains are a short two-hour drive away and the Carolina Coast is about 3 hours away

  • Halfway between Washington DC and Atlanta GA, Salisbury is within easy travel of any major city on the East Coast

  • Charlotte International Airport is less than an hour away and provides service to all of the U.S. and many global destinations

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Urology service functions under the overall management of the Section Chief of Urology. The physician functions within an interdisciplinary staff consisting of physicians, physician extenders, technicians, administrative and clerical staff. He/she is responsible and accountable for ensuring the provision of comprehensive surgical/clinical services and complies with established policies within the Department of Surgery/Urology section.

It is preferable that the incumbent be a full time employee, appointed on a career basis, with expectation that tenure will span several years.

The Urology Section Chief of Surgery Service functions under the overall management of the ACOS of Surgery Service.

In addition to compliance with national and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this health care system, this position encompasses the following responsibilities, in partnership with his/her Administrative Officer and the support of the section chiefs, and supervisors. The incumbent requires appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research.

Administrative Duties: Obligations/Responsibilities: Attending required staff meetings, communicating up and down the chain of command, and helping prepare heads-up and issue briefs related to adverse patient outcomes.

Clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter and open consult maintenance, CPRS documentation requirements, monitoring of clinic management. Maintains involvement in matters concerning clinic productivity, relevant performance measures, Quality and Patient Safety oversight, as well as process improvements (system redesigns). Section Chief: Provide an active layer of administrative and clinical oversight to the section with respect to clinical pertinence reviews, documentation, disciplinary, performance and daily operational oversight. Performing other administrative duties as the need arises in conjunction with the ACOS and AO.

Clinical Duties: The incumbent is expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board. All physicians must meet the following qualifications: Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.

Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The section chief is accountable to the ACOS of the Surgery Service Line of the Medical Center, and is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of the added duty of administrative oversight of the urology staff and the care they render throughout the medical center while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The section chief will oversee all aspects of the section specific to meeting requirements and working in conjunction with the ACOS, AO and other administrative staff in ensure all operational obligations, performance standards and deadlines are adhered to. As a physician in the Urology Section, is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of urologic care throughout the medical center while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. Degree of doctor of medicine or equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathis 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 complete. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.

Additional Requirments:

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified.

Refer to VA Handbook 5005, part II Chap 3, Appendix II-G2(Physicians)

Must be proficient in spoken and written English (for direct patient care)

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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


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. 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 .

Other Information

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $100,857.00 to $340,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451947600

Job Announcement Number: VHA-659-16-DMC-1813781