Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (General Surgeon) in San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Friday 8/12/2016 (71 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 8/11/2017 (293 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1775629
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?
City of San Antonio Information: http://www.sanantonio.gov/
This position is located at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) (7400 Merton Minter), San Antonio, TX 78229.
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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.
Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on August 25, 2016, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after August 25, 2016, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Relocation/Recruitment expenses: A relocation or recruitment incentive are not authorized.
The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
Work Schedule: Typical work hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; weekend/evening hours may be required.
GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION: The General Surgery Section staff physician provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the general surgery scope. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care. Other responsibilities may include education of medical students and residents.
A*dministrative Duties* include, but are not limited to, Leadership responsibilities; HR; Staff Management; Time/Leave Management and Clinical Management.
Clinical Dutiesinclude, but are not limited to, Patient Care; Medical/Clinical Knowledge; Clinical Judgment; Interpersonal & Communication Skills; Professionalism and System-Based Practice.
Education/Teaching Duties: Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring, and coordinating educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements.
Research Duties,(if applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. Researchers are responsible for oversight of any research staff that they supervise.
A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of the selected applicant. 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.
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician, General Surgery Section
- Not Required
- 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 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. The degree must have ben obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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 Residency Training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
Basic Life Support (BLS).
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.
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.* *
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.
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.
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. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: US Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Control Number: 447437800
Job Announcement Number: VHA-1775629-16-PJ-OC-BU