Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Spinal Cord Injury Chief in Syracuse, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Syracuse, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 8/26/2016 (179 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 8/25/2017 (185 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1787357

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?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education, and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. 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.va.gov.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE VACANCY IS FILLED. IT MAY BE EXTENDED OR CLOSED PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CLOSING DATE. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REFERRED AS RECEIVED

The Syracuse VA Medical Center is seeking a Physiatrist, Internist, or Neurologist to be Chief of Spinal Cord Injury Disorders for our newly constructed state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center. Candidates must be board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine or Neurology and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

The Chief position involves the overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of all SCI services provided for both inpatients and outpatients. It also includes the supervision of house staff and the ability to foster/promote a proper academic environment. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is a dynamic teaching hospital that is highly regarded in the Upstate New York region and within the VA nationally. It is closely affiliated with and physically adjacent to the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU). Applicants must possess a current and unrestricted license in any State, must qualify for an academic appointment at SUNY UMU, and should have excellent diagnostic and interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building and the overall aptitude for leadership, educational development and research.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.

Duties

Major duties include:

  • This position involves the overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of all SCI services provided for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Requires supervision of house staff and the ability to foster/promote a proper academic environment.
  • Applicants should have excellent diagnostic and interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building and the overall aptitude for leadership, educational development and research.

Qualifications include:

  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine or Neurology and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.
  • Full and unrestricted medical license in any State
  • Must qualify for a corresponding academic appointment at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 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 pass pre-employment examination.
  • Eligible for an Academic Appointment
  • Board certified in PM&R;, Internal Medicine or Neurology.
  • Subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.
Qualifications

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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
  • Eligible for an Academic Appointment at SUNY UMU.
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine or Neurology and subspecialty certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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). 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 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.

BENEFITS

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: $115,000.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448809200

Job Announcement Number: WV-16-KI-1787357-SR