Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Dermatology in Tomah, Wisconsin

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

Opened Tuesday 9/6/2016 (51 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 9/5/2017 (313 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1794553

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?

VAMC Tomah ( ) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in a Western/Central area of Wisconsin.

In addition to our main facility in Tomah, we offer services in four community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in LaCrosse, Clark County, Wausau, and Wisconsin Rapids. VAMC Tomah is one of seven facilities that comprise Veterans Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN12) which is administratively headquartered at Hines, IL, and includes facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding availability. The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon acceptance into the program – not backdated to the date employment begins. Please contact** for more information.


The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking the services of one (1) Board Certified/Board Eligible physician in Dermatology to work at the VA Medical Center, 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI. This position is to provide Dermatology care at the Tomah VAMC. Services will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, unless otherwise arranged. The clinic hours of operation at the VA Medical Center Tomah are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a ½ hour lunch break that is unpaid. Federal holidays are excluded from normal clinic hours of operation. The Dermatologist will be granted clinical privileges for the VA based on his/her specific expertise. Work will commence immediately upon completion of credentialing and privileging, as well as, orientation.

This provider will support direct patient care needs at VAMC Tomah and outreach clinics. The Dermatologist will be required to work cooperatively with other physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and a variety of allied health professionals to deliver comprehensive health care services to adult patients.


  • The physician will follow and meet all medical center policies, rules and regulations.

  • The physician is required to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and to maintain the certification during their work at the medical center.

  • Function as a full team member of the interdisciplinary team serving patients at the VA facility. Assure health prevention and customer disease prevention practices are fully implemented for assigned patients. Assist the medical center in meeting all wait time performance measures.

  • An outpatient progress note or response to consult must be completed for each episode of care.

  • Initiate and facilitate treatment and transfer in emergency situations.

  • Follow-up office visits for existing dermatology problems and appropriate diagnostic tests and medication adjustments.

  • Referral of patients as needed to appropriate specialists and health care facilities.

  • Document assessments (plan of care and outcomes) for each patient in accordance with policies and procedures in a timely manner.

  • Act as a consultant in clinical practice.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care.

  • Collaborate and act as a patient advocate.

  • Maintain knowledge of new and current clinical methods.

  • Complete medical record documentation using the computerized Patient Record System and available templates to assist in the process. No dictation system will be used to meet this requirement.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Full Time

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician

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. Non citizens 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Certified/Board Eligible

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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

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 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.

The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on October 1, 2016. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.


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: $200,000.00 to $400,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

Control Number: 449683600

Job Announcement Number: TM-16-AZ-1794553-BU-OCA