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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>Richmond VA Medical Center in Virginia is seeking a full time Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physicians. Richmond VA Medical Center is a tertiary referral facility with academic affiliation to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Richmond VA medical center has programs in geriatrics, HPM, dementia care, organ transplant, VAD/MCS, radiation-oncology, polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, movement disorders, rural health, clinical and translational research. These physicians will be involved in direct patient-family care in post-acute care, high risk peri-operative care, geriatrics, hospice & palliative care programs, Geriatrics or HPM fellowship.<br /><br />Preferred Experience:</strong> Fellowship training in Geriatrics or HPM highly desirable. Recent experiences with post-acute care/geriatrics/HPM, Graduate Medical Education and inter-professional team education is desirable. Board eligible candidate should obtain board certification at next available date. Basic boards should be in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.<br /><br /><strong>Leadership:</strong> Highly qualified physician will be considered for leadership role. Academic appointment at VCU will be based on credentials and experience.<br /><br /><strong>Community: Richmond is state capital of Virginia. Richmond along with surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield have combined population of over 1 million. Richmond is only a 2-hour drive from Virginia Beach, Washington DC and scenic Blueridge Pkwy. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities, nearby theme parks, historic sites, and more. There is variety of public and private school options for K-12 education. There are several public and private colleges and universities near Richmond. There are many dinning, shopping, music and cultural experiences in the city. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Work Schedule:</strong> Full Time with on call responsibilities shared with other physicians.<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure Report: </strong>Not required<br /> <strong>Supervisory Position:</strong> Yes <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy</li> <li>Designated and/or random drug testing required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>You may be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Subject to a background/security investigation</li> <li>Must be proficient in written and spoken English</li> <li>Must pass pre-employment physical examination</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/03/2019.<br /> <strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /><br />-United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.<br /><br />-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.<br /><br />-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.<br /><br />-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.<br /><br />-Proficiency in spoken and written English.<br /><br />-Physical requirements outlined below.<br /><br /><strong>Reference: </strong>VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements: </strong>The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Note: </strong>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. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .<br /><br />Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).<br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br />It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.<br /><br />This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.</strong><br /><br /><strong>NOTE: </strong>Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):<br /><br /><ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /><br />The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.<br /> <ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214</li><li>Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)</li><li>OF-306</li><li>10-2850</li><li>Other Veterans Document</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50</li><li>Transcript</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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