<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).<br /><br /><strong>This position offers exceptional benefits and Educational Debt Relief to well qualified applicants.</strong><strong>Incentive Bonus may be authorized to highly qualified applicants</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Are you looking to work in a 5-Star learning environment that is teamed up with three educational affiliates? Are you interested in serving those who have willingly sacrificed their lives for our country? We are looking for a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician with a wide variety of experience. Proficiency in Endobronchial ultrasound and/or Sleep certification would be an added bonus. <ul> <li>Provides patient care to Veterans in the areas of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care in the form of primary and/or consultative care.</li> <li>Incumbent serves as the primary attending in a closed Medical ICU manned by house staff.</li> <li>Evaluate Pulmonary (and sleep) consults both inpatient and outpatient, with appropriate responses to provide to the consulting party.</li> <li>Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal.</li> <li>Incumbent has teaching responsibilities towards medical students, residents and Pulmonary and Critical care fellows on both the consult and ICU services.</li> <li>Incumbent provides medical diagnostic evaluation and initial assessment of patient which includes focused history, physical examinations and pertinent laboratory investigations.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Work Schedule:</strong> 7:45 am to 4:30 pm with added coverage as required for patient care<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure Report: </strong>Not required <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <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>Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process</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, 02/28/2020.<br /> <strong>Basic Requirements:</strong> <ul> <li>United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Proficiency in spoken and written English.</li> <li>Physical requirements outlined below.</li> </ul> <strong>Preferred Experience:</strong> The selected Physician will be board eligible/board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, with a strong emphasis and preference placed on board certified Pulmonary/Critical Care Physicians.<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> Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid <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>OF-306</li><li>Other</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.