Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration STAFF PHYSICIAN (Geriatrician) in Asheville, North Carolina

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1996737

The Charles George VA Medical Center is recruiting for One (1) Full-Time Staff Physician (Geriatrician) in Geriatrics & Extended Care Service department.

1st Consideration will be given to current, permanent Charles George VA Medical Center and Mid-Atlantic Consolidated Patient Account Center (MACPAC) employees.

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? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." –Abraham Lincoln

There's something about Asheville, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina that makes its blend of remote Appalachian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication seem perfectly natural. The city abounds in cultural attractions and events, many stemming from the literary greats who have lived here. Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg and O. Henry all once called Asheville home. The area's spectacular beauty led millionaire George W. Vanderbilt to locate Biltmore, his castle-like mansion, in Asheville, and the city has historically been a resort for the wealthy. But there's also a friendly, small-town atmosphere; the city has a way of making visitors feel right at home. Located at the confluence of two rivers and nestled in the mountains, Asheville is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities. Architecture buffs can study the Art Deco City Hall, turn-of-the-century houses and Tudor-style homes. So breathe in the fresh mountain air, take a spin along "America's most scenic drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, and soak up the beauty and spirit of this lovely mountain city. For more info, check out this website: http://www.ashevillenc.com/areainfo/factsandstatistics.

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/

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Duties

The incumbent will serve as a Staff Physician (Geriatrician) in the Charles George VAMC Geri-PACT under the Chief, Geriatric & Extended Care service. Physician duties will include, performing and recording history and physical examinations and records data from patient visits on a frail, elderly, clinically complex population. The Physician for the GERI PACT is accountable to the Chief of G&EC.; Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent will evaluate, consult, develop diagnosis, and manage the primary care of patients assigned. He/She enters progress notes in computerized medical record and completes workload documentation in a timely matter.

  • Provides medical care encompassing acute and chronic medical conditions.

  • Order diagnostic test, medications. Laboratory test as medically relevant for each patient.

  • Provides timely follow-upon results, including completion of view alerts.

  • Determines medical assessment and develop treatment plans according to accepted protocols.

  • Prescribes medication according to approved formulary, and in accordance with Federal and States Law.

  • Work closely with interdisciplinary Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) teams.

  • Responsible for performance improvement activities in the GPC clinics. Devotes 80% of time to direct patient care, serves as a role model for peers.

  • Clinical work is assigned through referrals from various providers examples include Primary Care, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine and Mental Health. Types of referral include outpatient, inpatient, ED, outside VAMC facilities or facilities in the community. These referrals will be assigned from the supervising physician.

  • Administrative duties are assigned based upon recommendations/tasks assigned by the G&EC; Service Chief and facility needs to maintain/improve a quality Geriatric program.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Hours may change based on the needs of the Medical Facility

Function Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Geriatrician) / 0000

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive are NOT authorized.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

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.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • ### Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board.

  5. Proficiency in spoken and written English.

  6. Physical requirements outlined below.

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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. A respirator medical evaluation is also required.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), the vacancy announcement closes, and your qualifications 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. You may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, 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 receive a final notification once a decision has been made.

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BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

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

ELIGIBLES: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

PBI INTERVIEWS: Any interviews that may be conducted will utilize the Performance Based Interviewing process (PBIs). For more information on the performance based interview process, see www.va.gov/pbi

Credentialing and Privileging: Any registered, and certified health care providers appointed to a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center must, upon acceptance of an employment offer from Human Resources, enter their employment history, education history, and all licensure/certification/registration information through the internet-based credentialing system (VetPro). VetPro ensures the consistency of the credentialing process for all employees and provides a reliable electronic data bank of health care provider credentials. This system is used nationwide by all VHA healthcare facilities in an effort to maximize patient safety. This prerequisite must be initiated after an employment offer has been extended. Employment commencement dates will be contingent upon the completion and approval of the VetPro credentialing/verification process.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

This position does not require a Financial Disclosure.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. For more information please visit: https://hru.gov/Studiorecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringpolicies.pdf.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476371500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-01

Salary: $101,967 to $225,000 / per year

Pay scale & grade: VM 15

Series: 0602 Medical Officer

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: 637-17-381-CC-1996737-BU

Control number: 476371500