Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Department) in Long Beach, California

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Long Beach, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 7/8/2016 (108 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview


Salary will be reviewed by the Physician Pay Panel and recommend to the Medical Center Director who has final approval.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): VR 1745774 T38-16-89 PP

We are a 24/7 medical center with various tours of duty and incumbent may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under these appointment authorities.


The Veteran's Administration Long Beach Health Care System (VALBHCS) is recruiting an outstanding, innovative physician to be a staff physician for the Emergency Department (ED). The ideal candidate will be a board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine physician. The staff physician will be expected to provide clinical care, support and implement plans of the section chief joining a group that includes other board certified emergency medicine physicians and group of fee-for-service emergency trained or experienced physicians. There will also be supervision of midlevel providers and resident physicians in addition to teaching opportunities with rotating resident physicians in the Emergency Department from the University of California Irvine. The staff physician will foster excellence in the delivery of high quality clinical care and investigation including ongoing quality improvement. Appropriate resources will be available to accomplish these goals.

The staff physician should be willing to explore options to better align delivery of clinical services and medical education between VALBHCS and University of California Irvine and various community referral hospitals. These relationships improve the coordination of patient care between hospitals and contribute to the effectiveness of the Health Care System's emergency medical services and disaster planning. Under the direction of the ED chief, the staff physician will participate and help align for greater collaboration in areas of mutual and overlapping interests, including pre-hospital care and disaster management, the care of critically ill and injured adults, acute infectious disease, injury prevention and the emergency care of all Veterans.

Work Schedule: Full-time- Weekday, Nights and Weekend Shifts to include Federal and Non- Federal Holidays.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Citizenship:* *U.S Citizen

Education* :* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The candidate should be board certified or eligible in emergency medicine.

Licensure and Registration : Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Physicians (Except Residents): The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

Language Proficiency* :* Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by Title 38 U.S.C. 7402 and 7405(f).


Must have 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate’s credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (See chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

Other Information

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

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 443877600

Job Announcement Number: VR 1745774 T38-16-89 PP