Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Emergency Department in Reno, Nevada

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Reno, NV
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 11/30/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 9/30/2017 (294 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1829976

If you have never been to Reno, let me tell you: it is nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail. We are just 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe offering most any water sport you can imagine: fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding in addition to skiing and snowboarding ( where many Olympic athletes do their training). We are the home of a dynamic art and event scene: Artown, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Rib Cook off, Balloon Races – and that's just July – September! Humidity is low – so temperatures remain (or at least feel) moderate

The Reno VA is the teaching affiliate of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, the state's only medical school. The Davidson Academy, the state designated "university school for profoundly gifted pupils", is located on the UNR campus. Additionally TMCC offers accessible post high school classes and degrees and offers the opportunity to continue higher education through UNR.

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Reno, NV, join a team that values a healthy home/work life balance and be rewarded by the role you'll play in keeping the promise to those who served.

Oh! Did I mention that we don't pay state income tax in Nevada or our fabulous culture of all-you-can-eat sushi?

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?

As a VA professional physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): 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.

Note: This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; certificates of eligible candidates will be referred to the service every fifteen days. Qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.

Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2017

Duties

The Emergency Department (ED) staff physician is responsible for maintaining professional, technical, and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to deliver effective, timely and high quality medical care to patients at the Emergency Department at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS). The ED staff physician is expected to actively participate in quality improvement activity at VASNHCS and ensure compliance with rules and regulations of VASNHCS. The ED physician also supervises and trains internal medicine residents and medical students from University of Nevada School of Medicine, rotating through the Emergency Department at VASNHCS, and other duties as assigned.

Relocation Expenses: relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Relocation/Recruitment incentive has been authorized for this position.

Work Schedule:Full-Time, Part-Time, Intermittent Available, schedule may vary to include nights, on-call, weekends, and holidays, as assigned

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, (Emergency Department), VM-602

This position is covered under the bargaining unit.

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.
  • Full, unrestricted licensure, certification, or registration required
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Approved schools are:

  • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • 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.

For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.

First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.

Approved residencies are:

  • Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR
  • Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Preferred Experience: Board certified or eligible in Internal Medicine.

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: In the process of providing patient care, the work involves regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting, reaching and carrying. Manual dexterity is required to operate medical equipment and perform activities such as surgery, treatments and computerized medical record documentation.

Security Clearance

Other

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.

BENEFITS

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: $250,000.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 458089200

Job Announcement Number: 654-17-SO-1829976-BU-OC