Physician, Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatric, Extended Care & Rehab

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1047931
Excellent Employment Opportunity!
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 Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama, as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan and Ft. Rucker Alabama and Columbus Georgia. The primary duty station for this position is at the Tuskegee Campus . The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.
SALARY RANGE: $120,000 per annum - $235,000 per annum. Your salary and grade will be determined by the Physician Professional Standards Board (PSB) and Compensation Pay Panel. The PSB and Compensation Pay Panel is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishment .
As a VA 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.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
FIRST CUTOFF: March 3, 2014. Applications received by the first cutoff will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official once every week until the closing date (December 31, 2014) or a selection is made .
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 / .
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to .

Must pass pre-employment examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. U.S. Citizenship required Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. English Language Proficiency required.
_DUTIES:_ The Associate Chief of Staff of Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehab (GECR) provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Medical Center's geriatrics, extended care and rehab programs to ensure achievement of quality healthcare and outcomes. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff.
The incumbent clinical duties will be performed in the Community Living Center and other Geriatric programs as needed within delineated approved privileges by the Chief of Staff. The incumbent participates actively in delivering in-service training for medical center disciplines and services, in service teaching of medical school residents and medical students, and in supporting an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning. The incumbent participates in interdisciplinary team activities in Community Living Center and provides cross coverage to other programs as needed to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation to assure that quality patient care is maintained or improved. The incumbent directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the service. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. The incumbent is responsible for the financial management including budget planning and management for GREC. The incumbent develops the annual strategic and budget plan for the GECR service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director's Office and/or Fiscal Service. He/she develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the service's fiscal activities. He/she collaborates with other service chiefs in the development and execution of the overall Medical Center strategic and business plan. The incumbent plans initiatives and develops programs in collaboration with other services in order to ensure coordination of services, reduction of redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness.
Tour of Duty : Monday thru Friday, 08:00 am to 4:30 pm
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent requires moderate lifting, pulling, and carrying. Must be able to walk, stand, and bend for 2-4 hours per day. He/she should be able to distinguish between basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted). In additions the incumbent should have good interpersonal skills, working closely with others. The incumbent should Use of fingers for 6-7 hours per day. In accordance with VA Handbook 5019, a pre-placement examination is required. A pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. Terminal physical examinations of applicants separated from the U.S. Armed Forces within 90 days of appointment may be substituted for a pre-employment physical exam.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirements :
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
b. _ Education. _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.
c. _Licensure and Registration._ 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. 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.
e. _ Physical Standards. _In accordance with VA Handbook 5019, a pre-placement examination is required. A pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. Terminal physical examinations of applicants separated from the U.S. Armed Forces within 90 days of appointment may be substituted for a pre-employment physical exam.
f. _ English Language Proficiency. _ Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
All individuals :
(1) Must meet basic qualification standards for appointment. Clinical privileges must be recommended by the chief, staff/professional standards board as granted by the Director of Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. Incumbent must provide complete credentials and privileging information in a timely expeditious way. Board eligibility or board certification in Internal medicine is required.
Preferred qualifications:
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine and board certified in family medicine or internal medicine or Geriatric (required).
Fellowship training in Geriatrics is preferred.
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.
PLEASE NOTE : Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or
Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below. You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Herman. . Herman Barnes, HR Specialist (HRMS).
If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Other (VA Form 2850)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX - Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID: 1047931
2. Fax your documents to .
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been 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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us .
NOTE: Applicant''s education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
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.

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