Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 9, 2020
This position has been approved for the Education Debt Reduction
Program. Please refer to"Duties" section below for more
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED for highly
qualified candidate.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. For further information, visit:
vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is
1/30/20. Additional applications will be referred as needed
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual
leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays).
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and
federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care
(many federal insurance programs can be carried into
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid
authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant
restriction on moonlighting.
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Major duties and responsibilities are for treating and managing
pulmonary conditions. Often helping Veterans who are experiencing a
complete evaluation of the respiratory system; including patient
history, physical examinations and test of pulmonary functions. The
staff pulmonologist has the following responsibilities:
- Examinations-Evaluates patients by examining thoroughly.
Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data is
obtained to determine care the patient is provided.
- Diagnosis-Interprets and evaluates clinical data for the
purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status.
- Therapeutic Ability-Prescribes appropriate and timely
treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and
assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent
facts about the patient and modifies plan accordingly.
- Effectiveness in Emergencies-Readily available; quick in
recognizing emergency situations and taking timely necessary
- Patient Management-Develops and maintains rapport and gains the
confidence of patients and relatives through competence and
- Consultations and Specialty Skills-Recognizes the need for
consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in
diagnosis and treatment. Responds to inpatient/outpatient
consultations in a timely manner, documents consultations according
to procedure and is actively engaging with the primary care team or
Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm with
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
and program start date is determined after review of a complete
EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education
Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position,
please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Experience in treating and managing pulmonary
conditions as well as administering pulmonary functions tests.
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.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate
Carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling, pushing, reaching, use of
fingers, use of both hands, walking (3 hours), standing (3 hours),
and kneeling; Repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and
muscular coordination simultaneously; New vision correctable at 13"
to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; and hearing (aid permitted).
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