Veteran Health Administration Physician (Neurologist) in Amarillo, Texas

Announcement Number: AMA-16-RH-1779432BU

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Position Info: Full Time

Location(s): Amarillo, TX

Open Period: 2016-09-07 to 2016-09-30

OverviewWho May Apply

United States Citizens

Appointment Duration

Excepted Service Permanent

Job Status

Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1779432

First consideration will be given to applications received early

Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.

Job Summary

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, 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

Key Requirements

  • U. S. Citizenship

  • Must pass pre-employment examination

  • English Language Proficiency required

  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

  • Selective Service Registration Required for Males Born After 12/31/1959

DutiesMajor Duties

Major Duties:

The Amarillo VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time board certified/eligible Neurologist to participate in outpatient clinics, procedures, in patient consultations and on-call services.

Coordinate the patient care by effective communication with Primary Care practitioners, both at local and remote locations.

Miscellaneous Duties:

Education and evaluation of health care students, to include Physician Assistant students.

Administrative duties to include quality assurance reviews, drug utilization reviews and other administrative duties as assigned.

Tour Of Duty: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Occasional On call required

First consideration will be given to applications received early

Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.

AFGE Bargaining Unit position

Recruitment or relocation incentives MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications


a. Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States.

b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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.

d. 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 completed.

To be eligible to apply for core privileges in Neurology, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

Current certification or active participation in the examination process leading to certification in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry


Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association(AOA) accredited post-graduate training program in neurology.


Applicants for initial appointment must be able to demonstrate provision of inpatient or outpatient neurological services to at least 24 patients during the past 12 months or demonstrate successful completion of a hospital-affiliated accredited residency, special clinical fellowship or research.

Applicants for renewal of clinical privileges must demonstrate current competence and an adequate volume of experience with acceptable results in the privileges requested for the past 24 months based on results of quality assessment/improvement activities and outcomes. Evidence of current ability to perform privileges requested is required of all applicants for renewal of privileges


Position has no specific physical requirements: Selected applicant must pass a pre-employment examination.


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

* 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. *


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


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

How To Apply InformationHow To Apply

The Interagency Career TransitionAssistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligibledisplaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority overother candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you mustsubmit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a finalrating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy.Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM'sCareer Transition Resources website.

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If you cannot apply online:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.

  • Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .

  • Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

  • Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  • Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: TAG:VacancyID. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

  • Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.

  2. Occupational Questionnaire

  3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

  4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

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.

Benefits And Other InformationBenefits

The VA offers an attractive compensation package that includes professional development and work/life balance with 10 Federal Holidays, 26 days of annual leave, 13 sick days per year and robust federal benefits. Federal benefits include the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401K), Education Debt Reduction Program up to $120,000, medical, dental and more. For more information visit us at

Other Information

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