Veteran Health Administration Lake Jackson Physician (Director) in Lake Jackson, Texas
Announcement Number: JP-16-CCa-1694620
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Position Info: Full Time
Location(s): Lake Jackson, TX
Open Period: 2016-06-23 to 2017-06-22
OverviewWho May Apply
United States Citizens
Excepted Service Permanent
Agency Marketing Statement
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1694620
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
Note: Position is open until filled. A certificate will be reviewed and issued every two (2) weeks as needed.
Note: Recruitment Incentives are authorized for this position.
Note: Applicants for this position may apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) IF funds are available.
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.
The selected candidate will serve as the Clinic Director in the Michael E Debakey VA Medical Center's Lake Jackson Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The selected physician will serve as both the clinic director and provide comprehensive clinical care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly. The physician will provide clinical direction to his/her clinic team to optimize patient health and work seamlessly with multidisciplinary team members. The physician and his/her team will support Veteran health care goals and patient satisfaction. The selected physician will achieve quality care standards, order appropriate diagnostic testing, prescribe medications, consult with specialty services and document care in computerized/electronic medical records. The selectee will provide team guidance in patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to service excellence using the VA's Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) medical home' model. The incumbent will be responsible for insuring clinic operations, supporting and leading clinic staff in implementing Veteran's Health Administration and MEDVAMC'S initiatives and achieving organizational goals. The physician selectee will support hiring, orientation, retention and evaluation of physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Alternate work schedule may be available. Functional Statement Title: Physician - Director, Primary Care, Lake Jackson Outpatient Clinic
Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience: Board Eligible/Board Certified or Family Medicine is preferred.
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: Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
Your application, résumé, 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.
NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
How To Apply InformationHow To Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below).You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Tameka L. Washington, HR Specialist at Clarissa.Carey@va.gov
To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 22, 2017to received consideration.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 Submit My Answers to submit your
NOTE: 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 (10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS) ·Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
·Cover Letter ·DD-214 ·OF-306 ·Other Veterans Document ·SF-15 ·SF-50 ·Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 DD214(s) 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. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1694620.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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 And Other InformationBenefits
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
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.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.