Veteran Health Administration Physician (Bone Marrow Transplant/Hematologist) in San Antonio, Texas

Announcement Number: 671-16-1711379-TJR-OC

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Position Info: Full Time

Location(s): San Antonio, TX

Open Period: 2016-05-24 to 2017-05-23

OverviewWho May Apply

United States Citizens

Appointment Duration


Job Status

Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1711379

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 and leadership positions 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

For information about the city of San Antonio Texas please visit

Job Summary

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is looking for a Staff physician (Bone Marrow Transplant/Hematologist) at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX

The STVHCS is just one of three Veterans Affairs facility that offer BMT services to its Veterans. The BMT section has four Hematologists assigned to the section.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on June 7, 2016 , will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after June 7, 2016, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.

A relocation or recruitment incentive MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

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.

DutiesMajor Duties

Scope of Duties:

The selected practitioner can expect to spend 30-40% of their time in the BMT section and 60-70% of their time in the Hematology section.The average number of patients seen each day is four to six patients.The incumbent will have their own panel of patients when working in clinics. The position includes in-patient and outpatient care responsibilities.

Teaching of BMT and Hematology fellows is required.Academic appointment with University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio MAY be possible.

Duty Hours:

8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

On Call requirements: One of every four weeks.Majority of calls are telephone consults only.

Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications

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 allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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.

  • Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Should be able to perform Bone Marrow Biopsies and Intrathecal administration of Chemotherapy.

  • Experience with management of acute hematologic malignancies & intensive chemotherapy and alternate sources of blood progenitor cell transplants including cord blood.

  • Meet FACT Criteria to perform autologous and allogenic blood progenitor cell transplants.

  • Direct involvement in cooperative group participation, including principal investigator of institution or study.

  • Active privileges/credentials and clinical activity in this specialty field within the last 2 years.

  • Experience with adult patients.

  • Board eligible/certified in Hematology (preferred) and/or Medical Oncology by the ABIM.

  • Clinical experience in an inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Unit within the last 2 years and have active patient care duties in Hematology outpatient clinic setting within last 2 years.

  • Experience in an academic setting such as teaching in Hematology/Oncology residency or fellowship within the last 5 years.

Physical Requirements:

A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. Physical requirements include, but not limited to: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hour), standing (6 hours), repeated bending (2-4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision 20/30, ability to distinguish colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental/emotional stability, ability to perform privileges, independently performs physical exams as appropriate to position, and cognitive stability.

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: 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.



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

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 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to 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 application package.

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,, 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.

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): ·ResumeApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants: ·Cover Letter ·DD-214 ·OF-306 ·Other (VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor ) ·Other Veterans Document ·SF-15 ·SF-50 ·Transcript

Click on the link below to download the VHA 10-2850.

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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 1711379.

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), 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

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 days of sick leave and robust federal benefits. NOmalpractice insurance required. Federal benefits include the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Thrift Savings Plan (401K), medical, dental and more. For more information visit

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

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.