Veteran Health Administration Physician (Primary Care-W) in Waco, Texas

Announcement Number: AG3816564-Cro-1775608-BU

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Position Info: Full Time

Location(s): Waco, TX

Open Period: 2016-08-10 to 2016-11-10

OverviewWho May Apply

Current, permanent CTVHCS employees; Current, permanent VA employees; Current, permanent Federal employees; U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Appointment Duration

Excepted Service Permanent

Job Status

Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1775608

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?

Job Summary

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program(EDRP). Eligibility to apply for the EDRP is based on position eligibility, qualifying student loan debt, and availability of funds.Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed and referred every two weeks.

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

This position is located in Waco, Texas.

·Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as services in the diagnosis, care,

and treatment of assigned patients.

·Provides medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from

other Services/Departments.

·Obtains patient histories, performs physical exams, formulates a working diagnosis and

develops/implements a treatment plan according to clinical guidelines and to determine

appropriate hospitalization, and/or disposition to Nursing Home Care, Assisted Living, Community

Nursing Home, and/or Home Care.

·Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment plan.

·Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies.

·Authorized to write both inpatientand outpatient medical orders, treatments and medications

·Provides education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical conditions, and

use of prescribed treatment and drugs.

·Provides cross coverage on patients in absence of other provider(s)

·Works with nurses to coordinate care in non-face to face settings

·Provides supervision/collaboration to mid-level provider as assigned/requested

·Participates in Peer reviews, chart reviews, hospital/clinic committees and Process improvement

initiatives as assigned

·Utilizes proficient data-entry (typing) skills

·BLS certification required

This is a bargaining unit position.

Periodic Saturday Extended Hour Coverage will be required.

Periodic on station patient coverage required from 6 AM to 6 pm, in rotation approximately 3 times a month based on coverage need.

Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications

Basic Requirements:

·Must be US Citizen (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in


with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.

·Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

·Must have a 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 froman institution whose

accreditation was in

place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools


(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the

year in which the degree was granted, or

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College

Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the

year in which the

degree was granted.

(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical

Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met

requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG

certificate, if claimed by the


·Must possess a 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

·Must have completed a 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.

(NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to

be board certified for

faculty status.)

Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Experience/Ability/Interest to teach trainees.


Staff Physician: None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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.


Physical Requirements:

Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).


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).

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, November 10, 2016 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): ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

·DD-214 ·OF-306 ·Other (VA Form 10-2850) ·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, 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 1775608.

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. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

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

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.