This announcement establishes a standing register of eligible applicants to be considered for permanent full-time appointments. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 11:59 PM (EST) April 14, 2017 and then again every Friday at 11:59 PM (EST) until the closing date of Friday, May 26, 2017. All applicants may receive consideration for one year from the date of application.
The primary duties include the full spectrum of diagnosing and managing patients with Neurological diseases in an outpatient setting as well as performing compensation and pension exams. You will be consulting with Primary Care physicians and other specialists to ensure patients receive appropriate continuous care utilizing e-consult, tele-health, and face to face consultation.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with neurological diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.
Works closely with other specialists and primary care physicians to ensure that patients receive continuous quality care.
Performs outpatient examinations.
Performs Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews.
Provides consultation service related to neurology to the medical staff.
Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Day Shift)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:Friday, May 26, 2017
* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
* Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
* Licensure. 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.
* Residency. Physicians must have completed residency training inInternal Medicineor 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.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
* English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
* Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) before the starting date of the position. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). The ACLS requirement is satisfied by attaining, and maintaining, current status through an approved AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. No online certifications will be accepted.
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.
- Board Certified/Board Eligible inNeurology Medicine
- Internal Medicine Residency
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours; standing 4-8 hours; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; emotional and mental stability required.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the day the referral list is pulled for consideration, by the closing date ofFriday, April 14, 2017or by 11:59 PM (EST) on the date an applicant has been chosen, if closed earlier than Friday, May 26, 2017to receive consideration.
It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to verify that information in your resume and supporting documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible and accurate. You may do so by reviewing your Application Status in USAJOBS, ensuring you have successful fax transmission (if applicable), etc.
The following documents are required. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a finding of "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this opportunity.
1. Your Resume and/or C.V. This must include information including:
a. Experience: starting and ending dates of experience (month and year), hours worked per week and salary information).
b. Education: name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned. (If selected, official transcripts are required)
c. Licenses and/or certificates earned (including the state earned in).
2. Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire. (If you are unable to complete this online see "How to apply section - If you cannot apply online" of this job announcement).
3. If you are basing your qualifications on education: You must submit your transcript(s) with your application. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for this application. Prior to appointment, official transcripts are required.
NOTE: Other documents may apply:
VA Form 10-2850: Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf). REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or required documentation related to their Veterans' preference claim. Submitted DD214(s) must show active duty service dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If your DD214 is not yet available because you have not yet separated from service, you must submit official documentation detailing your service and impending date of separation.
Disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit the required documentation as listed on the SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" (example, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more). For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application. You will not be contacted for additional information.