Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Urologist) in Clarksburg, West Virginia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Clarksburg, WV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Sunday 12/27/2015 (304 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/26/2016 (61 day(s) away)

Job Overview

This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official at various intervals.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1587728

Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and Oracle. Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center. Additional educational opportunities are available through Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broaddus College and West Virginia Wesleyan College. In addition to exceptional professional challenges, Clarksburg offers an unsurpassed quality of life, which includes low cost of living, short commutes, and outstanding recreational opportunities. For additional information, please visit

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.**


Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Selectee may be eligible to apply for the EDRP. For additional information, please contact Chauna S. Bucklew, EDRP Coordinator, or (304) 623-3461, Extension 3396.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: *Recruitment/Relocation Incentive *may authorized for highly-qualified candidate.

* Relocation Expenses: *Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking a board certified staff urologist. Our surgery department is comprised of three general surgeons, one urologist, one gynecologist, one orthopedic surgeon, and one gastroenterologist. Contracted services are also provided by otolaryngologists and ophthalmologists.

**Major Duties/Responsibilities

Provide consultation in an outpatient clinic setting and on inpatient wards. Performinpatient and ambulatory surgical procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. Night and weekend on-call responsibility on a rotating basis.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training purposes.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
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.

Basic Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship.

  • English language proficiency.

  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

  • Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.

  • Educational requirements - 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:

  • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

  • 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.

  • For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.

  • 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 competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

  • Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR

  • Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Additional Requirements

Successful completion of an accredited urology training program OR successful completion of equivalent training or experience in urology.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification OR the ability to attain such within ninety days of entering on duty.

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: *Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (1-2 hour); Pushing (1–2 hours); Both hands required; Walking (4-6 hours); Standing (4-6 hours); Kneeling (1-2 hours); Repeated bending (1-2 hours); Both legs required: Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye t 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing aid permitted. This position requires prolonged standing, sitting, bending, pushing, pulling and lifting. The position is inside and the worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
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.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*


VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician pay for performance.

Free liability protection, with tail coverage provided.

No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting (VA employment is priority).

Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay.

One current, full, and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility.

Forty-nine (49) days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays).

Retirement (pension) plan.

Vested in retirement (pension) annuity after only five years of service.

Thrift Savings Plan (401K-type plan), with matching contribution availability.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Successful completion of a two year probationary period required.

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.**

Salary Range: $99,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 425109200

Job Announcement Number: T38-16-14-CSB-1587728-BU