Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, General Surgeon in Fort Meade, South Dakota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Fort Meade, SD
Work Schedule is Part Time 32 hours - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Friday 8/5/2016 (233 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 8/4/2017 (131 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1770950
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED TO A HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANT
This is an Open and Continuous Announcement. This position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks; qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at that time. If it is filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
The Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. EDRP may be available to highly qualified applicants based on the needs of the Agency and availability of funding. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with Stan Knutelski, the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator, for additional information at 605-347-7281. You may also visit http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choos-va/education-support.asp
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.
The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the nation, is home to one of GORP.com's Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, from Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations to the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, the Star Spangled Banner and Mount Rushmore. Wildlife abounds, sometimes in our own backyards, and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling - the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest. When it's time for civilization, you will find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.
With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) - where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Provide direct patient care specific to sub specialty in the inpatient and ambulatory clinic settings.
Provide timely screening and resolution of consultations from other disciplines in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Conduct weekly clinics, answer inpatient and outpatient consultations, make referrals, recommendations for treatment and/or medication and follow care of Veteran patients experiencing surgical problems.
Perform major and minor procedures
Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions specific to specialty including endoscopic procedures including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management.
Order diagnostic tests and discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
Documentation of care in the medical record in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center.
Provide supervisory oversight of the clinical care on the inpatient service and ambulatory clinic of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants as appropriate.
Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Provide on-call coverage including weekend and holiday coverage in rotation at a frequency determined by the Chief of Surgery.
Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the organization.
Work Schedule: M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm. Will include rotational on-call coverage.
- Not Required
- Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Relocation, Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Expenses for Transferees and New Employees are authorized in accordance with VA Policy. PCS is the relocation of a household at the convenience of the government in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities, or for first time VA employees.
- 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
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
- 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 medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
- Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Additional Requirements for Position: BCLS and ACLS required to perform moderate sedation.
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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Duties will require reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers, both hands, walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); repeated bending (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; and hearing (aid is permitted).
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 resume 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 receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is 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. 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: $198,000.00 to $340,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-Citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
Control Number: 446924200
Job Announcement Number: BH-16-OC-330-LP-1770950-BU