Physician - Chief, Medical Service

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1048843
Fayetteville is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is an outdoor paradise with hiking, golfing, fishing, rafting, boating, and four distinct seasons. Fayetteville is the home of the University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" which provides the community with a college atmosphere. The area is home to several fortune 500 businesses such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J. B. Hunt Trucking, who have been generous benefactors for the community and the arts. In the neighboring community of Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum recently open and was labeled as one the top 10 must see places in America. Fayetteville has outstanding public schools, excellent parks and trail system and is ranked as 7th "best college sports town" and 8th for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Fayetteville is ranked as 7th best city in America to work, live and play by Kiplinger. The cost of living is 91% of the national average with affordable housing available in all price ranges. Northwest Arkansas has an excellent airport with direct flights to Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Denver. For additional information go to or .
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.
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 /.
This is an open continuous announcement . All qualified applications received for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration until a selection has been made or as additional vacancies occur. Applications will be referred beginning February 24, 2014 after that applications will be referred on a weekly basis and the position may be filled at any time.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program . Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
NOTE : Applicant''s education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentives are negotiable.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Must be proficient in written and spoken English
The Chief, Medical Service, is responsible for oversight and performance measures of all Medical Service operations at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.
The position provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership to the service to ensure achieved performance measures.
Responsibilities include planning, developing, and directing all administrative and clinical functions of the Medical Department. This includes oversight of the inpatient acute care medical services, primary care, intensive care unit, emergency department, subspecialty services, Physical Rehab Section, ultrasound services, and Cardiopulmonary Section.
Position also includes clinical practice and oversight responsibility for residents and medical students. The position reports directly to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Director. Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship:
Education : Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Physical Standards: Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, including the possibility of a drug screen.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
Chief Grade. Applicants must be able to demonstrate recognized professional attainment at the next lower level which are: past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school; or completion of an accredited residency in internal medicine or in a related area; or current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in internal medicine; or comparable achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or research activities. Plus, applicants must show attainment of additional recognition in clinical, administrative or research areas. Such recognition may be demonstrated by:
Certification by an American Specialty Board, or
Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research or administration which clearly distinguish the physician as having the highest professional qualifications in the specialty area to which assigned, such as:
Past or present faculty appointment at the professional level in an approved medical school, or
Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area or in a related area to which the individual will be assigned and unusual professional accomplishment such as:
1. Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or
2. Officer in a State or National professional medical organization, or
3. Directorship of a hospital or large clinic.
Preferred Experience: The preferred candidate is board certified in internal medicine, has excellent interpersonal skills, and experience in management.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .
Your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below. You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to douglas. .
If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
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 the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
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.
You must provide a complete Application Package. Failure to provide the documentation listed below as required will result in being rated ineligible and your application package will be deactivated.
1. CV or Resume. 2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractor. (Required) 3. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration.
4. Current and former Federal employees must send copies of his/hers last two proficiencies and, a copy of their most recent SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action, which reflects grade, step, and salary information.
5. If prior military service, include a copy of your DD-214 that shows your character of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at )._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.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1048843.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .
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. Applications will be referred on a weekly basis and the position may be filled at any time.

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