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Physician (Multiple Specialties) (Temporary up to 1 Year)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: West Haven
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

VA New England Healthcare System is recruiting for these positions to support our veterans during the COVID-19 crisis. Positions may be located at any of the VISN 1 campuses, as needed. (Note: Togus VAMC is physically located in Augusta, ME)

Recruitment or relocation incentives may be available for highly qualified candidates.

Retired annuitants may qualify for a dual compensation waiver.

Applicants will be reviewed and referred every two weeks.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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Needs have been identified for the following specialties:

Hospitalist

Infectious Disease

Occupational Health

Palliative Care

Pathologist

Primary Care

Pulmonologist

Critical Care

Emergency Medicine (WRJ location only; please email your CV to rebecca.oden@va.gov)

Clinical Duties: Physicians are expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board. All physicians must meet the following standards:

Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.

Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.

Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care.

Note: We will accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis and qualifications will be reviewed biweekly; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply once the application is referred to the selecting official.

Not to Exceed Appointments: This job opportunity announcements is for appointments not to exceed one year. Applicants appointed under this job announcement may be terminated sooner based on the needs of the Medical Center.

Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center.

The New England VA Medical Centers are acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends to exist. Additionally positions hired from this job announcement may be Part-time or Full-time based on needs of the facility.

Compressed/Flexible: may be available

Telework: Infrequent, adhoc telework may be available.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Physician (Multiple Specialties) (Temporary up to 1 Year)/PDCV19000000

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for this position.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Dual Compensation Waiver: For positions hired from this announcement, the Hiring Officials may request salary offset waiver for the individual selected if that individual is currently receiving an annuity from the federal service. This is eligible for annuitants who have a voluntary/optional retirement (no early outs or buyouts retirements). Any annuitant hired to work in support of COVID-19 is required to sign an Acceptance Statement of Annuitant/Declination of Annuitant Dual Compensation Waiver.

Additional Notes: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies at a later time and these positions may be converted to permanent at a later time without further competition.Basic Requirements:


  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.


    Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

    Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs., light lifting, under 15 lbs., moderate carrying, 15-44lbs., reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination, both eyes required with near and far vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing and mental and emotional stability. You will be working closing with others, or alone.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, West Haven , Physician (Multiple Specialties) (Temporary up to 1 Year), Healthcare , West Haven, Connecticut

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