Physician Chief For The Nephrology Division Job in TUCSON, AZ

Vacancy No. PM-17-DCT-1998865 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $120,000.00 to $292,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/11/2017 Close Date 10/10/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-11 to 2017-10-10

  • Salary

    $120,000 to $292,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state of the art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1998865

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


How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply

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

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Are YOU the one?

We expect members of the SAVAHCS team to continually meet the VISN 18 Quality Standards.

Safety: SAFETY comes first!

Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and SAVAHCS team members with compassion, respect and dignity.

Performance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."

Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.

Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptional health care.


We are seeking a Chief of the Nephrology Division.  The selectee must be committed to quality care, teaching and research related to renal disorders.  A commitment to compliance with VA and SAVAHCS regulatory requirements is expected. In addition to contributing to the clinical mission of the division, the division chief will be expected to participate in a variety of leadership duties. These will include distribution of clinical and educational duties among the division staff with a commitment to timeliness of care, support of administrative functions of the division, mentoring division colleagues, and supporting division research when feasible. The incumbent will also ensure that a satisfactory process is maintained for supervision and training of residents and medical students from University of Arizona College of Medicine rotating through the Nephrology Division.  Therefore, the selectee must also qualify for an academic appointment with the University of Arizona. 

Preferred Experience:

A record of contribution to the scientific literature

Some administrative experience

American Board Certified or Board Eligible in Nephrology

Clinical Contact: Raymond L. Kacich, M.D., Chief, Medicine Care Line, (520) 629-1848, or e-mail at

Federal Benefits for Full Time Physicians:

·         26 days paid vacation per year

·         13 days sick leave per year

·         10 paid holidays

·         15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard

·         Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)

·         Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000

·         Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)

·         Liability protection for Federal Employees

·         Retirement-Federal Annuity Plan

·         Thrift Saving Plan (A tax deferred saving plan like a 401K)

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


David Tweedy
Phone: (520)792-1450x6213


Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources Management Service 9-05

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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