Physician Physiatrist Job in MONTGOMERY, AL

Vacancy No. CBTB-10787021-20-DLL Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $107,569.00 to $243,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/6/2020 Close Date 12/31/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
MONTGOMERY, AL


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

    Opening and closing dates 04/06/2020 to 12/31/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 15

  • Salary

    $107,569 to $243,000 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Montgomery, AL
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This Job Opportunity Announcement is open to all US Citizens.

Announcement number

CBTB-10787021-20-DLL

Control number

564888100

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

    This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill a Physician (Physiatrist), VM-0602 position with the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System.

    Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).



    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    The Physician assigned to PM&R is a Board-Certified Physiatrist or Board Certified Eligible physician (either MD or DO) with AMA or AOA approved residency training in PM&R. The Physiatrist will work primarily in Tuskegee (however, may be subject to work in Montgomery for emergency coverage) is responsible for consultative and clinical care for eligible veterans as it relates to rehabilitation medicine and the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP Acute Rehab Inpatient) and clinical inpatient and outpatient evaluations/assessment/treatment, EMGs, therapeutic modalities, and collaboration with other clinical providers, etc.). The Physician is supervised by the Chief, PM&R.

    The Physiatrist will see patients in consultation from other providers to determine rehabilitation needs and progress. The Physiatrist may also perform procedures such as EMG/ NCV, trigger point injections, joint injections, botulinum toxin injections, interventional procedures and spinal manipulation as indicated. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service. The Physiatrist serves as a key clinical resource for matters involving Rehabilitation services. Candidates must have demonstrated clinical and administrative knowledge and experience enabling the candidate to successfully direct a large, multidisciplinary service and provide excellent service.

    • Consultative physiatry care on inpatient respite and skilled nursing facility units as directed.
    • Outpatient physiatry consultative care including but not limited to pain clinics, prosthetics/orthotics clinics, poly-trauma clinics, and spinal cord injury clinics.
    • Procedural diagnostic and therapeutic testing and intervention including electromyography, spasticity management, and joint injection/aspiration.
    • Participation in departmental administrative duties, medical center committees, and the general teaching functions as delegated by the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics, Extended Care & Rehabilitation Service line.
    • Motor neuron and motor system diseases - diagnosis, assessment and management;
    • Musculoskeletal syndromes (acute/chronic), including sports and occupational injuries - diagnosis, assessment and management;
    • Myopathies, (congenital/acquired) diagnosis, assessment, and management;
    • Neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular-pulmonary systems, assessment;
    • Orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchair, ambulatory devices, special beds and other assistive devices.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    Qualifications
    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    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.
    Preferred Experience: Board Certified

    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.

    Physical Requirements: Standing for extended periods, use of fingers and both hands, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability. Hearing aid is permitted. Incumbents may experience exposure to blood and body fluids.
    Education

    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.

    Additional information

    VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides 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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT APPLICANTS USE THE USAJOBS.GOV RESUME BUILDER.
    1. REQUIRED: Resume or CV. Your resume must have the following information for each position you have held, job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year start/end dates, and full-time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week. INDESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
    2. REQUESTED: VA-FORM 10-2850c Application Associated Health Occupations. The VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf
    3. REQUESTED: Copy of transcripts is required with conferred degree stated. Unofficial copy is acceptable for application purposes, however official copy will be confirmed prior to appointment.
    4. REQUIRED: Copy of any related licensure, certification and/or registration with expiration date.
    5. REQUIRED (If Applicable): Copy of SF-50 Notice of Personnel Action. Please submit your most current SF-50. It must show your job title, series, current grade and step and appointment type to verify status.
    6. REQUIRED (If Applicable):DD214 - Member 4 copy showing Character of Discharge. If you are claiming Veteran's Preference based on a service connected disability please provide a copy of SF15 (located here: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdfalong with any other applicable documentation.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • VH Form 10-2850
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10787021.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

    Agency contact information DANA LEE DANA LEE
    Address

    Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery
    215 Perry Hill Road
    Montgomery, AL 36109
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    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?

    The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville Alabama, and Columbus Georgia. The Primary Duty Station: Montgomery, AL The incumbent will be required to work on site at the other locations as required.


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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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