U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$61,218.00 to $157,663.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$61,218 to $157,663 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno, is seeking a full-time board certified or board eligible Podiatrist for a position in the Podiatric Surgery Section, Surgical Service. The Podiatrist is a specialty professional in the care of Podiatry. The podiatrist will evaluate and treat patients for any disease which need Podiatry diagnosis and/or treatment to achieve palliation or cure.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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The Podiatrist will be available to provide consultation, follow up, surgical care and on-call care for our patients. The Podiatrist will demonstrate the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers, maintain the confidentiality of patient/employee information, and to function and work in a safe manner, as well as demonstrating an on-going commitment to and understanding of the Medical Center's Performance Improvement program. The Podiatrist will demonstrate the knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of human growth and development possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data, and the ability to identify age-specific needs such as incorporating age specific factors, and needs into patient care activities.
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
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.
Education. Degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Approved schools are United States schools of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association in the year in which the degree was granted.
Licensure. Licensed to practice podiatry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Podiatrists are required to possess full and unrestricted licensure and to maintain a current registration in their State of licensure if this is a requirement of the particular State. The facility Director may waive this requirement if the podiatrist is to serve in a country other than the United States and the podiatrist has licensure in that country.
English Language Proficiency. Podiatrists appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), 7407(d).
Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Fore foot and rear foot experience.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates.
Associate Grade. None beyond the basic requirements.
Full Grade. Two years of podiatric practice or its equivalent. One year of approved residency training or its creditable equivalent acceptable to the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association is acceptable in lieu of the 2 years of practice. Candidate must have demonstrated the professional competence and performance necessary to provide independently podiatric diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention.
Intermediate Grade. Meets the requirements in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) below:
(1) Four years of podiatric practice or its equivalent. One year of the required experience must have been in a multidisciplinary clinical setting. Two years of approved residency training or its creditable equivalent acceptable to the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association and, as applicable, the appropriate specialty board is acceptable in lieu of 4 years of practice, including the above 1-year requirement.
(2) The podiatrist at this level possesses stature that would warrant appointment at the clinical instructor or higher level at a school or college of podiatry or other appropriate affiliated school or college.
(3) Has achieved a high level of professional attainment.
Senior Grade. Meets the requirements for Intermediate grade and the requirements in paragraphs (1) and (2) below:
(1) The podiatrist at this level:
(a) Possesses such academic stature as would warrant a faculty appointment of a professional level in a school or college of podiatry or other appropriate affiliated school or college, or
(b) In a recognized specialty, should be certified by a specialty board approved by the Council on Podiatry Education of the American Podiatry Association.
(2) Has demonstrated recognized superior professional attainment as evidenced by one or more of the following examples:
(a) Has served as a team leader in attacking major podiatric problems affecting the continued provision of quality care health services at a VISN, statewide, or national level. There is such confidence in the podiatrist at this level that there is unusual support of the individual's recommendations and conclusions.
(b) Has had responsibility for carrying out a major podiatric program segment on a national level.
(c) Has served on a regular basis as a consultant to a national center to which the most difficult types of orthopedic and prosthetic cases are referred from facilities throughout the country.
(d) Has conducted research in a difficult area of major scientific interest which has contributed to a substantial advance in the health field with important professional publications.
Chief Grade. Meets the requirements for Senior grade and must have demonstrated a sustained very high level of professional performance with evidence of exceptional professional and/or administrative development as demonstrated by the following:
(1) Has assumed substantial professional and/or administrative responsibilities in which the individual is expected to fully advise and make professional clinical and educational recommendations as to courses of action on problems and considerations of national scope in all areas of podiatry. Typically, the podiatrist at this level has had responsibility for a major podiatric program segment on a nationwide basis, and has been consistently called upon to represent the organization in an authoritative manner in matters dealing with development of new and/or revised concepts and programs having a major impact upon the academic, medical, and podiatric communities.
(2) Outstanding professional attainment. Examples of such attainment are:
(a) Achievement of outstanding results in research which are regarded as having a major impact on advancing the field.
(b) Significant number of noteworthy publications in professional journals.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G4, Podiatrist Qualification Standard, dated April 15, 2002.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), use of fingers, both hands required, walking (2 hours), standing (8 hours), repeated bending (8 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable to 13 to 16 to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, depth perception, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, unusual fatigue factors resulting from long hours on-call, protracted or irregular hours of work.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended 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.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search
Copies of unofficial college transcripts.
Copies of all applicable licensures and certifications required for the position.
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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.
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How to Apply
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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 04/26/2018 to receive consideration.
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Julia Dietz Julia Dietz
Fresno VA Medical Center
2615 East Clinton Avenue
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