U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$101,967.00 to $400,000.00
Open & closing dates
$101,967 to $400,000 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Multiple Appointment Types
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., and excepted service employees.
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Salem VA Medical Center is recruiting for one (1) full-time Surgeon (General) to join its experienced staff of physicians and health professionals in the Department of Surgery at the Medical Center. The selected candidate will provide comprehensive surgical services as well as follow-up care of existing conditions and management of emergency conditions within the general surgery practice at the Medical Center. In addition to our continuing commitment to
quality Veteran care, Salem VA Medical Center is also a teaching hospital and
research center, maintaining both an active R&D program encompassing multiple
specialty practices as well as three active medical school affiliations with
the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the Edward Via Virginia College
of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
The VA Medical Center
of Salem, Virginia is located adjacent to Roanoke, both of which are nestled in
the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. The Salem & Roanoke
provides its residents with a
reasonable cost of living, affordable housing, low taxes, some of the finest
public and private schools in Virginia, and many urban amenities traditionally
expected of larger areas, including art and entertainment venues, museums
and galleries, symphony, ballet, and competitive youth sports for the family. In addition to the rich diversity of
metropolitan experiences available to our residents, the Roanoke Valley also
offers numerous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including the Blue
Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, beautiful
mountainside wineries and golf courses, and a variety of National parks and
Ø Recruitment or Relocation Incentive is negotiable.
Ø You may be eligible to apply for student loan
reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program, with maximum awards
of up to $120,000 for qualifying
medical education loans.Please
contact Human Resources at this Medical Center and speak with the
Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
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This announcement is open for one year. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks until the position if filled.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm, with shared
The successful candidate will function as a member of the general
surgery staff within the Department of Surgery, servicing Veterans primarily in
the Surgery Clinic and Operating Room with occasional inpatient and ER services
as necessary. As a general surgeon, the successful candidate will be expected
to provide comprehensive surgical care services as well as follow-up care of
existing conditions and management of emergency conditions within the general
surgery practice at the medical center. The selected individual will be
responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:
pre-operative and post-operative surgical services, including hospital rounds,
for surgical patients;
general surgery in the operating room, averaging one to five (1-5) cases per
day based on complexity;
weekly outpatient and inpatient clinics, averaging twenty to twenty-five
(20-25) patients per day;
non-operative hospital rounds for surgical patients;
services through appropriate notes and medical documentation;
morbidity and mortality information and documentation;
call coverage with other VAMC general surgeons;
residents and students in selecting, developing and preparing abstracts for
administrative duties intended to promote the proper functioning of the
Surgical Care Service Line.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of
this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting,
frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead,
extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping. The
mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving,
hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking.
The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring
handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer
interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy
environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal
protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous
QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to
the basic qualifications required for this position, the following additional
qualifications are necessary for this position:
eligibility is required, with board certification strongly preferred;
· Demonstrated experience in Vascular Surgery is preferred.
Candidate must be a citizen of the United States. Noncitizens
may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3g.
doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education
in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Applicant must possess a 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.
Candidate must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent,
approved by the Secretary of VA for the year in which it was completed.
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), 7407(d).
REFERENCE: Candidate must meet
the appropriate qualification standard for Physicians as defined by VA Handbook
5005, Part II, Appendix G2.
APPLICANTS PLEASE 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/
education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency
accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you will be asked to provide evidence of ECFMG (Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification.
IMPORTANT: This is
an open continuous announcement.
Candidates will be reviewed for interview as received until this
position is filled.
employed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are paid commensurate with
education, experience and qualifications, using VA’s market-based physician pay
system. Candidate’s education and length
of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the
salary of the individual selected.
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.
Preference: The primary consideration in making
appointments of physicians under 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, will be the
professional needs of VHA. Consistent
with this policy, however, veterans will be given preference when
qualifications of candidates are approximately equal. This includes qualified disabled veterans and
preference eligible candidates as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108.
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated
position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to
appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
National Service: 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;
religious; 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.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of each
candidate’s application package will be conducted to ensure that the
candidate meets the qualifications required for this position. Candidates who
meet the qualifications for this position will then be referred to the hiring
official for review. Please follow all
instructions carefully. Errors or
omissions may affect consideration your for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Please submit a copy of
your C.V. no later than Thursday, October 18, 2018 to be considered for this position.
addition, the following supporting documentation, which will be required if
selected, is preferred to be included with your application:
Form 10-2850 – Application for Physician, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists
and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf
– Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
(Optional) Please use this checklist
to review additional
supplemental documentation that is also accepted, as applicable; individuals to
whom the applicable documents apply are encouraged to submit this documentation
with their application.
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.
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.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
strives to offer our employees a better quality of life, both on the job and
off, in return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional
patient care. We do so through competitive salaries, a robust Federal benefits
package that begins on your first day of employment, flexible schedules, and
one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the Nation. For more information
regarding the benefits and flexibilities involved in a career with VA, please
visit us at VA
or contact Jon Devore at 540-982-2463, ext. 2825.
physicians earn 26 days of paid annual leave each year, in addition to 13 days
of earned sick leave, and 10 paid Federal holidays;
liability or tail insurance required for VA practice. VA physicians are covered by the Federal Tort
Claims Act, under which the United States Government accepts
responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the
exercise of their official duties;
and group health insurance plans and life insurance options, including
supplemental family coverage, with premium contributions paid by the Federal
Registration fees waived for federal employees; and
Federal membership to AMA without local dues.
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
applicants are encouraged to apply online.
may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the
position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Larue Meehan at
apply for this position, you must
complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified
in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Thursday, October 18, 2018 to receive consideration.
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.
Click the Submit
My Answers button to submit your application package.
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, 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 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.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf
and provide the required information. The
Vacancy ID is 2019166.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
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 Thursday, October 18, 2018 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any
supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover
page for your fax transmission.
Agency contact information
VHA Salem VAMC
1970 Roanoke Boulevard
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Candidates who meet
the qualifications for this position will be referred to the hiring official
for review as received. All candidates
will be notified of individual qualification determinations and referral
status, and when a decision has been made.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office at OPM
Office of Equal Opportunity
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
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Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov
. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482162800
. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov
will be considered.
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.