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.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking a Physician for Chief of Specialty Service to provide service to the Alexandria VA Health Care System including the Community Living Center (CLC).
The Alexandria VA Health Care System, is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana's 64 parishes.
The Alexandria VAHCS is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Fort Polk, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana.
Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors.
It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job.
National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.
Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music.
With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society.
The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River.
Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities.
Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, Louisiana, 3 1/2 hours from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 hours from Dallas and Houston, Texas.
The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Staff.
The incumbent will serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Basic Requirements : Citizenship.
Citizen of the United States.
(Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part).
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.
The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration.
Physicians 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.
The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
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.
United States Citizens