The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs Physicians who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country.
Positions in theVA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.
The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .
The VA is much more than just another employer.
It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.
Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.
The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (" I CARE ").
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship.
Citizen of the United States.
(Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education.
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 it will be verified with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the requirements for certification has been met, and a copy of the ECFMG certificate must be provided.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities.
The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
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.
(1) Impaired Licensure .
A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(2) Waiver of Licensure .
Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
In addition, the facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Residency Training .
Physicians must have completed 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.
VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.
Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Physical Requirements .
Please see below.
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) and 7407(d).
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine.
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.
Non-citizens may be appointed if not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.