VAPSHCS provides health care annually to more than 100,000 Veterans in a large geographic area between two major divisions, Seattle and American Lake, as well as VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Western Washington.
The medical center has a strong affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine as well as a number of other educational institutions, and hosts hundreds of medical residents in 37 specialties, dental residents in three specialties, medical students, nursing-auxiliary students, and nursing-professional students.
VAPSHCS has one of the most robust and competitive research programs in VA and is home to seven nationally recognized Centers of Excellence: Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence West (MSCoE West), Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE), Epilepsy Center of Excellence, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center of Excellence, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education, RR&D Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, and Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care.
U. S. citizenship.
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
2.Have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting for a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Approved schools are: - Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year the degree was granted.
- Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e.
Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
3. Must possess and maintain 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.
4. Completion of a residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
5. Preferred board certified in any specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialty.
6. Basic Life Support Certified.
7. Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.
8. As this a direct patient care position, physician selected must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).
IN ADDITION - PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: *History of successful administrative accomplishments.
*Leadership traits that demonstrate the courage of convictions, patience, and an ability to work with others.
*Competence in advanced management skills.
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