As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.
With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.
Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR A DETAIL NOT TO EXCEED (NTE) 120 DAYS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT POSITION.
SELECTION FOR THIS DETAIL IN NO WAY ENTITLES THE SELECTEE FOR CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT POSITION OR FOR ANY OTHER STATUS ASIDE FROM WHAT IS NORMALLY APPLIED TO EMPLOYEES ON DETAIL.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.
Citizenship.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.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.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Requirements for Chief Grade: Meet the requirements for Senior Grade (past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school; completion of an accredited residency in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area; current eligibility to sit for the board certification examination in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a related area; or comparable achievements in clinical, educational, administrative or research activities) plus attainment of additional recognition in clinical, administrative or research areas.
Such recognition may be demonstrated by:(1) Certification by an American Specialty Board, or(2) Significant accomplishments in clinical practice, educational activities, research, or administration which clearly distinguish the physician as having the highest professional qualifications in the specialty area to which assigned, such as: (a) Past or present faculty appointment at the professional level in an approved medical school, or (b) Completion of an accredited residency in the primary specialty area or in a related area to which the individual will be assigned and unusual professional accomplishment such as: 1. Publication of articles in nationally recognized professional journals, or 2. Officer in a State or National professional medical organization, or 3. Directorship of a hospital or large clinic.Preferred Experience:Management Degree: Such as MBA, MPH, or MHASpecialty: Board certification in general surgery is preferredResearch: Academic appointment and research experience with publications in peer-reviewed journals 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.
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.
Current, Permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees Only