Physician (chief medical services)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
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.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
This is an open continuous announcement applicants will be reviewed and referred for consideration on the 15th of every month until position is filled.
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.
The Chief of Medical Service will report directly to the Chief of Staff for the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System includes the Medical Center in Biloxi, MS and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Mobile, AL; Eglin, FL; Panama City, FL; and Pensacola, FL. The primary location for this position will be Biloxi, MS; however, the incumbent may be required to travel to the CBOCs when needed to accommodate workload. Duties include but not limited to:
Functions as a member of the senior leadership team.
Responsible for clinical oversight of the acute unit, intensive care unit, emergency department, outpatient specialty care, and several administrative staff members.
Coordinates clinical and support services to meet the needs of the patients served and clinicians providing the care.
Must possess the ability to coordinate and integrate programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of veterans by establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure continuous comprehensive services.
Responsible for actively participating in VHA Performance Improvement and Measurement initiatives.
Oversee, develop and manage both inpatient and outpatient care services across the health care system.
Develop and monitor quality improvement measures to ensure compliance with Joint Commission and all other regulatory requirements and standards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position required a full range of physical activities including lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and hands, walking, standing, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, and emotional/mental stability.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirements :
Must to a U.S. Citizen. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
Must be proficient in written and spoken English. (Physician appointed to direct patient care position must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)).
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.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from 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: 1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. 2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. 3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or District of Columbia as qualifying for the full or unrestricted license.
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. PLEASE NOTE : Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following . All 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 produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Veterans'' Preference: 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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or
Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below.
If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
1. 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.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It 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, , 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.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Cover Letter
VA Form 10-2850 - Applicant for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrists & Chiropractors (Available at ) (required)
OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at ) (required)
Required forms _must_ be _completed_, _signed_, and _dated_.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX - Occupational Questionnaire Form) 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 and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1113288.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.
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 .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.
Incomplete application packages may receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Request for reconsideration of rating will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us .
NOTE: Applicant''s education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA 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.

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