VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran’s experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.
We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment. We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.
We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
***The pay will be set by the Physician Pay Panel*** ***This position is Full Time and Shifts range from 12 to 24 hours; full-time assignments based on 80 hours per 14 day-Pay Period; Flexible scheduling***
DUTIES: Positions are available for staff physicians (hospitalists) in the Medical HealthCare Group at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Positions with different responsibilities are available which include staffing of a medical ward during days and covering consults, and/or admissions and crossover Medical Wards: The duties may also include staffing of resident interns. The purpose of the work is to ensure efficient and effective admissions and operations for various services at the medical center. This position provides an opportunity to interact with physicians in training and academic faculty in the setting of a large teaching hospital.
NOTE : PROVIDED FUNDING IS AVAILABLE, EXTERNAL CANDIDATES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP). EDRP CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE EDRP APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING LOAN DOCUMENTATION WITHIN FOUR (4) MONTHS OF THEIR ENTRANCE ON DUTY (EOD) DATE
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE POSITION TITLE: PHYSICIAN (HOSPITALIST), VM-0602-00 VR-1719259 T38-16-63 (JB) ATTENTION APPLICANTS PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE THAT YOU APPLY CORRECTLY AND THAT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION
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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA 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 Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE"). America’s Veterans need you!
Qualifications & Evaluations
YOU MUST BE A US CITIZEN
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have a doctoral degree 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 include:
(a) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(b) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(c) 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.
LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: 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. [Physicians 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).]
*Applicants must be Internal Medicine board certified or eligible.
Board Certification: Applicants must be board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Board Certification must be listed on your resume.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Physicians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7404(d).
Specialized Experience: can be defined as the experience providing management, cross coverage, consults, and/or admissions for multiple services, such as Spinal Cord Injury / Community Living Center / Psychiatry / Blind Rehabilitation Center,or Medical ICU and cross coverage of the non-teaching Medical Wards, or Medical Wards, or Medical issues on the Surgical service. Two years of Hospitalist experience is preferred, however not required for consideration.
This medical center operates 24 hours, seven days per week and you may be required to work days, evenings, nights, holidays, and/or weekends, to include modification in shifts and/or tours of duty, to meet medical center and patient care needs
Your rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Resume Reminder - Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed:
Duties (be as detailed as possible)
Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours works per week)
Transcript Reminder - If you are basing qualifications on education (or a combination of education and experience) you must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) or an appropriate course listing with your application.
NOTE: If after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses to the assessment questions regarding your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume.
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training and education as applicable, as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume.
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training, as described in an applicant’s responses to the assessment questions and resume.
Performance Based Interview (PBI) may be used in the selection process for this position. For further information on the PBI process, you may reference the www.va.gov/pbi website or obtain a PBI brochure from our Employment Information Center, Room 2C-202A.
Benefits & Other Info
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, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
Location/Region: Long Beach, CA (US)