Come join one of the VA's premier medical centers in the stunningly beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. Our health care system includes the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home (Johnson City), TN located on a 260 acre park-like main campus of massive oak trees and expansive green spaces surrounded by towering mountains, multiple outpatient clinics, a domiciliary, and a Community Living Center, providing both short and long-term care. Our academic affiliation with the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) School of Medicine provides rich educational opportunities for trainees and staff alike. We are seeking an energetic GASTROENTEROLOGISTor recent Internal Medicine Residency graduate who enjoys the academic patient care environment. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with staff physicians, subspecialty fellows, residents, and medical students, teaching experience within an academic setting is preferable. Ability to qualify for clinical faculty appointment with ETSU is required which includes Internal Medicine Board Certification or achieving certification when first eligible. The academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant's level of experience. This is an outstanding opportunity to combine inpatient hospital medicine with internal medicine resident teaching and supervision, working with a collegial group of excellent hospital physicians. This VA medical center provides a full range of patient care services utilizing state-of-the-art technology as well as numerous educational and research opportunities. The Mountain Home VA Health Care System received the Veteran's Health Administration Cary Award for 2013, recognizing our system at the highest level of VA quality achievement nationally. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. ETSU Subspecialty fellows in Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, and Gastroenterology have regular rotations at our VA. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer vacation/sick leave, health/life insurance coverage, and a retirement package including a tax-deferred savings plan.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are notauthorized for this position.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Education. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Licensure. 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.
English Language Proficiency. Must be proficientin spoken and written English.
(1) Board Certified/Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
(2) Experience working at a VAMC or Military Healthcare Facility
(3) At least 10 years or more procedural experience
The senior grade must meet the requirements for Intermediate grade and have demonstrated recognized professional attainment such as:
1. Past or present faculty appointment in an approved medical school or
2. Completion of an accredited residency in the specialty area to which the individual is being assigned or in a realted area, or
3. 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
4. Comparable achievements in clinical, educational, or administrative or research activities.
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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted.
The following documents are required at the time of submission:
CV or Resume' - Your resume should include a description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. (Required)
Responses to the questionnaire. (Required)
The following documents are required after selection:
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
Most Recent SF-50 - Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that indicates time in grade, proof in status (career or career conditional) and type of service. (Not an Award SF-50)
If you are a virtual employee physically located at the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System (MHVAHCS) and you wish to be considered in the first area of consideration along with other facility employees, you must ALSO provide evidence of your eligibility such as a signed memorandum, commitment letter, etc. indicating that such an agreement is in place.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1940213.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Manual applications will be accepted from James H. Quillen VAMC employees.