An opportunity exists for up to a full-time hematologist/oncologist (Preferred Board Certified/Board eligibility in Hematology/Oncology) at the Alexandria VA Health Care System. The incumbentserves as a Staff Physician (Hematology/Oncology) in Medical Service and is the lead for Cancer Care at Alexandria VA Health Care System (VAHCS). The successful candidate should be comfortable performing all aspects of adult hematology/oncology. Most care will be provided in an outpatient setting. Incumbent is a member of Tumor Board as well as other applicable committees locally and nationally as needed. The selected candidate should the ability to work well with a large, diverse and dedicated patient care staff; duties include but are not limited to:
- Diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with hematology and oncology diseases according tp standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
- Specific services include, but are not limited to, palliative care, biopsy and aspiration and providing medical oversight for the Chemotherapy Infusion Room.
- The physician will report to the Chief of Medical Service or his/her designee.
- The incumbent shall be expected to cooperate with, and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care and peer review along with improvement/ performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief of Medical Service.
Work Schedule:Full-time. (Dayshift: Monday -Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Part-Time or Intermittent may be available.
Bargaining: This position is eligible for union representation and the Merit Promotion provisions of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union contract will apply.
A RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: May be available for highly qualified candidates or candidates may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to availability.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
The Selectee will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
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. 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.
- 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.
Citizenship: U.S. Citizens (non-citizens may be appointed when qualified citizens are not available).
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 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 in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
First-Year Residency (Internship): Must have completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed,
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Board Certified/Board Eligible:Board certification or eligibility in Gastroenterology.
Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
Licensure: Must possess and maintain 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.
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.
NOTE: The VHA encourages billable health care practitioners to apply for the National Provider Identifier (NPI); the online NPI application is at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov.
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 applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Physical Standards: Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical including the possibility of a drug screen.
English Language Proficiency: 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).
BLS/ACLS: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required.
Drug-Free Workplace: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.
Background Investigation: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Other Information: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This is a bargaining unit position.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Occupational Questionnaire
2. CV or Resume - Required
3. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists - Availableat http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf - Required
4. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration - Required
5. Unofficial transcript(s) (official college transcript(s) will be required before being hired)
6. Veterans must submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
7. If currently employed by the Federal government, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of PersonnelAction.
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 page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1877857
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, 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 items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.