Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Anesthesiologist) in Asheville, North Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Asheville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 2/24/2016 (238 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1635739

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.

The Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina is currently seeking a board certified/eligible Physician for the General Anesthesiologist position.

The Charles George VAMC earned the First 5-Star Quality Rating and is also* #1* in the nation for Patient Satisfaction; in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina is seeking an Anesthesiologist for full time employment. The CGVAMC has an academic affiliation with Duke University. The Anesthesiology Section consists of anesthesiologists and CRNAs, with SRNAs that rotate through the department and occasional medical students. The position will involve mainly CRNA supervision with some opportunity to perform your own cases. The job allows time for academic study and responsibilities. The anesthesia performed here is cooperative and friendly as part of a team model. There is no OB, trauma and pediatrics, but otherwise there is a variety of interesting and challenging areas. The CGVAMC serves a broad referral area for veterans in Western North Carolina. The types of procedures done here include but are not limited to: cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Urological and spine orthopedic procedures. Additional coverage is provided for Cardiology and GI procedures out of the Operating Room. There are opportunities to perform regional anesthesia, including ultrasound guided techniques, as well as TEE. Patient care, research, and teaching opportunities are available.

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.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are not authorized for this position.


Duties for the position of Physician (Anesthesiologist) include the following:

Performs as a staff Anesthesiologist in the Surgical Service Care Line.

Performs the full spectrum of Anesthesiology procedures.

Performs procedures for cardiac anesthesia including TEE (does not require TEE certification).

Responsible for direct supervision of preoperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, incompliance with national accreditation standards.

Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.

Board Certification/Board Eligible Anesthesiologist is required

Supervision, teaching and evaluation of performance of CRNAs, SRNAs, medical students and other paramedical personnel in anesthesia

Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage. Additional duties include administrative assignments within the Surgical Service.

Work Schedule:M-F 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. On call duties are required.

Functional Statement Title/#: Anesthesiologist Surgical Service

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/195


a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. 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.

(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

c. 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

Preferred Experience:

Completed a formal residency in anesthesiology preferred.

Experience in transesophageal echocardiography required.

Experience in anesthesia management required.

Experience in Regional anesthesia techniques required.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

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 DD214(s) 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.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.

This Vacancy is opened until filled. Eligible applicants will be referred once a month, until all vacancies have been filled.


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. 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

Other Information

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.

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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 430588100

Job Announcement Number: 637-16-130-TB-1635739