Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - (Hospitalist) in Bay Pines, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Bay Pines, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/30/2016 (57 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

TOUR OF DUTY: Evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1787663

This is a Bargaining Unit Position/FLSA Exempt

This is an Open/Continuous announcement with a closing date of 12/30/2016.

Applicants will be referred for consideration every two weeks.

November 4, 2013, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Bay Pines VAHCS was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Bay Pines VA Medical Center is located on the Gulf of Mexico in sunny St. Petersburg, FL. Bay Pines is minutes from beautiful Clearwater Beach which boasts one of the best beaches in Florida. St. Petersburg has professional sports to include NFL and MLB. Also, there is boating, fishing, golf, fine dining, low cost of living and tropical weather year round. Also, Florida residents pay no state incometax which stretches your income tremendously. Visit this site to learn more about area beaches:

VA PHYSICIAN TOTAL COMPENSATION: VA physicians enjoy comprehensive federal benefits provided by the US Government which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary. Florida residents enjoy no state tax and a lower cost of living than the US average. Check out this cost of living calculator to find out how much further you money will go by moving to Florida;

MEDICAL LICENSE: A clean, valid medical license with no history of discipline or restrictions from any US State or Territory is all that is required to practice medicine in a VA Federal Hospital anywhere in the nation.


SALARY: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your years of experience, your specialty, board certifications and credentials as a physician.

JOB SATISFACTION: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. 49 days paid time off makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time for family and friends. You can transfer to any VA facility nationwide if you find a new opportunity and are selected for the position. There is not a more satisfying job than treating American heroes, our military veterans.


The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida is looking for Internal Medicine trained BC/BE physicians with hospitalist experience to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for providing comprehensive acute care services, including initial assessments and diagnostic evaluations. We also have a comprehensive consultation services and provide care to the surgical services. The candidate will also cover MICU and codes with the assistance of the critical care team. At present we work 8 hour shifts Monday-Friday. The department is working towards a more flexible schedule with the possibility of 7/7 off schedule in the near future. There is possibility of teaching medical students who rotate through our facility. The VA offers a sustainable lifestyle with possibility of advancement for the motivated candidate.

The VA is located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay and is located 5 minutes from the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach. Come join our team and provide service to the Veterans who have earned our dedication and expertise.

Position Title: Staff Physician (Hospitalist)

Position Description #: 00000

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt: Yes

Tour of Duty: Evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive with a 2 year service agreement maybe authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate

Salary to be determined by Compensation Panel

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements*: *

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Meet physical standard requirements as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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.

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.* *This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

Physician Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over, Moderate Carrying, 15-44 pounds, Straight Pulling (1 hour), Reaching over shoulders, Walking around moving objects or vehicles, Electrical energy, Working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), Working closely with others, Working alone, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (up to 4 hours), Standing (up to 2 hours), Repeated Bending (up to 4 hours), Both Legs required, Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination, simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13’ to 16’ to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors. Ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid permitted)

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.

We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.**


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part 49 days paid time off annually including 26 weekdays paid vacation (weekend vacation days do not count toward vacation); 13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays; up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); government pays up to 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; you can earn up to $15,000 annually as a performance bonus; contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not pay for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises. Also federal government offers Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance with no exams and Long Term Care Insurance. Check out Federal Benefits Handbook at this link:

FEDERAL RETIREMENT: You will earn benefits toward a federal retirement as a VA Physician. Depending on your age, you can retire from federal government with as little as 10 years of service. Military service time counts and any other federal service time you have accumulated does as well.

Other Information

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 449161800

Job Announcement Number: NY-16-SMH-1787663-BU