Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Hospitalist) in Clarksburg, West Virginia

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Clarksburg, WV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 12/23/2015 (302 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/22/2016 (63 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and Oracle. Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center. Additional educational opportunities are available through Fairmont State University, Salem International University, Alderson-Broaddus College and West Virginia Wesleyan College. In addition to exceptional professional challenges, Clarksburg offers an unsurpassed quality of life, which includes low cost of living, short commutes, and outstanding recreational opportunities. For additional information, please visit

This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official at various intervals, once a position becomes vacant. If a vacant position is filled, the announcement will be closed.

*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.


Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Selectee may be eligible to apply for the EDRP. For additional information, please contact Chauna S. Bucklew, EDRP Coordinator, or (304) 623-3461, Extension 3396.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: *Recruitment/Relocation Incentive *may authorized for highly-qualified candidate.

* Relocation Expenses: *Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

Perform the primary clinical duties of a Physician (Hospitalist) in the inpatient setting, including coverage of the Medical Intensive Care/Telemetry Unit.

Evaluate patients admitted to Medical Service for inpatient management and disposition. Work closely with medical and surgical consultants and primary care physicians to ensure that inpatients receive continuous, high-quality care.

Provide occasional general medical consultation

Provide coverage for West Virginia State Veterans Nursing Home, which is physically connected to our Medical Center.

Responsible for providing the most effective delivery of patient care services throughout the Medical Center.

Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

*Tour of Duty: *Selectee must be available to work rotating twelve (12) and/or eight (8) hour shifts; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center.

Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying (up to 45 lbs.); pushing or pulling (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech; mental and emotional stability.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training purposes.
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.

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

  • U.S. citizenship.

  • English language proficiency.

  • Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

  • Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.

  • Educational requirements - 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:

  • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

  • 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.

  • For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.

  • First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. 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:

  • Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR

  • 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.

Additional Requirements

Successful completion of an accredited internal medicine or family medicine training program OR successful completion of equivalent training or experience in internal medicine or family medicine.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification OR the ability to attain such within ninety days of entering on duty.

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification OR the ability to attain such within ninety days of entering on duty.

*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.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

*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 application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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. You will be notified via email when this decision has been made.**


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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at


VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician pay for performance.

Free liability protection, with tail coverage provided.

No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting (VA employment is priority).

Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay.

One current, full, and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility.

Forty-nine (49) days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays).

Retirement (pension) plan.

Vested in retirement (pension) annuity after only five years of service.

Thrift Savings Plan (401K-type plan), with matching contribution availability.

*NOTE: *Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Other Information


Successful completion of a two year probationary period is required.

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

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: $99,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 425006400

Job Announcement Number: T38-16-08-CSB-1586903-BU