Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Department) in Dayton, Ohio

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

Opened Thursday 10/6/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 9/30/2017 (339 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1471713

Applications received by November 15, 2016 will receive first consideration. If no selection is made, applications will be reviewed and referred to the selecting official until the position has been filled.


VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.**

  • Salary will be determined by a Compensation Panel *

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program pending fund availability. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


POSITION SUMMARY: This position is located at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Medical Service, in Dayton, Ohio.

Duties include but are not limited to: The ideal candidate will have experience in emergency medicine or critical care. The Emergency Room is the principal portal to admissions and transfers to the Medical center. Work is predominately emergent illness. The Incumbent is the Admitting Physician who evaluates and treats patients presenting care in the Emergency Room. Most cases are medical emergencies. Trauma management is limited. The individual will be involved in triage and management of patients requiring medical and surgical cases.

Board certification in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine highly desired.

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Recruitment and Relocation Incentives may be authorized for this position.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shifts may vary to meet the needs of the Service. Some extended hours on weekdays and weekends will be required.

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Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty station or facilities. For more information go to htpp://
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.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in 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.

Preferred Experience:

Board certification in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine highly desired.

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.

Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous materials.

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 an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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: $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: 411639400

Job Announcement Number: VHA-552-15-1471713-BU