Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Chief of Medical Service) in Dublin, Georgia

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

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (73 day(s) away)

Job Overview

*Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1814289 *

Welcome to Dublin, "The Emerald City," and Laurens County, where small town southern charm and a determination to keep Dublin-Laurens County "Green and Growing" have combined to create a community rich in character and full of life.

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.


*Position will be open until filled. *

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability

You may be eligible to apply for student loan reimbursement under 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.


The Chief of Medicine must be board certified Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine physician.

The position will provide leadership and direction for the Medical Service staff and its programs, to include, acute inpatient care, Specialty Clinics, and Emergency Department/Urgent Care Clinic. The incumbent must possess clinical knowledge that provides the ability to manage these programs and provide direct supervision to Clinical Providers, including Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, specifically with regard to customer satisfaction, quality of services provided, and efficiency of service delivery. The candidate will be responsible for the oversight of various specialty care clinics to include, but not limited to: Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Neurology.

The Chief, Medical Service, is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, controlling, and refining a comprehensive patient management/clinical support/administrative program which provides services and technical counsel necessary to meet clinical, procedural, legal and administrative requirements relating to the care and treatment of patients to achieve maximum utilization of patient care resources in a cost-effective, efficient, and timely manner. Broad clinical and administrative expertise is required in order to coordinate Veteran care in collaboration with the Medical Center Clinical Service Chiefs, Quality Management, Nursing Administration and with other VA and non-VA entities within and outside the VISN.

Incumbent is responsible for implementing VHA Handbooks, rules, directives, policies and regulations governing a broad range of administrative aspects of the medical center. In order to affect the policies, incumbent must have skills in management theory, cost-benefit analysis, and statistical analysis. The incumbent will be committed to supporting Patient Centered Care, to include the Patient Aligned Care Team model. Integral to this role is the active engagement in quality improvement initiatives and the development of action plans that lead to process improvement and various systems redesign.

The Chief, Medical Service is responsible for staffing of all pertinent clinical areas during non-administrative hours with a Hospitalist staffing model in order to ensure 24/7 physician coverage of the facility, including emergency coverage.

Tour of Duty: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm This position may require the individual to work off hour shifts, weekends and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need*.*

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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 Board Certified with experience working as a hospitalist.


(1)Citizen of the United States.

(2) 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 the degree was granted. (schools including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full unrestricted licensure. (schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association.)

(3)Completed residency, or its equivalent approved by the Secretary of VA for the year in which it was completed.

(4) Licensure and Registration, Current, full and unrestricted licensure to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must and maintain current registration.

(5) Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

(6) Board certification by the appropriate American Board is preferred.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background seurity investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

APPLICANTS 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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is 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. 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

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

Salary Range: $130,000.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452102600

Job Announcement Number: OA-16-JLH-1814289