Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Allergy in Houston, Texas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Houston, TX
Work Schedule is Part Time 60 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 1/8/2016 (289 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 1/7/2017 (76 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1550417

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.**

**Note: Position is open until filled. A certificate will be reviewed issued every two (2) weeks as needed.


There is a need for an Allergy & Immunology Experienced Physician at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Medical Center in Houston, Texas! The position involves outpatient clinic work and inpatient consult coverage. The MEDVAMC has an academic affiliation with the Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, affording the opportunity to educate medical students and residents. Prior experience in organizing and developing instructional curricula in allergies/immunology are highly desired. Successful applicants will have exceptional interpersonal skills and function well in a highly interactive faculty environment. Strong administrative support is provided for this employed position.

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, as well as other diseases of the immune system such as asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis, an allergist and immunologist works to educate patients as to measures that can be taken to minimize triggers, find optimal medications and mitigate symptoms of these and other medical conditions. Allergists and immunologists will look at patient history and conduct allergy tests skin tests, among other evaluative measures, in order to make a proper diagnosis.

Participation in cutting edge clinical trials is anticipated. Additional employment opportunities at other Baylor practice venues are possible.

* Work Schedule:* Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm** Functional Statement Title/#: Physician - Allergy, Medical Care Line**

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.
  • 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 Certified Allergist.

Preferred Qualifications: Consult new patients daily, oversee immunotherapy.

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 (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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).

Other Information

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

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 $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 420934200

Job Announcement Number: JP-16-CCa-1550417-BU