Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF STAFF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PHYSICIAN in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (14 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (343 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1821963

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

*Come work in the entertainment capital of the world -- Las Vegas, Nevada! Whether it be the iconic strip; the exciting nightlife; the world renowned restaurants; or any of the outdoor adventures, Las Vegas has it. With over three-hundred days of fabulous weather, there is never a reason or season to stay home! *

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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


The ACOS/R&D; must have experience in the conduct of research protocols as a Principal Investigator of a VA-funded Research Program involving human subjects, and served on a VA R&D; Committee and/or IRB. In addition, it is preferable that the ACOS/R&D; served as a clinician in a health care setting. The ACOS should be familiar with VA research policies (e.g., ORD and ORO) as related to human rights in research, safety of personnel engaged in research, research information security, and animal welfare. The assignment requires knowledge of the accreditation requirements of AHRPP.

The ACOS/R&D; must have excellent written and oral skills, possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills to include but not limited to team building, team oversight and facilitation, program/project management and personnel management. He/she must have keen insight and astuteness when interfacing with community leadership, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chiefs of Staff and from other health care staff at organizations and academic personnel such as Department Chairs and Deans from affiliated universities and colleges. The ACOS/R&D; must have tact, patience and courtesy when dealing with individuals from all organizations he/she would be communicating with and must be very proficient in the English language.

Work Schedule: Day Tour- Physicians may be required to work extended hours, weekends, holidays and on-call duties.

Functional Statement Title/#: N/A

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:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: ACOS R&D; must have experience in the conduct of research protocols as Principle Investigator of a VA-Funded Research Program. Additional preferred experience: Served as clinician in a health care setting.

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: The work is sedentary in nature with a great deal of work in an office, working at a computer monitor and keyboard, answering phones, using tele/video monitor, prolonged sitting, and interacting with patients. Some physical exertion is required and includes but not limited to: traveling to various clinical activities, minimal lifting, and walking up and down stairs. Emotional and mental stability are required.

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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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

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: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 452974000

Job Announcement Number: VHA-593-17-AJ1821963MD-OCA