Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (SCI/PM&R) in Long Beach, California

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

Opened Wednesday 6/22/2016 (124 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview


We are a 24/7 medical center with various tours of duty and incumbent may be required to work off tours, nights, holidays and/or weekends to meet the mission of caring for the Veterans.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1725955

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?

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 .


Staff physician in the SCl/D Health Care Group is a board certified physician who serves as the SCI specialist and primary care physician for patients with spinal cord injury. He/She is to be responsible for both the inpatient and outpatient care for patients and provide coverage. He/She will function as specialty care physician with working knowledge of internal medicine problems to deliver a comprehensive medical care for veterans with spinal cord injury. He/She is a member of the regional or national spinal cord

  • injury society.

The Ernest Bors VA Long Beach Healthcare System Spinal Cord Injury Center is a CARF accredited, university affiliated state of the art 90 bed institution that proudly provides comprehensive medical, rehabilitation, and psychosocial primary care for spinal cord injured veterans throughout the continuum of their lives. The clinical duties of a Staff physician in the Spinal Cord Injury/ disorder healthcare group include: Inpatient and outpatient care of the SCI patients, carry a panel of SCI patients, supervise of residents, provide consults as requested/scheduled, provide medical support for midlevel practitioners, appropriate documentation including ensuring timely completion of medical documentations including H&P;, discharge summary, co-signature of resident notes, progress note, medication reconciliation, etc Other duties include: team leader for the disciplinary plan of care conferences, attendance at the weekly SCI administrative department meetings, presentation at the SCI journal club and other educational activities, participate in research activities, membership in at least one hospital wide committee and active participation in SCI performance improvement activities.

SCI Residency: As Lead Faculty, his/her duties will include SCI orientation & training of PM&R; residents from UCI, serving as research mentor, advising ways to improve the residency rotation, completing performance appraisals for residents, and giving lectures for SCI module didactics. Time and attendance.

Tour of Duty: Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM with Rotating On-Call responsibilities.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

Citizenship:* *United States Citizen

Education* :* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure and Registration : Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Language Proficiency* :* Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by Title 38 U.S.C. 7402 and 7405(f).

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

Q - Nonsensitive

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. If you are found eligible then your application will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified via email when this decision is made.

A selection can be made anytime during the opening of this announcement.


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: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 441955200

Job Announcement Number: VR 1725955 T38-16-64 PP