Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Cardiothoracic) in Miami, Florida

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

Opened Tuesday 6/7/2016 (137 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (69 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1723464

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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. 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 **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.

You may be eligible to apply for 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 Miami VA Healthcare System is seeking a full-time cardiothoracic surgeon in the Operative Care/Surgical Service at the Miami VA Healthcare System. The incumbent is expected to have extensive experience in performing cardiac procedures, preferably including minimally invasive valve surgery and TAVR. Duties for this position will include teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. A strong commitment to academic pursuits and clinical or basic research is required; the incumbent's duties will be divided evenly between clinical work and research. Dedicated research time and support to obtain VA grants will be provided. Successful candidates must have credentials to qualify for faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. The successful candidate must qualify for a full-time VA appointment and, as a minimum, an adjunct faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor level with the University Of Miami School Of Medicine.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


This announcement will stay open until position has been filled.

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:

Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Extensive Experience in performing cardiac procedures

Extensive Research experience with a field of interest compatible with the Veteran Affairs mission

Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support

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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling; Reaching over shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 4 hours), Both Legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Control Number: 441156700

Job Announcement Number: WC-16-BAC-1723464-BU