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Staff Physician (Rheumatology)

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Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Date Posted: January 12, 2014

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is is seeking a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Rheumatologist to play a vital role in delivering quality health care to veteran patients.

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is a tertiary referral center consisting of 184 acute hospital beds, 90 residential rehabilitation treatment program beds and a 36 bed Nursing Home Care Unit. Albuquerque is home to the sole VA hospital in the state but the NMVAHCS operates six (6) VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and five (5) contract CBOCs throughout the State and southern Colorado. Annually, over 44,000 veterans are served and 33,000 hospital days and 500,000 outpatient visits are provided. In addition to its affiliation with the University of New Mexico, NMVAHCS enjoys affiliations with Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College and New Mexico State University.

This VA position carries a full-time faculty ...

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is is seeking a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Rheumatologist to play a vital role in delivering quality health care to veteran patients.

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is a tertiary referral center consisting of 184 acute hospital beds, 90 residential rehabilitation treatment program beds and a 36 bed Nursing Home Care Unit. Albuquerque is home to the sole VA hospital in the state but the NMVAHCS operates six (6) VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and five (5) contract CBOCs throughout the State and southern Colorado. Annually, over 44,000 veterans are served and 33,000 hospital days and 500,000 outpatient visits are provided. In addition to its affiliation with the University of New Mexico, NMVAHCS enjoys affiliations with Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College and New Mexico State University.

This VA position carries a full-time faculty appointment at UNM. Faculty track and rank will be determined based on qualifications, publication record, and experience.

Position Title / PD#: Staff Physician / NA
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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/Certification: Board Certified/Board Eligible Rheumatologist

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATIONS STANDARD http://www1.va.gov...

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


* Albuquerque
* NM
* 2014-07-04T02:46:46.033881
* 358662700
* Excepted Service Permanent
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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: http://www.ed.gov... 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.

* VM
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* Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1024774
* 210000
* 98967
* 1
* VATA
* Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
* None
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NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

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

* Per Year
* ABQ-14-003-MLM-1024774
* All applicants are requiredto submit the following supporting document type(s):
·Other (VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS)
·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
·Cover Letter
·DD-214
·OF-306
·Other Veterans Document
·SF-15
·SF-50
·Transcript

VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov... (REQUIRED).

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov... and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1024774
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 01, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov...
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

* 1-Full-Time
* 0602-Medical Officer
* Active
* https://ApplicationManager.gov...
* 15317-Permanent
* 2014-07-04T02:46:46.033916
* ABQ-14-003-MLM-1024774
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If you wish to know the status of your application at any time in the process, refer to the automated status updates available with the Application Manager of your account.

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. If qualified, we will review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. An electronic notification letter– or-e-mail – will be sent to applicants who provide an email address. Otherwise you will receive a notification letter via U.S. Postal service within 2 to 4 weeks.

IF YOU FAIL to provide the documentation that is identified in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS portion of this announcement you will not be considered and receive an electronic notification of either "IDMA" or "IFM".

* 15514-United States Citizens

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