The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services, Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty station or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp .
Work schedule : Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives : May be authorized
Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses : Authorized
VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including: surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology, and physical therapy. Most medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including: audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.
The Network Director (ND) serves as the Chief Executive of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and is responsible for the effective management of multiple components including primary, secondary, tertiary care, and other linked access points providing care for Veterans. In consultation with the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations and Management, the ND will formulate and implement major organizational operating policies and plans for effective governance of an interdependent and decentralized healthcare delivery system. The ND:
Develops and updates VISN-wide 1, 2 and 5-year strategic plans to achieve short and long-term goals consistent with VA health system policy, priorities and goals and include staff priorities, services, education, research business management, supplies, equipment, construction and funding consistent with customer and community needs.
Develops annual VISN business plans which, on local and VISN-wide levels. Allocates and adjusts resources within the VISN for adequate support and operating initiatives such as the Choice Act.
Develops and achieves corporate objectives in quality of services and programs throughout the VISN, as evaluated by internal indicators, regulatory and accreditation reviews, and patient satisfaction data.
Ensures continuous improvement relative to the quality, value and access of health care services for Veterans.
Develops effective working relationships and partnerships with Veterans, affiliates, stakeholders and employee's unions, consistent with VA's National Partnership Council goals.
Develops and fosters a corporate culture of service throughout the VISN, promoting ethical practices, encouraging individual integrity, and adhering to the VA's ICARE values.
50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
0680 Dental Officer
Internal Medicine Physicians
Physicians, All Other
Physicians, Internal Medicine
Conditions of Employment
Two year probationary period required for initial appointment
Successful compeltion of a background investigation
Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required
May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
This announcement requires you to submit a RESUME and TQ narrative. See specific information under the "How to Apply" section.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIAN:
Degree of doctor of medicine: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies include those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association, or other residences which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided appropriate professional training.
Licensure: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTIST:
Degree of doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine resulting from a course of education in dentistry. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) United States and Canadian schools of dentistry listed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed. (2) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full and unrestricted licensure provided the licensure requirements include a written examination measuring science achievement and a performance examination measuring clinical competence.
Residency or Comparable Experience . Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
Licensure: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The dentist must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA.
To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and submit Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp .
A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget).
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.
B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQ) : All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the TQ(s) below, not to exceed 2 pages. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. It is recommenced that you draft your TQs in word document and then upload into the system.
TQ: Knowledge of mission, organization, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and/or Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The incumbent occasionally carries books and papers to and from meetings and conferences.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
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.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Step 1: Resume addressing all of the ECQs (not exceed 5 pages): MANDATORY.
Step 2. Technical Qualification(s) (not to exceed 2 pages): MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS.
Step 3. Structured interviews will tentatively be conducted the week of May 20, 2019.
Step 4. Subsequent interviews may be scheduled for the Best Qualified applicants.
Step 5. Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening such as background and reference checks).
Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board, if Applicable.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete Application Package includes the following:
1. Completed Online Questionnaire
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
3. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
4. If currently a federal employee, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action outlining your current pay plan, series, and grade. (If you have held a higher graded position in the past, please include a SF-50 to verify the level served.)
5. Non-Federal Employees must submit recent pay documentation
1. Copy of most recent performance appraisal or rating.
NOTE: If tentatively selected the VA Form 10-2850 - Application For Physicians, Dentist, Podiatrists, and Optometrists (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ), and official college transcript(s) (If not currently appointed as a Veterans Health Administration Physician) will be required.
Please use this checklist to ensure 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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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