Qualifications 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 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. · 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Approved residencies are (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. · Proficiency in spoken and written English. · Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Qualifications: · Knowledge of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound · Board certified/eligible · Acupuncture Experience · Interest in teaching students and residents and obtaining academic appointment · The physician must possess and maintain current BLS and ACLS certifications. 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: 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.Resume Format: Please include information such as: the vacancy announcement number, position title and grade; how to contact you; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and full address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; and other information, such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of the experience. Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, you should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.FOR EDUCATION TO BE CONSIDERED, TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official copies will be required upon appointment. Transcripts must include degree received and date conferred. Physical Requirements: Physical and mental status of individuals should enable them to perform all their duties under normal and emergent conditions. The applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and without hazard to self or others will encompass consideration of physical, mental, and emotional ability as related to realistic requirements for the duties and responsibilities to be assumed. The work requires exertions such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying light items in the direct care of patients.