This is a non-bargaining unit position.
This is a supervisory position.
The Assistant Chief Physical MedicineandOccupational Health Service will have full supervisory authority over the Physical Medicine and Occupational Health Service Clinical Therapy sections to include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Recreation Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology sections. The Assistant Chief Physical Medicine and Occupational Health Service will also assist the Chief, Physical MedicineandOccupational Health Service in overseeing the daily operations of the Physical Medicine and Occupational Health Service and ensure that agency policies and procedures are being followed.Clinical outreach to the Waco and/or Austin Outpatient clinics may be required.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; if evening and/or Saturday clinics are established, there may be some coverage required during those times.
*Must be US Citizen (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizensin accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
*Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
*Must have a 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 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
yearin 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
(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.
*Must possess a 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
*Must have completed a 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.
(NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified
for faculty status.)
Preferred Experience: Supervisory/management experience in PM&RS in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Service Chief: A Service Chief or Line Manager physician must demonstrate the following:
(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty;
(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.
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.
Physical Requirements:?, Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1909768.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.