Physician - (Gynecologist)

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Full Time

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1943995

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. 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.

This is an open continuous announcement. 

 Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and/or the closing date, which ever event occurs first.  Consequently, the position may be filled before the posted closing date. The first cut-off date is May 3, 2017. From that point applications will be referred as received.

The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). 

The Washington DC VA Medical Center is a tertiary care medical center and an active teaching facility for the Washington, DC area medical schools.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) may be required.

  • No

  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

    Citizenship: 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.).

    Education: 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.

    Licensure: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

    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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) 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. 

    English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·        Board Certified/Board Eligible in Gynecology

    ·       Proficient in gynecologic office practices

    ·       Proficient in gynecologic office procedures

    ·       Proficient in minimally invasive gynecological operating room techniques         

    References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician, dated December 17, 2015.


    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: 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.

    Physical Requirements: Use and function of all normal motor and sensory anatomy for provision of patient care, reading, writing, listening, observing/seeing; emotional intelligence to respond to stressful and/or emergent situations and crises appropriately and calmly; self-care skills to maintain physical, psychological, and emotional health.  Examples include: Heavy lifting and Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling, pushing and reaching above shoulder; Walking, standing, kneeling, and repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near 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; Hearing aid permitted; Both hands required; Use of fingers; Working closely with others; and Working alone.



    The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

    Surgical Service, Women's Health, at the Washington DC VA Medical Center seeks a Part-Time (40 hours per pay period), Board Certified Gynecologist proficient in gynecologic office practice and office procedures to care for our Female Veterans. 

    Duties include but are not limited to: 

    • Provides for the management of chronic pelvic pain, infertility, vaginitis, adnexal masses, endometriosis, prolapse, fibroids, adenomyosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, and post-menopausal bleeding.
    • Performs office procedures such as: colposcopy, LEEP, hysteroscopy, and transvaginal ultrasound; minimally invasive operating room techniques are required.
    • Provides direct hands-on patient care.  Assesses patients for acute illnesses and determines whether patients need to be admitted to the hospital or managed in the outpatient setting.  Manages chronic disease.
    • Provides clinical guidance over the phone, by Secure Messaging and through the mail.  Ensures accurate documentation of medical assessments and observations.
    • May be responsible for supervising and teaching medical residents and students.  May be required to oversee mid-level practitioners, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
    • Demonstrates competent and effective oral and written communication.
    • Provides appropriate patient/family member teaching and education; evaluates effectiveness and level of patient/family member understanding of teaching.
    • Makes referrals to subspecialists when their expertise is needed for diagnosis, treatments or procedures and informs patients of the required referral or consult.
    • Utilizes computer software/program for entering and signing of medical orders such as laboratory studies, radiological studies, etc.
    • Maintains familiarity and compliance with hospital infection prevention policies and procedures, ensuring the use of antiseptic methods in all procedures.
    • Ensures a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Part-Time (40 hours a pay period), Monday and Wednesday, 8:00am-4:30pm and Thursday, 8:00am-12:00. On-call duties include coverage of the emergency room and inpatient consultations.

    Functional Statement Title: Physician (Gynecologist)

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved.

    Telework: This position is not suitable for telework.

    Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

    NOTE: This is a Bargaining Unit position.