Physician (Hematology Oncology)

Richmond, Virginia
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


This position is located at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, Richmond,VA. The incumbent will serve as staff physician in Medical Service

Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)


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The Hunter Holmes McGuire, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University are seeking Board Eligible/Board Certified Hematologist/Oncologist to join the Medical Service Hematology/Oncology Section on clinician-educator track. The successful candidate is expected to be eligible to hold a faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

-Management of acute symptoms/conditions of assigned and unassigned patients.

-Perform initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients.

-Provide ongoing outpatient and follow up of inpatient care for assigned patients.

-Screen outpatients to determine need for further care.

-Review and prescribe medications.

-Order diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms (EKGs).

-Review need for and order health promotion and disease prevention activities.

-Initiate, respond to and expedite requests for consultations, special tests and studies.

-Provide education and counseling to patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.

-Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with VA & facility policy.

-Conduct laboratory research after obtaining approvals from the institutional OACUC, IRB, and Biosafety Committees.

- Submit funding applications through the VA office of research or McGuire Research Institiute as deemed necessary.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Telework: No
Virtual: This is not a virtual position,
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt
Supervisory Position: No
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized
Relocation expenses/PCS: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Salary : The applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019.
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs 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 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Preference will be given to dynamic clinicians with interest in thoracic, GU, liver, and/or plasma cell malignancies. Also,the ideal candidate should have a record of leadership as a clinician, researcher and educator. Knowledge of Joint Commission requirements and that of other accrediting bodies is essential. Research experience is a plus. The ideal candidate must be a skilled interpersonal communicator and have the ability to promote medical staff excellence as well as meet performance measure goals while utilizing the most cost-effective methodology. The candidate should be eligible for academic appointment, and is expected to practice medicine at the Richmond VAMC in his/her field.

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: The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials


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: . 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: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
  • Current Resume or CV - Detailed and Current
  • VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: . (required at the time of application)
  • Responses to the Questionnaire
  • Veterans eligibility documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letters, as appropriate.
  • Copies of all licenses and specialty board certifications.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850
  • Other (2)
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

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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