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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 19, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

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.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking two Physicians (Emergency Room) in Medical Service who will be responsible for providing emergent medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans on a 24/7 basis.The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. The VAMC is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lafayette, Fort Polk, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to the one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.

Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River. Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 from Dallas and Houston, TX.

New Orleans is the home of the Saints Pro football team and the Hornets Pro basketball team.

Come join us in the Heart of Louisiana where we have a lot to offer visitors, from arts and culture to fine dining and shopping to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and fishing the Red River.

As an Emergency Room physician, you will provide emergent medical

treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties

include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's

condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive

patient care outcomes; ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining need

for hospitalization at this facility or transferring the patient to another

facility. Must complete clinical reminders and meet performance measures, as

applicable. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational

skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume

leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish

effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the

interdisciplinary team.

Board Certification: Board certification or Boardeligibilityin emergency medicine, internal Medicine

Required Skills:




Citizen of the United



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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in

which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:


Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association

of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.


Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic

Association for the year in which the degree was granted.


Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State,

Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia

as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

(4) For residents,

graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required

except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration: 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.

Board Certification:

Certification or

Eligibilityby the American Board of Internal Medicine or other

appropriate specialty certifying boards.

Board certification ir Eligibility in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family

Practice is needed.


Residency (Internship). Completed

a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of

Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the

appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment

on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved

residencies are:


Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American

Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was

completed, or


Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board

determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional

training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met

if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Physical Standards: Applicant

must meet the physical requirements of the position. Tentatively selected applicant is subject to

urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants that refuse to be tested will be

denied employment with the VA. (VA

Directive and Handbook 5019).

English Language

Proficiency: Physicians, including residents,

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).


Incumbent will participate in the Medical Officer of the day on call

(MOD) schedule.


Incumbent will maintain current ACLS/BCLS certifications.


The VHA encourages billable health care practitioners to apply for the

National Provider Identifier (NPI); the online NPI application is at

Applicant's education

and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and

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.




Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.


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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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. For more information, please review the information

for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit


Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting

documentation will be reviewed. Please

follow all instructions carefully. Errors

or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your


Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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