Physician (Geriatrician)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 21, 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.


The Boise VAMC is currently recruiting fortwoPhysicians(Geriatrician)positions to work in Medicine Service.

Those applicants who are interested in seeking an academic appointment please refer to USAJOB announcement number XB-14-1025143-CMT

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.

Resume's will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month until closing date.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Recruitment/Relocation Bonus: Recruitment/RelocationBonusis authorized for this position.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Your salary and grade will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.


The Boise VA Medical Center invites applications for a full-time position as a Geriatrician or an Internist with Geriatric experience based at the Boise VA Medical Center.

The Boise VA Medical Center has been academically affiliated with the University of Washington since 1977. It is a University of Washington teaching site for Internal Medicine at both the graduate (3rd and 4th year medical students) and postgraduate (R1 R3) levels. It is also a site for training of Family Practice (R-1) residents, nursing, pharmacy, and other ancillary program students.

Boise is located in scenic southwest Idaho near outstanding outdoor recreational areas for skiing, fishing, hunting, camping, whitewater sports and mountaineering. Boise is the capital of Idaho with numerous state government offices. Prominent local employment includes high-tech industries, corporation headquarters, and health-care. Educational facilities in the area include excellent schools, two universities (one with graduate education opportunities) and a four year liberal arts college. The city supports numerous sports (football, basketball, ice hockey) and cultural (ballet, symphony, theatre companies including an outdoor Shakespeare venue, history and art museums) activities.

Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and have an M.D. degree. Geriatric Board Certification in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Board Certification with Geriatric Experience is required. The position provides the opportunity to practice Geriatrics in an Ambulatory care, Consultation, Nursing home, and inpatient Rehab practice. Candidates should have demonstrated ability as a clinician and teacher.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13"to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).


  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.

Required Skills:


a. 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.)

b. Education. 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:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) 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.

c. 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.

d. Board Eligible or Board Certified.



Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.




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.


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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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