Physician (Intensivist/Critical Care)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 22, 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.



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.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Martinsburg VAMC provides general medical, surgical, and psychiatric services to veterans in 23 counties in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The Medical Center has a fully integrated inpatient and outpatient primary care program, and provides a full range of outpatient services. The Medical Center is located on 175 acres of beautiful rolling hills, in modern, well-maintained buildings.

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located in a picturesque, historic area within 90 minutes of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. The area offers affordable lifestyle, good public and private schools, affordable real estate, and diverse cultural opportunities. A visit to the VA Medical Center is always welcomed. More information about our location can be found at the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County website:

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.


The Martinsburg VAMC is seeking a full time physician who is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Critical Care to help provide 24/7 coverage in the MICU, including nights, weekends and holidays. Coverage of an outpatient clinic in addition to the MICU is dependent on the practitioner's subspecialty training and board certification/eligibility. Candidates must possess committment to patient care, teaching, performance improvement and take an active role in a very active Medicine Service. Candidate must possess excellent clinical and technical skills.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Unrestricted Medical license required from any U.S. state, territory or D.C
  • Must pass preemployment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Required Skills:


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must meet all regulatory requirements for Physician per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, and Appendix G2, dated April 15, 2002 as listed below:


Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

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.

Licensure and Registration

1. Physicians (Except Residents). 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.

2. Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires some physical exertion including periods of walking, standing, regular and recurring bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects such as assisting patients on and off examination tables.

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).

Preferred Qualifications. Board Certification in Internal Medicine with Critical Care certification

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 DD-214 (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 widwos 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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


Your application, resume, and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration of employment.

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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