Physician - Sleep Medicine

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    NOTE: This announcement has been extended, and will remain open until filled.

    The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) is seeking a part-time (6/8ths - 30 hours per week, 60 hours per pay period) Board Certified/Board Eligible Sleep Medicine physician specialist to join our team.

    Opportunities may exist to have a portion of your practice located at our Huntsville VA clinic location, for interested candidates.
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    The sleep specialist is a specialty care physician who is board certified or board eligible in Sleep Medicine. The sleep physician will be involved in daily operations of the Birmingham VA Medical Center's sleep medicine clinics, sleep lab, home sleep program, and sleep telehealth program. He/She will join four existing sleep physicians certified in sleep medicine to provide initial evaluation and follow-up for patients with sleep disorders, perform interpretations of diagnostic/therapeutic In-Lab studies, Home Sleep polysomnographic studies, other additional duties based on sleep center needs. The sleep physician is responsible for assisting the team in the development of an organized approach to sleep disorders, sleep quality improvement initiatives and in the implementation of evidence-based medicine and best practices, thereby resulting in improved patient outcome at decreased cost. He/she will be encouraged to participate in clinical sleep research and education as part of the VA mission.

    Work Schedule: Variable shifts
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
    Education Debt Reduction Program: Qualified candidates may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

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  • Requirements
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    • 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
    • If only board eligible in Sleep Medicine, full board certification in Sleep Medicine is expected within 2 years of employment.

    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 Qualifications:
    - Board certification in Neurology (Physicians with primary board certifications in other specialties are encouraged to apply)
    - Experience in ambulatory sleep testing or telemedicine is strongly preferred.
    - Recent outpatient and/or inpatient experience (Recent is defined as within the past 2 years).

    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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. Functional requirements include light lifting under 15lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.

    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 .

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    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: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered 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.

    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.

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    Security clearance

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
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    Use this list when you apply for a civilian job with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that your application is complete. We recommend that you print a copy of this checklist and keep it available for reference while you apply. Quite often qualified, and otherwise eligible job seekers are eliminated from consideration simply because they did not include a required document with their application.

    Be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully, as you will not be asked to provide any missing application information. If your application is NOT complete, you WILL receive an ineligible rating and lose your chance to be considered for the position in which you applied.

    The following documents are required:
    - Resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format. Your resume must include your first and last name, current address, current email address, current phone number, job title, duties and accomplishments. NOTE: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this vacancy. You are encouraged to include your employer's name and address, and your supervisor's name and phone number. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee you should also provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09). Note: If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    - Residency / Fellowship Training Certificates
    - Online Questionnaire: Your responses to all the questions in the online questionnaire.
    - College Transcripts: You are required to submit a copy of your transcript. If you claim qualifications based on education and/or the position has a positive education requirement and you do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    - VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors: Available at

    The Following Documents May Be Required (As Applicable):
    - SF50 Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
    - Veteran Documentation: If you are a veteran and claiming veteran's preference you are required to submit legible copy/copies of: DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD Form 214 is preferable (Note: If you have more than one DD Form 214 for multiple periods of active duty service, you should submit a copy for each period of service.). Note: if you are a veteran with a service connected disability of 30% or more, you are required to submit legible copy/copies of the following: DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty showing dates of service, as well as character of discharge; member copy 4 of the DD214 is preferable. Note: if you have more than one DD214 for multiple periods of active duty service, you should submit a copy for each period of service.; AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, dated 1991 or later, certifying an OVERALL Service Connected Disability of 30% or more.

    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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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
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    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/21/2018 to receive consideration.
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    Agency contact information Randy Bozarth

    2059338101 X4038


    Birmingham VA Medical Center
    700 South 19th Street
    Birmingham, AL 35233

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Full time
Birmingham, AL, US