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Physician- academic rheumatologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1226695
VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale University _ are seeking a full-time Academic Rheumatologist. The position will be located at the West Haven and Newington campuses of VA Connecticut. _
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.
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.
A Recruitment/Relocation incentive is authorized for this position and may be utilized.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 with the integration of the VA medical centers in West Haven and Newington.We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility.It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.A Women's Health Center is located at the West Haven campus.
Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care.VA Connecticut is part of the VA New England Healthcare System, which includes facilities in Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
In addition to our main campuses, VA Connecticut operates six community-based primary care centers in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Winsted and Windham.
Must pass pre-employment examination. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. Background and/or Security Investigation required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Full time Academic Rheumatologist will travel between the Newington and West Haven campuses and:
Provide care on the inpatient rheumatology consult service and outpatient clinic
Teach and supervise Yale University medical students, PA students and internal medicine residents and rheumatology fellows.
Basic Requirements :
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:
1. Certified or board eligible by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Rheumatology
2. Skilled with arthrocentesis, joint and soft tissue injections
3. Experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound
4. Qualify for an faculty position at Yale University at a level commensurate with experience
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.
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.
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.
Physical Requirements: Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to 8 hours. Medical Records are fully electronic.
Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below). You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Jane Schroeder, HR Specialist at jane.
To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 12, 2014 to received consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE : It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Current CV
Occupational Questionnaire
Applicants may also submit the following supporting documents: __
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors:
Cover Letter
Executive core Qualification (ECQs)
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference available ).
If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
Other Veteran documents
VA Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer-woman and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 DD214(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 widows 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 .
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents : You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1226695.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
After we receive your application materials, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualification of the position. You will be notified via e-mail when this decision has been made.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.

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