Physician, Geriatrician

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Louisville, Kentucky
Posted
Mar 25, 2019
Closes
Mar 24, 2020
Ref
1981547
Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/27/2019.

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. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. License: 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. Residency: 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. Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical: Physical requirements outlined below.

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:
In accordance with 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1614.203, the individual selected must be physically and mentally able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions of this position without endangering the health and safety of self and others. The physical requirements of this position may include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching (overhead), repetitive motion and stooping.

The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.

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