Physician (Nephrology)

Department of Veterans Affairs
The Bronx, New York
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The Staff Nephrologist duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Diagnosis, treatment and care of patients suffering from kidney disorders that include kidney problems, including inflammatory diseases in kidney tissues and kidney blood vessels, kidney stones, acute kidney failure, and cystic kidney disease.
  • Maintains and ensures that relevant patient records are properly updated and filed physically or in a computer database.
  • Provides active supervision and teaching for nephrology residents and other trainees as needed.
  • Provision of Tele services as needed.
Malpractice:Physician are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act.
Paid Time Off:8 hours Annual Leave accrued per biweekly pay period; 4 hours Sick Leave accrued per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays.
Incentives:This position may be eligible for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. Please consult with the Human Resources point-of-contact listed in the "How to apply" section of this job announcement to verify EDRP eligibility. If selected for this position you must submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment services Office
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Call Coverage:Weekends, Holidays, Evenings, Nights (WHEN) hours
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA Physician Brochure.Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; 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
  • Must possess BLS certification through the American Heart Association
  • Must be Board Certified/Eligible in Nephrology at time of appointment
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • Board Certified/Eligible in Nephrology.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Experience in providing care to transplant patients.

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:Must pass a pre-employment physical examination, as required by VA Handbook 5019, administered by VA Occupational Health.Education
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:


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