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Job Title: Physician - Sleep Medicine
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Physician - Sleep Medicine

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.

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.

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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 http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf

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.

Qualifications & Requirements
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.
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