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Physician Section Chief General Internal Medicine Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Physician Section Chief General Internal Medicine Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. RZ-17-OTE-1936541-T38-OCA Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $110,000.00 to $234,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/17/2017 Close Date 12/30/2017
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Physician, Section Chief, General Internal Medicine

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Memphis, TN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 4/17/2017

Closes Saturday 12/30/2017

  • Salary Range
    $110,000.00 to $234,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview


Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1936541
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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi). 

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.

For more information about the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/


The physician works within the General Medicine Section of the Medical Service.  Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative responsibilities for the General Internal Medicine Section.
  • Supervises all physicians, nurses, and technical personnel at sectional level assigned to General Internal Medicine as well as providing supervision, training, and teaching of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center General Internal Medicine students.
  • Responsible for inpatient care and follow-up for patients admitted to the General Medicine units of Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
  • Responsible for medical consultation to inpatients admitted to other services at Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and medical management of patients managed on the Medicine/Psychiatry team.
  • Admits, examine, treat, and discharge assigned patients; assess acute care admissions, confirm accuracy and completeness of the History and Physical (H&P) performed by house staff, and enter appropriate attending admission notes an all patients.
  • Provides weekday in-patient medicine consultation to non-medical services, and in-patient perioperative consultation to surgical specialties.
  • Ensures appropriate care, promotion of health, education, and counseling of family members and control of risk factors for all General Medicine patients.
  • Ensures timely and efficient discharge of General Medicine in-patients, and ensures appropriate follow-up with either a specialty clinic and/or with primary care.


Location:  Medical Service

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, day shift (8:00AM - 4:30PM). 

Functional Statement Title: Physician (Section Chief, General Internal Medicine/000000).

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive:  No.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

NOTE: This is an Open Continuous Announcement.  All eligible applicants that apply before this date will be referred to the selection manager.  Any applicants that apply after this cut off date will be reviewed and sent to selecting official upon the request.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://www.fsc.va.gov/PCS.asp.
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Osbourne Easter
Phone: (901)523-8990x5301


Medical Service
1030 Jefferson Avenue

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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