DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER
OPENING DATE: October 1, 2009 CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2010or until Filled
POSITION: Physician - Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma)
Part Time (10 hours per week)
SALARY RANGE: The salary for this position will be set by the Professional Standards Board based on the
DUTY LOCATION: Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY
TOUR OF DUTY: Monday – Friday, Flexible
AREA OF CONSIDERATION (WHO MAY APPLY): Open to any qualified candidate.
RELOCATION EXPENSES: No
RELOCATION INCENTIVE: No
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: No
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
DUTIES: The Albany, VA Medical Center, Albany, NY is seeking a part time (10 hours/week) physician who
is board certified in Ophthalmology, with specialty training in glaucoma, to provide complete clinical and
surgical services to the Albany VA Medical Center Glaucoma Clinic and ophthalmology patients admitted to
the Stratton VA Medical Center. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for teaching medical students,
residents, and fellows. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for providing the following services to
support patient care activities:
Provide weekly Attending Ophthalmology coverage, teaching and supervision of residents for the VA
Glaucoma Clinic. Clinic coverage will include 3.5 to 4 hour clinic once per week.
Provide laser treatments (SLT and YAG PI).
Provide glaucoma patient surgeries in the VA Operating Room, to include but not limited to cataract
procedures, trabeculectomies, Seton implants and combined cataract/trabeculectomy procedures.
Provide educational advice to surgical staff and residents in the performance of functions and activities
in the Medical Center’s Ophthalmology Section of the Surgical Service.
1) Be a US Citizen or have proper authorization to work in the United States.
2) Have a 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
3) Possess and maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory,
or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
4) Be board certified in Ophthalmology.
5) Be proficient in written and spoken English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7405(f).
6) Be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS).
Applicants please note: All information submitted to this medical center is subject to verification by Vet Pro.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in
order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)
Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the
appointing agency accordingly.
BASIS OF RATING: Qualification determinations will be based on the quality of your experience as shown
in your application and/or resume.
HOW TO APPLY: Complete Application packages must be received by the Human Resources Office by
4:30pm on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.
Stratton VA Medical Center
Human Resources (05)
Announcement Number: 528D-10MZ-012
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Non VA Employees – “Status Applicants” must submit the following:
(1) VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians and Dentists
(2) Resume or CV
(3) OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
(4) If you are claiming veterans' preference, please provide a copy of your DD-214. (We MUST have
Member Copy #4 for July 1979 and later editions.) If you are claiming 10 point veterans' preference,
please submit the Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) with the required documentation.
Applicants who are claiming veterans preference and do not submit the proper DD-214 will not be
considered for veterans preference.
Forms may be obtained from the following web site - http://www.visn2.va.gov/hr/hrforms.asp.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES: Failure to submit a complete application package, as stated
in the announcement, may result in your application not being rated.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Zirbes at 518-626-7116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions
regarding duties of this position may be directed to the Chief of Ophthalmology, Dr. Martha Farber, 518-626-
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) EMPLOYEES: (1) Must be a current VA
employee identified as displaced or surplus serving on a career or career-conditional competitive appointment,
or an excepted service appointment without a time limit. (2) The vacancy is at or below the grade level and with
no greater promotion potential than the position from which you have or may be separated. (3) You are found
to be well-qualified. To be considered well-qualified you must meet the minimum education, experience,
suitability and physical requirements. You must also meet all selective factors, where applicable, and exceed
the minimum qualifications of the position for all knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristic factors.
(4) You must occupy a position in the same local commuting area of the position for which you are applying.
Individuals seeking CTAP must submit a copy of their Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice, or
Certificate of Expected Separation; a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B which
shows tenure and position occupied; and a copy of our most recent performance rating of record.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: If you are appointed to a direct patient-care position or position
incident to direct patient care, proficiency in spoken and written English is required in accordance with 38 USC
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please
notify the servicing Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: All selected candidates will be required to pass a medical examination.
DRUG TESTING: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the VA Drug-Free Workplace Program.
If you are tentatively selected for the position and are not now in a TDP position subject to random testing, you
may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to final selection. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will not be selected.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Appointment to this position is contingent upon satisfactory
completion of the required background investigation.
NO POSTAGE PAID ENVELOPE: Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal
government mail systems are in violation of VA and postal regulations will not be accepted.
INTERVIEWS: Any interviews that may be conducted for this position will use the Performance Based
Interviewing (PBI) process. Further information is available at www.va.gov/pbi or from your local Human
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit
without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual
orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of
appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under
Selective Service law.