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Physician (Medical Officer of the Day)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

The Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) will serve the Battle Creek VA Medical Center with all patient needs during non business hours.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) will be responsible for covering all inpatient and urgent care needs of the Medical Center during non business hours. This includes medical emergencies, discharge and transfer coordination, admissions, treatment planning, and rounding in the Community Living Center, Inpatient Acute Medical Unit, Inpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Residential Treatment program, as well as Urgent Care.

Work Schedule: 6:00 pm - 7:00 am, Monday - Friday; 24 hour coverage on weekend and Federal holidays.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants 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.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.


    Preferred Experience: The preferred applicant will have recent hospitalist and VA experience.

    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: Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 4 hours); Pushing (up to 4 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Battle Creek , Physician (Medical Officer of the Day), Healthcare , Battle Creek, Michigan

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