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Human Resources Specialist (Physician Recruiter)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Northport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

This position is located within VISN 2's Shared Service Unit, Physician Recruitment Team. You will be primarily responsible for recruiting hard-to-fill positions and consulting on matters related to recruitment and retention. Occupations and specialties that will be recruited are identified by your supervisor in consultation with facility leadership based on recruitment priorities.

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Responsibilities

Duties include operating in the capacity of an in-house physician and provider recruiter to fill especially hard-to-fill positions throughout the organization. The issues that impact recruitment and retention of clinicians, especially in rural and/or under-served communities, are complex and challenging to resolve and require extensive skill and creativity to resolve. They may include consulting with multiple stakeholders to include external community groups and medical practice leaders to design solutions that help both VA and communities recruit health care providers to their regions. You will consult with key VHA stakeholders to optimize recruitment and retention outcomes and drive necessary reforms to reduce Time-to-Hire (T2H), improve the size and quality of the talent pool, and improve VHA retention rates.

You will utilize industry/VA sourcing and screening expertise when recruiting and referring candidates under the Title 38 personnel system. This will require knowledge of and adherence to recruitment and hiring policy and regulations, understanding of VHA credentialing and privileging requirements, and other on-boarding requirements to ensure qualified candidates are referred and efficiently hired to minimize Time-to-Hire (T2H).

You will perform recruitment activities that create talent pipelines using the most current recruitment technology and tools to include candidate sourcing via social networking systems, virtual and traditional job fairs, professional meetings/conferences, internet database mining, Boolean searches, texting platforms, referrals, and other relevant emerging technology-based tools. Markets job advertisements on recruitment job boards identified as niche recruitment sites for each occupational specialty.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering a program to provide internal/external placement, including carrying out special placement activities and providing interpretation and assistance.
  • Executing special recruitment programs to attract highly qualified candidates for positions where applicants are in short supply, utilizing imaginative approaches and simultaneous searches for candidates from sources outside the existing work force.
  • Serving as a consultant to managers in providing authoritative recruitment/retention services.
  • Evaluating trends in missions, technology, manpower, fiscal resources, and other factors influencing future needs.
  • Advising and consulting on targeted recruitment strategies and non-traditional recruitment opportunities specific to the local and regional market area, such as targeted job fairs, social media, recruitment campaigns, etc.
  • Developing Short- and long-term recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Serving as subject-matter-expert for physician and provider pay setting.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm OR 8:00am-4:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resources Specialist (Staffing)/PD99989S

Virtual: This not a virtual position.

Telework: Yes

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Physical Requirements: No special physical exertion is required. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. Occasional use of automobile and public conveyances may be required. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work environment includes everyday low risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of offices, meeting and training rooms, or commercial vehicle.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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0201 Human Resources Management

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Selective Placement Factor: Knowledge of public and/or private sector healthcare delivery systems, recruitment challenges, and methods to overcome barriers. Skill in applying creative recruitment and retention concepts to attract and retain quality healthcare providers. Ability to think strategically in applying short- and long-term recruitment/retention programs.

TIME-IN-GRADE: As a current federal GS employee you must meet time-in-grade requirements (unless if you are eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority such as Schedule A or VRA):

GS-07 Time-in-grade: you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level

GS-09 Time-in-grade: you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level

GS-11 Time-in-grade: you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level

GS-12 Time-in-grade: you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-7:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade [GS-05] in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

OR

Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-07 grade level. Note: coursework must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the announcement.

  • 1 full year of graduate level education
  • or superior academic achievement. OR

Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 grade level: When substituting you can only use graduate level education you have earned. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned. Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the GS-07 grade level

GS-9:

Specialized Experience*: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade [GS-07] in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

OR

Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-09 grade level. Note: coursework must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the announcement.

  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or
  • Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;
  • LL.B. or J.D., if related to the duties of this position. OR

Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 grade level: When substituting you can only use graduate level education you have earned. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned. Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For example, an applicant who has 27 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester credit hours earned) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the GS-09 grade level

GS-11 Specialized Experience*: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade [GS-09] in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

OR

Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-11 grade level. Note: coursework must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the announcement.

  • Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; or
  • Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or
  • LL.M, if related to the duties of this position. OR

Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 grade level: When substituting you can only use graduate level education you have earned. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 9. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 to qualify.

GS-12 Specialized Experience*: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade [GS-11] in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples include, but are not limited to: Preparing recruitment advertisements; drafting occupational assessment questionnaires; reviewing qualifications and eligibility for difficult-to-fill healthcare occupations; reviewing draft regulations, standards or other guides; complying with regulations, laws and all guidance in relation to recruitment and placement activities; administering programs to provide internal and external placement; assisting with troubleshooting internal and external placement and recruitment duties; executing special recruitment programs to attract highly-qualified candidates; utilizing automated recruitment platforms; consulting with managers and employees with information and interpretations of the organization's policies, procedures and guidelines; providing consultation on staffing issues; Developing short and long-term facility recruitment strategies to optimize recruitment and retentions outcomes and achieve health care system objectives; Utilizing HR database systems to query, retrieve, and analyze information to complete and monitor routine and special assignments; Evaluates trends in missions, technology, manpower, fiscal resources, and other factors influencing future needs. Advising and consulting on targeted recruitment strategies and non-traditional recruitment opportunities specific to the local and regional market area, such as targeted job fairs, social media, recruitment campaigns, etc.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must clearly indicate the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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: 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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Stamford , Human Resources Specialist (Physician Recruiter), Other , Northport, Connecticut

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