Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician-General Surgeon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Summary This position is located in the Surgery section at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. The Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System is an active teaching hospital affiliated with The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. It is for the recruitment of a Full-Time, Board certified/Board eligible, General Surgeon. Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides full spectrum of operative and non-operative management care to patients. Participates in and/or manages all aspects to include surgical, inpatient care, and outpatient clinical visits; administrative and academic components. Provides direct patient care, oversees residents by providing clinical instruction in the outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. Attends, participates, and supervises residents and/or medical students in outpatient clinics and the performance of any procedure whether in the operating room or at the bedside appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. Takes an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. Work Schedule: 8AM-430PM. Employee will be expected to take call and will be added to a rotation call schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants 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: In addition to the basic qualifications required for this position, the following additional qualifications are preferred for this position: Board eligibility, with board certification strongly preferred. Teaching and supervision experience of Medical Student/Residents Robotic expertise. 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. Must be able to physically respond when needed by prompt appearance at required location. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.