EXTENDED 07/31/22 A relocation or recruitment incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. This announcement will remain open until filled or a sufficient applicant pool has been obtained. The staff Physician-Urologist is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of Urological care within the Dallas VA Health Care System in compliance with applicable VA and VHA Directives, American Urological Association standards, and The Joint Commission accreditation standards. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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. Residency: 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. English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical Requirements: Physical requirements outlined below. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: able to perform cystoscopy; able to diagnose and manage BPH; able to diagnose and treat bladder cancer; able to perform all routine cytoscopic procedures including removal of small bodies and stents; perform hematuria workup; completion of urology residency. 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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; and hearing (aid permitted) ["Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The urologist provides a variety of services including pre-operative patient exam and assessment and performs all aspects of Adult Urological Surgery including treatment of lesions, biopsies, urological laser procedures, enucleation, stent insertion, and prostate surgery. Provides urology-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, ICU, ward, and clinic settings as needed, to include on-call coverage. Provides critical care related direct care. The incumbent may also be involved in program planning, objectives, policies, and standards essential to delivery of quality Urological care. Duties include, but are not limited to: Providing quality inpatient/outpatient care in accordance with approved clinical privileges. Maintaining a high degree of excellence in clinical outcomes while providing efficient patient care throughout. Maintaining professional competency, courtesy and flexibility and providing the necessary services of this specialty. Attending to assigned clinics, taking an active role in the evaluation of all assigned patients, making decisions for treatment/care, and completing timely documentation in the patient electronic records. Collaborative patient management, working closely with other departments and sections within the Health Care System to coordinate care as needed. Attending all meetings required by the Organization and the Surgery Service in particular. Proficient in General Urology with the ability to independently perform a wide variety of Urological procedures as needed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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