Physician (General Surgeon) with Recruitment/Relocation, EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 721362500
The Dallas VA Medical Center is actively recruiting a full-time BC/BE general surgeon, to participate in our clinical practice, research, and teaching programs at the VA Ft. Worth Clinic, Ft. Worth, Texas. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for a highly qualified candidate. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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 and Registration: 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 Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR Other residencies (non-US resi dency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). 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. Preferred Experience: American board of Surgery Certification or Board Eligiible. Fellowship trining in minimally Invasive Surgery. Fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery. Interact in research. 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: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Walking (0.5 hours); Standing (0.5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Hearing (aid may be permitted). ["The General Surgeon is a preferred specialized fellowship trainee in minimal invasive surgery or colorectal surgery. Clinical responsibilities include the full spectrum of operative and non-operative management of general surgery patients. A general surgeon at the VANTHCS is expected to participate in the education and training of our residents and medical students. Research is strongly emphasized at our institution, and candidates with such interest will be favored. We have an active affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a UT faculty appointment is a requirement for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. Applicants must be Board Certified (or board-certified within 24 months of arrival). Candidates will be expected to participate in the clinical practice, research, and teaching programs at the VA North Texas Health Care System. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff, faculty, and basic scientists at UT Southwestern, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA Health Care System. We offer state of the art environment with one of the busiest robotics surgery program in the VA Health Care System. VA North Texas Health Care System is an integrated health care system serving veteran patients in 38 counties in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to a wide variety of acute care and inpatient services, VANTHCS provides over one million outpatient visits yearly at Dallas, Fort Worth and our other locations. Dallas VAMC is one of the top five VA hospitals in the nation for surgical volume. The administration of Surgical Service and the Medical Center are both strongly committed to academic excellence and quality outcomes. A Competitive compensation package with extensive benefits includes: generous leave and holiday policies, a generous retirement package including a retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions, health and life insurance benefits, a wellness center and a child care center. Salary will be consistent with current physician pay guidelines. Work Schedule; Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education Section\" Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.