Chief, Ophthalmology Section
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Dallas, TX

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VA North Texas Healthcare System (VANTHCS), Dallas VA Medical Center is recruiting a full time Chief, Ophthalmology Section, Surgical Service.

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: AH-13-DTH-783438

VACANCY ID: 783438

POSITION TITLE: Chief, Ophthalmology Section VM - 0602 - 15 / 15

VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is an integrated health care system serving veteran patients in 38 counties, including 2 in Oklahoma. In addition to a wide variety of acute care services, VANTHCS provide over one million outpatient visits a year combined at our Dallas, Bonham, Tyler, and Fort Worth locations.

Guaranteed Home Buyout (GHBO) is authorized for this position for current Federal Employees.

When someone says, “play ball” in Dallas, the natural response is, “which one?” Dallas is one of only a few cities to have six major professional team sports: the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball, the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League, and professional soccer’s FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn). Throw in the mix the Mesquite Rodeo, Texas Motor Speedway, Lone Star Park Racetrack, and NCAA Division I athletics in more than a dozen sports, and you can see that Dallas is a city that likes to play, and likes to play it all!

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Subject to background/suitability investigation

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

Must pass a pre-employment medical examination

Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

DUTIES:
Dallas VA Medical Center is actively recruiting an Ophthalmologist for a leadership position as Chief, Ophthalmology Section to participate in our clinical practice and teaching program. We have an active affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a UT faculty appointment is anticipated for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. To meet the qualifications of this position, applicants should have a minimum of 4 years experience in resident teaching and be currently practicing clinical and surgical ophthalmology, Subspecialty training is also a plus, but not required. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff and faculty, and basic scientists at UT Southwestern, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA health care system.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
The candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Ophthalmology.

The candidate must have at least 4 years of resident teaching.

The candidate must have an unrestricted medical licensure from any state within the United States.

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

FOREIGN EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Conditions of Employment:
Final JOB OFFER IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A PHYSICAL, SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE CREDENTIALING PROCESS AND RECEIPT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM LIST OF EXCLUDED INDIVIDUALS/ENTITITES (LEIE), HEALTHCARE INTEGRITY AND PROTECTION DATABANK (HIPDB) FINGERPRINT CHECKS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. http://www.sss.gov/

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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