Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have –state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you’ll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
JOB SUMMARY: Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 984403Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCEVA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .VA encourages persons with disabilities to applyApplicant's individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board (PSB) and Compensation Panel (for physician and dentists) in determining the most appropriate grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an
education loan reimbursement award
under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
should be Cornea Fellowship trained, and Board Eligible or Board
Certified. The applicant will provide diagnosis and treatment for
advanced cornea patients as well as provide comprehensive ophthalmologic
care. Provide inpatient and outpatient care to military
veterans. Examine patients, order and execute diagnostic tests,
administer and prescribe treatment and medication. Perform ophthalmologic
exams, treatment procedures and perform surgery. Must have broad surgical
experience with advanced corneal procedures/surgery. Must be able to
oversee and educate residents. Pay to be determined by Professional
Standards Board. Eligibility for the loan repayment program.Work Schedule: Monday - FridayRelocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.KEY REQUIREMENTS
Required Skills:QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
- Subject to a security background/suitability investigation.
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- This position requires candidates to be proficient in English.
- Candidate must be board certified/board eligible in Ophthalmology
CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United
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 or 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; (4) for residents, graduation from an approved medical
school as described above is required.
LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION: Physicians
(Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in
the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current
licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the
physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the
physician has licensure in that country.
Residents: 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 before the
second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other
equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with
which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes.The resident must
maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a
requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Physicians, including residents, 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).
Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over);
Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Reaching above
shoulder; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid
mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at
13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to
distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing aid
RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES: Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD 214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You’ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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Department of Veterans Affairs - 10 months ago
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