Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 817410
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The Urologist is assigned to the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Surgical Service located in Denver, Colorado.
Grade and salary to be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) .
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
English Language Proficiency required.
The Urologist will manage non-surgical urological conditions and also perform surgery of the urinary tract for cancer, congenital abnormalities and the male reproductive system.
Duties: The Urologist will be responsible for:
Tour of Duty: Full-Time (80hours) 8:00a.m. -4:30p.m.
- Analyzing patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
- Prescribing preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
- Examines patients to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.
- Follows established surgical techniques during operations. Operates on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restorer patient's functions.
- Refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Examines instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
- Prepares case histories.
- Provides consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
- Ensures personal qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with VA and DOD staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, eliciting cooperation, attendance/participation in clinic meetings and peer councils.
Candidate must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
1. Citizenship : Must be a citizen of the United States.
2. 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.
3. Licensure and Registration : Physician applicants must have a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
4. Board Certification/Board Eligible : Practitioner should be either in the examination process of the American Board of Anesthesiologists or a Diplomat of the Board, or to be holding certification of foreign training that is recognized as equivalent to its diploma by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
5. 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)
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section H, Appendix II-G2-1 for AD/VM 0602
The doctoral degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veteran 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 iin 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.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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 .
Conditions of Employment:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 with a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, as of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
- All Non-VA applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in any designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Subject to suitability determination.
- Employees who occupy a Testing Designated Position are subject to random testing.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
- You may be required to serve a two-year initial probationary period.
- A pre-employment medical examination is required.
- The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) requires all individuals in this occupation to have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. If you do not already have an NPI number, you may apply for one free of charge at the following link: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/Welcome.do Failure to provide an NPI number at the time of selection will delay your start date.
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