Physician (General Surgeon)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Martinsburg, WV

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Martinsburg VAMC provides general medical, surgical, and psychiatric services to veterans in 23 counties in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The Medical Center has a fully integrated inpatient and outpatient primary care program, and provides a full range of outpatient services. The Medical Center is located on 175 acres of beautiful rolling hills, in modern, well-maintained buildings.

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located in a picturesque, historic area within 90 minutes of Baltimore , MD and Washington , DC . The area offers affordable lifestyle, good public and private schools, affordable real estate, and diverse cultural opportunities. A visit to the VA Medical Center is always welcomed. More information about our location can be found at the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County website: http://www.berkeleycounty.org. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required
Unrestricted Medical license required from any U.S. state, territory or D.C

Board Certified or Board eligible in General Surgery DUTIES:
The Martinsburg VAMC is seeking a full time physician who is board certified or board eligible in General Surgery. The incumbent will provide evaluation, diagnosis, pre-operative, and postoperative management in the following areas: alimentary tract; abdomen and its contents; breast, skin and soft tissue, head and neck (including trauma, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncologic disorders, particularly tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and the oral cavity, vascular system; excluding the intracranial vessels, the heart, and those vessels intrinsic and immediately adjacent thereto, endocrine system, surgical oncology; including coordinated multi-modality management of the cancer patient by screening, surveillance, surgical adjunctive therapy, rehabilitation, and follow-up, management of trauma; including musculoskeletal, hand and head injuries. Provides consultative services on patients referred from other sections of the Hospital and from affiliated outpatient clinics. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : Candidates must meet all regulatory requirements for Physician per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, and Appendix G2, dated April 15, 2002 as listed below:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship: Citizen of 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.

4 For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Licensure and Registration

1. 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.

2. 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

Requirements

A pre-placement physical examination is required.

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).

Preferred Qualifications . Board Certification or Board Eligible in General Surgery

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, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran. 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, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.

2. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

Reasonable Accommodation: This Medical Center will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities upon request. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...