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Physician (Urology)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Temple
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Job Description:

This position is eligible for an education loan reimbursement program (See Additional Information section for details).

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be Authorized.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The assigned ophthalmologist is required to deliver surgical procedures in the operating room and specialty clinical services within Surgical Service. Responsibilities include performing surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and clinic duties; and address outpatient and inpatient surgery consultations for new and established patients. Participate in ward/ICU rounds as necessary and perform any other relevant activities as necessary for initial and follow-up patient care. The physician is expected to follow each patient through the full continuum of care process to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals when pre-surgical evaluation is not available, requesting and writing orders for diagnostic tests and procedures for pre-op, prior to surgery, and completing informed consents as required. The physician is also responsible for educating patients and family members. Full-time physicians will participate in the rotation of on-call duties per the monthly on-call schedule; night, weekend and holiday call may be required. The physician will adhere to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, and all other required medical documentation. The physician will ensure the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards. Additionally, the physician will train and provide supervision for medical students and residents in all aspects of their rotations as required. CTVHCS is affiliated with Texas A&M Health Science Center, and applicants should be qualified for academic appointments.

Additional Duties:

Physician may be required to provide"medical opinionsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/09/2019.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.


    Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Urology. Robot certified urologic oncologist who can also do more complex open cancer procedures.PHYSICIAN STAFF REQUIREMENTS

    Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.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: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); standing 4-6 hours; walking 4-6 hours.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Temple , Physician (Urology), Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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