Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 10, 2022, with subsequent cut off dates on a bi-weekly basis. This announcement may close without prior notification. Relocation Expenses/Recruitment Incentives authorized. Permanent Change Station(PCS) expenses are not authorized. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/30/2022. 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. Residency Training: 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. Preferred Experience: Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Current Basic Life Support in accordance with the American Heart Association. 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 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing 4 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 2 hours, standing 8 hours, near 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, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability. ["Duties will include but are not limited to: Triaging emergency and urgent patient ocular complaints and giving follow-up recommendations Assessing and examining scheduled clinical patients, developing ocular diagnoses and treatment plans Managing medical ophthalmic conditions to include but not limited to visual disorders related to chronic systemic conditions (ie inflammation, vascular issues, neurologic disorders, genetic conditions, diabetes, hypertension, etc.) Managing ophthalmic conditions in conjunction with coordinating medical and psychosocial aspects of patient care Perform procedures including but not limited to cataract surgery, YAG/SLT/Argon/PI lasers, emergency globe exploration and repairs, minor lid/adnexal procedures and biopsies Collaborating and coordinating care with other relevant specialties to help with overall treatment and management of patient systemic diseases Communicating with patients and family members to educate and coordinate care and ocular health maintenance Communicating with patients and family members via phone, secure messaging, fax, and other communication modalities to answer concerns or triage ocular problems Participate in the general ophthalmology call pool as assigned by the Chief of Service Participate in weekly/monthly meetings and committees including but not limited to mortality/morbidity conferences, resident education meetings, etc. Support healthy promotion and disease prevention activities Participate in clinic and department quality improvement activities Complete clinical charting and documentation appropriately and in a timely manner as per facility policies Maintain licensure, training, and CME requirements in a timely manner as per facility policies Prefer candidate with outstanding interpersonal skills to successfully join a multidisciplinary staff to delivery excellent healthcare to Veterans"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.