Physician (Ophthalmologist)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 25, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now 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.


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1011020

VANorth Texas Healthcare System is recruiting Ophthalmologists for Surgical service.

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.


VA North Texas Health Care System is actively recruitingacademic physicians for full time staff positions in Ophthalmology to participate in the clinical practice and teaching programs. This position is for a comprehensive ophthalmologist, ideally with subspecialty training, who is board certified in ophthalmology, equivalent certification, or board eligible with expectation of certification in the near future. Clinical duties will be divided between VA locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Proficiency and performance of cataract surgery is required. Some Saturday and Sunday duty is required, including assignment of routine operative caseloads. Routine performance of VA specific disability evaluations (Compensation and Pension exam) is also mandatory. We have an active affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a UTSW faculty appointment is anticipated for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. The ideal candidatepossesses four years experience in resident teaching, be currently practicing clinical and surgical ophthalmology, and subspecialty training, but not required for consideration. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff and faculty, and basic scientists at UT Southwestern, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA health care system.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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.

Required Skills:


U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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.

Must be board certified or board eligible in Ophthalmology.

Preferred Experience

1. Possessing 4 years of resident teaching experience.

2. Board certification in Ophthalmology.

3. Subspecialty training.


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

Physical Requirements:

Moderate Lifting (15-44lbs);Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs);Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6hours); Standing (up to2 hours);Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40/ in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.

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: 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 their application or rsum. 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


Your application, rsum 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.

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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