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): 1025687(Include #on all documents)
OUR MISSION: 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.
This position will remain open until filled. Applications/CVs will be forwarded for consideration, as received.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona's capitol offers much more than great weather. The Phoenix metro area, now America's 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle. Diversity abounds. Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths. The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts. Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies. For more information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at http://www.phoenixchamber.com/
More information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team may be found here: http://www.phoenix.med.va.gov/
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.
Recruitment/Relocation incentive has been approved.
Tuition Reimbursement: Applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. The selectee must meet all eligibility requirements of the program.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority
The Section Chief of Urology physician is assigned to Surgical Service, Urology Section, of the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVACHS), and is under the supervision of the Chief of Surgical Services. The Section Chief provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Urology. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care. The Section Chief of Urology Surgery is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to Urology Surgery. The Section Chief must actively participate in patient care through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care and other similar activities. The Section Chief is responsible for coordinating and providing urology surgery consultation throughout the medical center. The Section Chief of Urology is responsible for recruiting qualified physicians to perform comprehensive and specialized patient care and teaching.
PCS is not authorized.
Relocation/recruitment incentive has been authorized.
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
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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.
BC/BE in Urology.
Proficient in spoken and written English (for patient care).
Preferred Experience: proficient in both laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Proficiency in the use of various computer programs for patient care. Supervisory experience is a plus.
Important Items to Note:
Salary will be determied by a Compensation Panel of your peers.
This position is a supervisory position.
This position will remain open until filled.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light carrying less than 15 pounds. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Walking 1 hour. Standing 2 hours. Mostly sitting. 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 other eye. Ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted). Working with hands in water. Working closely with others.
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.Applicants must, therefore, only report 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 tocite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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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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