Education, experience and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine final compensable annual salary. Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia is seeking one Full-time Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma Specialist). The Surgical Department is looking for a provider with comprehensive and Glaucoma experience. The Ophthalmology physician is assigned to Surgical Services, Ophthalmology Section, of the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Fellowship training as a Glaucoma Specialist is highly preferred and recommended. The incumbent will provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Ophthalmology. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care. Other responsibilities may include education of medical students and residents and/ or supervision of other staff. The Ophthalmologist is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to Ophthalmology and Optometry. Incumbent must actively participate in patient care through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care, assigned call duty, and other similar activities. Focused on total eye care prevention, wellness and eye surgery as the overriding philosophy of practice. Provide cost-effective patient care, provider while assuring adequate access and maintaining a high level of quality as measured by patient satisfaction. Complex, comprehensive eye examinations in regularly scheduled outpatient clinics. The incumbent provides complex diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic eye care to patients including laser and surgical intervention. The incumbent contributes to teaching and supervision of Ophthalmology residents in outpatient clinic and supervision of eye surgery cases in the Operating Room. The incumbent performs other directly related duties as assigned, including performance of community care referrals as needed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM (Weekends, evenings and Holidays as required)Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Relocation Incentive: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.