Ophthalmologist (Surgical or Medical/Non-Surgical)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Redding, California
Internal Number: 629119300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Best qualified applicants would be Board Certified in Ophthalmology. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["More About the Area:\nhttp://www.visitredding.com/ Spectacular Redding, CA boasts a grand total of 250 beautiful days a year, Redding California is nestled at the end of the Sacramento Valley. This hidden California jewel offers immense recreation, living and business opportunities, and affordable living. Redding is bisected by the world-class fly-fishing Sacramento River and is close to skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, and boating at Lassen National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the renowned Shasta Lake. Redding is the major regional center of Northern California for health and legal services, retail shopping and employment. There are two major hospitals. Redding also has great schools. There are three major high schools, six middle schools, 46 elementary schools, 4 charter schools, and 30 private schools, and five colleges and universities. If you love the outdoors, this is the place for you! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA Northern California Health Care System is looking for a committed Surgical or Medical (Non-Surgical) Ophthalmologist to join our team in Redding, CA! Become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans in this rural health facility. The incumbent will provide clinical management of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Basic Cornea, Glaucoma, and Retina disorders required for this truly comprehensive ophthalmology practice. Local Ambulatory Surgery Center contract pending for VA ophthalmologist to perform ocular surgery at the ASC. Full suite of imaging modalities with two highly trained technicians. Four lanes available for you and an OD. Laser/ Medical management of Glaucoma and/or Intravitreal Injection skills for Retinal disease a plus, but not required. Help us to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, hours negotiable"]
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.