This position is located at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. The position is located in the surgical service and reports directly to the Chief of Urology. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: board certified or board eligible in Urology 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. ["Duties include, but are not limited to: provide operative and non-operative care in Urology patients to diagnose, correct, treat or rehabilitate conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the genitourinary tract to include adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, testicles, and external genitalia be qualified to approach the kidneys through the flank or peritoneal cavity. take call proportionate to other full time Urologists at this facility, including taking after duty hours (weekdays, weekends, and holidays) call responsible for involving family member or members/guardians in the patients' care collaborate with other medical providers to ensure quality, comprehensive patient care perform invasive procedures; such as, prostate biopsies, cystoscopies, vasectomies, circumcisions, treatment of genital lesions, urethral meatotomies, and dorsal slits, among others. and assume total responsibility for all perioperative care for his or her patients. provide urologic care to all Veterans to include spinal cord injury and female population including admissions, work-up, diagnosis, consultation, and prescribing or ordering medications. perform urologic procedures/surgeries such as: Excision/drainage of retroperitoneal tumor/cyst, ESWL, endourologic treatment of urolithiasis and genitourinary malignancies and benign urologic conditions, treatment of female incontinence, laser ablation of prostate, lymphadenectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, insertion of penile prosthesis and artificial sphincters, urinary diversion including bowel substitution for conduit or reservoir, ultrasonography and US-guided biopsy of urinary tract organs, and laparoscopic and/or robotic surgeries of the genitourinary tract, open surgeries of the male genitourinary tract and female urinary tract. other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm with rotational call\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/relocation incentive may be approved for highly qualified candidates\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards."]
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