Seeking a full-time, Board Eligible or Certified Otolaryngologist to provide care in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Experience in a broad range of otolaryngology cases is required. Responsible for diagnosing and managing diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Responsible to perform head and neck cancer, surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery and laryngeal surgery. 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. Additional Requirement: None Preferred Experience: Board Eligible or Certified by the American Board/Osteopathic board of Otolaryngologist Completed Residency training in Otolaryngology. Experienced in eardrum repair, removal of tonsils and adenoids, nasal septum repair, Endocrine Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and head and neck Surgery, etc. 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: Light Lifting under 15 pounds; Straight pulling (2 hours), Pushing (1 - 2 hours), Standing (3 hours); Repeated bending (1 hour); Both Legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; 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; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: YES, Authorized to highly qualified candidates 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. The Physician (Otolaryngology) works in the field of Otolaryngology, and related Surgery. Primary practice site is the clinic in Building 17, 4th floor and Acute care wards in Building 1 located on the campus of the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Duties include but are not limited to: Reviewing medical history and conducting a detailed physical exam. Interpreting laboratory and diagnostic results. Diagnosing Otolaryngology conditions and assisting in procedures. Assessing and treating diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat and surgical conditions. Performing screening examinations and completing H&P's and progress notes. Performing basic diagnostic procedures. Prescribing both inpatient and outpatient medications. Write appropriate orders on inpatient and/or outpatient assigned to the facility. Work Schedule: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm OR Days; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm clinical days. Expected to be on call. If on call and/or needed for patient rounds after surgery or emergency call."]
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