We care for Heroes! Veterans depend on us, we depend on professionals like you. Our values unite us, guide our actions/decisions daily. At North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, this means: It's About the Veterans. You Support a Safety Culture; Commit to Zero Harm; Learn, Inquire and Improve; Embrace a Duty to Speak Up; Have Respect for People; and Ensure Clear Communications. We are committed to a Whole Health System of patient centered care and employee wellness. 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. 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: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will remain on file through December 29, 2023. Eligible applicants will be referred each month as vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. The Urology section is seeking a board eligible or board-certified Urologist to join the practice at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. We are looking for individuals with broad experience in all aspects of clinical urology. The Urologist will provide direct patient care to our unique Veteran population. Duties and responsibilities include, but is not limited to: Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic Call - No call required Are nonoperative, but this could be accommodated with Operating room time if desired at the Lake City VAMC. In addition, the Tallahassee OPC has a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center on site with great potential once fully staffed. Seeing a variety of disease processes, including workup and management. Procedures typically includes Cystoscopy, Prostate biopsy, Vasectomy and Urodynamics Need to be willing to supervise nursing staff, ARNP's and Physician assistants on site Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic Procedures typically includes Cystoscopy, Prostate biopsy, Vasectomy and Urodynamics Seeing a variety of disease processes, including workup and management. Are nonoperative, but this could be accommodated with Operating room time if desired at the Lake City VAMC. In addition, the Jacksonville OPC has a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center on site with great potential once fully staffed. Call - No call required Applicants need to be willing to supervise nursing staff, ARNP's and Physician assistants on site. Gainesville Veterans Hospital Expected to serve as a mentor and teacher for urology residents in an accredited urology program as we always have a PGY 2 and PGY 5 resident on service. The opportunity exists but is not expected to participate in lectures, research and other hands on teaching activities with the urology residents. Supervision - We have 7 midlevel providers (ARNP's and PA's) therefore supervision of their duties is required. Call Typically split among the VA and University faculty. Call is taken in 1 week increments and usually amounts to 1 call period every 8-10 weeks. Research - Ample opportunity exists but is not expected. An operative heavy service. We have OR's in Gainesville as well as an outpatient surgery center in Lake City. We have an expanding robotics program with new Davinci Xi dual console robot. We have ability to handle all levels of operative complexity. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See \"Additional Information\" section below for more details. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, with rotating tours of duty as needed. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Urologist) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required 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"]
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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.