Physician (Plastic Surgery)
The Stratton Albany VA Medical Center is seeking a plastic/reconstructive surgeon. The incumbent will provide plastic and reconstructive surgery and is expected to have experience in performing the full range of plastic/reconstructive procedures be primarily responsible for coverage of the plastic surgery service and is expected to have experience in performing reconstructive procedures including breast, head & neck, abdominal wall, and soft tissue. The ideal candidate will have a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery but this is not required for consideration. Duties for this position will include teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. Responsibilities include managing hospitalized patients, managing all phases of plastic/reconstructive surgical and hand surgery interventions from pre-operative evaluation to post-operative follow-up, attend to plastics clinic, and a strong commitment to academic pursuits. Shared call coverage during off tour hours is required. Successful candidates must have credentials to qualify for a full or part-time VA appointment and a faculty appointment in the division of Plastic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center. Stratton Albany VA Medical Center is closely affiliated with Albany Medical Center, and therefore requires that candidates meet the criteria for an academic appointment.
Work Schedule: Part-Time, M-F (Specific schedule will be determined upon appointment)
Functional Statement Title/#: F9339
Basic Requirements:Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have:experience and/or specialized fellowship training in hand surgeryBoard eligible or board certified in in Plastic Surgery with the American Board of Plastic Surgery;Possess and maintain current BLS certification.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 8 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be approved for this position.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.