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The VA Medical Center located at Tucson Arizona is the "Flagship" for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which serves over 170,000 veterans located in eight counties in Southern Arizona and one county in Western New Mexico. This 295-bed hospital provides training, primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans. Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state of the art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence. SAVAHCS is seeking a general surgeon with additional training or certification in surgical oncology and/or hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery. The candidate must also have advanced gastrointestinal experience, including open and minimally invasive major abdominal operations. Duties will include all aspects of general surgery along with advanced gastrointestinal and HPB surgery. A record of teaching and research experience is advantageous. Responsibilities will encompass surgical outpatient clinics, consultation, admission, and perioperative care of surgical patients. Advanced endoscopic and laparoscopic skill sets are required, robotic skill sets desirable. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven clinical capability. Board certification in general surgery is highly preferred. Position requires call coverage, resident teaching, and participation in quality improvement processes. Applicant must have experience in utilization of an electronic medical record. Applicant will have demonstrated experience in the supervision and teaching of surgical residents. SAVAHCS is an active teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona based upon qualifications and experience. The selected candidate must hold an active clear state medical license to provide patient-centered care to veterans. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 0730 - 1600 or 0800-1630, on call coverage required Telework: This position is not suitable for telework. Compressed/Flexible Work schedule: Not available for this position. Virtual: Not suitable for this position. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for this position. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized for this position. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized for this position. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not authorized for this position. 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, 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.