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This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be referred bi-weekly until filled/closed. Serve as a Ophthalmology Physician for Muskogee Oklahoma Surgery Service Center. Evaluating, diagnosing, and providing treatment to patients. Preforming surgical and nonsurgical procedures to all patients. 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 certification by American Medical Association (AMA) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Moderate Lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light lifting under 15 pounds, Light carrying under 15 pounds, Pushing (6-8 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (6-8 hours), Standing (6-8 Hours), Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Both legs required, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Hearing (aid may be permitted), Mental & emotional stability, Protracted or irregular hours of work, Working with others and Working alone. ["Duties may include but are not limited to: admission, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, providing consultation, ordering diagnostic studies and procedures, and performing surgical and nonsurgical procedures on patients of adult age involving the eye, eyelid and orbit affecting the eye, including its related structures and visual pathways. Specific procedures may include: - Anterior vitrectomy - Cataract surgery with and without implantation of intraocular lens - Intraocular lens exchange - Intravitreal injections - Laser procedures: trabeculoplasty, iridotomy, iridoplasty, capsulotomy, retinal photocoagulation and repair of retinal tears - Laser surgery of the retina - Reconstructive eyelid and adnexa surgery - Secondary lens implantation - Micro-invasive glaucoma procedures - A and B scan ultrasound examination - Conjunctival surgery including pterygium excision with graft, non-malignant tumors, biopsy and ocular surface reconstruction - Corneal surgery including laceration repair, keratectomy, ocular surface procedures, biopsy and removal of foreign body - Fluorescein angiography - Oculoplastic procedures including blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, ectropion repair, entropion repair, direct brow lift, punctoplasty, repair of eyelid laceration, removal of eyelid mass with or without graft or flap, biopsy and removal of lid and periocular lesions, incision and drainage of lid or periocular lesions - Plastic repair and reconstruction of lid - Probing and irrigation of lacrimal system - Removal of anterior segment foreign body - Repair of ruptured globe - Retrobulbar or peribulbar injections for surgical and non-surgical delivery of medication - Trabeculectomy with or without antimetabolites Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): N/A Appraised Value Offer (AVO): N/A Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized: 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact- Shannon.Glover1@va.gov or 918-616-9011, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. 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"]
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