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Physician (Ophthalmologist)
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.
Duties

The VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN is seeking a board certified or board eligible Ophthalmology Physician for a full time position for the Ophthalmology Section of Surgical Service.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for admitting, evaluating, diagnosing, consulting, and order/prescribing medications to treat Ophthalmology patients.
  • Responsibilities include operative and non-operative care to correct or treat conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the eye to include: prescription of lenses and surgical treatments; surgery on the orbit, extra ocular muscles, anterior and posterior segments of the eye and surrounding structures.
  • Diagnostic techniques include visual field testing, pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, and ophthalmic ultrasound. Candidate must also demonstrate significant and distinguished accomplishments in teaching, clinical research, and clinical practice.
  • Incumbent must have a proven record of scholarly works that would qualify applicant for the position and be academically involved in resident education and research.


Work Schedule: Varies depending on the needs of the facility.
Title/Functional Statement#: Physician (Ophthalmology)/#00000
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,967
$348,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/7/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.

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      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    • Basic Requirements:

      U.S. Citizenship: (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)English language proficiency

      Physical Standards: - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

      Licensure and Registration: Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

      Educational requirements: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
      • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted or
      • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
      • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
      Preferred Experience: Successful completion of an approved internship (e.g. General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Transitional) followed by a Residency program in Ophthalmology. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology or the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. Applicant has a full unrestricted medical license, and be a U.S. citizen. Completion of a Glaucoma fellowship (minimum 12 months) following completion of Residency training is required. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she has had previous experience in ophthalmology and that he/she has performed ophthalmologic and glaucoma procedures including trabeculectomy and revisions, glaucoma drainage implants, ciliodestructive procedures and phacoemulsification.


      References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G2 (Physician Qualification Standards)
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    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

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    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: RZ-18-AFA-10077779-T38-OCA

      The VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN is seeking a board certified or board eligible Ophthalmology Physician for a full time position for the Ophthalmology Section of Surgical Service.

      • The incumbent will be responsible for admitting, evaluating, diagnosing, consulting, and order/prescribing medications to treat Ophthalmology patients.
      • Responsibilities include operative and non-operative care to correct or treat conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the eye to include: prescription of lenses and surgical treatments; surgery on the orbit, extra ocular muscles, anterior and posterior segments of the eye and surrounding structures.
      • Diagnostic techniques include visual field testing, pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, and ophthalmic ultrasound. Candidate must also demonstrate significant and distinguished accomplishments in teaching, clinical research, and clinical practice.
      • Incumbent must have a proven record of scholarly works that would qualify applicant for the position and be academically involved in resident education and research.


      Work Schedule: Varies depending on the needs of the facility.
      Title/Functional Statement#: Physician (Ophthalmology)/#00000
      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required