Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Oculoplastic Ophthalmologist) in Des Moines, Iowa
Summary The VA Central Iowa Health Care System provides a full continuum of care between the Des Moines campus and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) and is one of the Medical Centers that make up the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). Employee selected may be expected to perform duties at other duty sites within VA Central Iowa Health Care System based on the needs of the organization. Responsibilities The Ophthalmic Physician is aligned with the Surgery/Specialty Care Service Line in the inpatient and outpatient settings at the Des Moines VA Medical Center and is an integral part of the Surgery/Specialty Care team. The physician will spend most of their time in Ophthalmic Surgery; Attending on Surgical Service and; Caring for patients in the outpatient Surgical clinic. Patient care may be delivered via face to face, Telehealth, or phone consultation, as well as consultation via face to face encounters, MyHealtheVet, and e-consults. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Performs a wide array of invasive and non-invasive services as established in current delineation of privileges Responsible to perform surgery and assist Ophthalmology residents with surgery Sees patients in consultation in both inpatient and outpatient settings Provides care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing examination, surgical consultation, and develops treatment and follow-up plans provide ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment expertise in invasive and non-invasive surgical services as established in their current delineation of privileges Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines, VHA guidelines and By Laws Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Documentation must be completed within VHA guidelines and By Laws. Maintain skill, proficiencies, and professional knowledge necessary to maintain licensure and to perform clinical scope of practice. Attend staff meeting, serve on committees, teams, workgroups, and peer reviews as requested. Supervision of Ophthalmology Surgery residents and will maintain clinical oversight and review of the resident in accordance with regulations of the Residency Review Committee and VA standards regarding resident supervision. Work Schedule: Position is intermittent, hours to be discussed with applicant. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment or relocation incentives are not authorized for this position Pay: Competitive salary and regular salary increases. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. 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: In accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 5019, this position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others to include daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. Education 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. 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. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.