VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas is actively recruiting a board certified surgeon (General or Vascular Surgery preferred) for a leadership position as Chief, Surgical Service to participate in our clinical practice and teaching programs. We have an active affiliation with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), and a UTSW faculty appointment is anticipated for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. To meet the qualifications of this position, applicants should have a minimum of 4 years experience in resident teaching and be currently practicing clinically and surgically. The candidate should additionally possess administrative experience to provide oversight for general surgeons and surgical specialists. Subspecialty training is also a plus, but not required. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff, faculty, and basic scientists at UTSW, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA health care system.
VA North Texas Health Care System is an integrated health care system serving Veteran patients in 38 counties in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to a wide variety of acute care and inpatient services, VANTHCS provides over one million outpatient visits yearly at Dallas, Fort Worth and our other locations.
Dallas VA Medical Center is one of the top five VA hospitals in the nation for surgery volume. The administration of Surgical Service and the healthcare system are both strongly committed to academic excellence and quality outcomes. A competitive compensation package with extensive benefits includes: generous leave and holiday policies, a generous retirement package including a retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions, health and life insurance benefits, a wellness center and a child care center. Salary will be consistent with current physician pay guidelines.
Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Overtime, Weekends and holidays may be required based on patient care needs.
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: Board certification in general or vascular surgery is preferred but not referred. A minimum of 4 years experience in resident teaching and be currently practicing clinically and surgically. The candidate should additionally possess administrative experience to provide oversight for general surgeons and surgical specialists. Subspecialty training is also a plus, but not required.
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. Physical Requirements:?,Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); Heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); Pulling hand over hand (2 hours); Pushing (1 hour); Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (4 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (2 hours), both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability.
3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1995925.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.