Nature: The surgical care of veterans within the scope of practice and privileges as determined by the PSB. This includes components of Research and Education related to Medicine and Surgery.
Purpose: To deliver quality surgical care to veterans and education of patients, students and residents.
Location: Inpatient, Emergency Department, Ambulatory Surgery, Operating Room and Specialty Clinic settings.
Some functions of a General Surgeon may include but not limited to treatment of disease in areas of the body:
* Diagnose internal injuries/diseases and prescribe medication or surgery.
* Order/analyze tests such as X-rays CT scans and MRI's.
* Decide whether surgery is warranted, based on the patient's choices, records, tests, condition and examinations.
* Determine if patients are fit enough to undergo surgery, explain the procedures and discuss the risks involved (i.e. Informed Consent).
* Determine the type of surgery that is needed, and other providers who will be required to perform the procedure.
* Order antibiotics, special diets, sedatives and other prescriptions for pre-/post-operative treatment.
* Schedule operations, coordinate the staff, plan the procedures and order instruments/supplies.
* Performs operations, in accordance with accepted methods.
* Perform Endoscopic procedures in accordance with facility policies.
* Create and update patient records.
* Consult with and assist other doctors.
* Refer patients to specialists and other professionals.
* Take part in Research.
* Maintain continuing education to keep current with medical knowledge and surgical techniques.
* Participate in the teaching of providers, patients, residents and students.
* Maintain certifications and licensure.
* Participation in a quality improvement program.
* Participation on committees, either facility or organizational wide.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm with call rotation
Functional Statement Title/#: General Surgeon/#000000
- 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 ofresidency training 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: Current BLS required/ACLS desirable.
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:?, Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (required).
2. Online Occupational Questionnaire (required).
3.VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists& Chiropractors.
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 1944775.
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.