The Comprehensive Ophthalmologist will be responsible for admitting, evaluating, diagnosing, consulting and ordering/prescribing medications to treat Ophthalmology patients. This physician reports administratively and clinically to the Chief, Ophthalmology Section, in addition to the Chief of Surgical Service. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Operative and non-operative care, surgical interventions, laser procedures, and injection procedures to correct or treat anterior segment ocular pathology in addition to the basic duties of an ophthalmologist Diagnostic techniques include corneal topography, pachymetry, confocal microscopy, and anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy in addition to the basic diagnostic and examination skills of an ophthalmologist. Provides a full range of surgical, medical, laser and injection based anterior segment services. Supervises University of Tennessee Ophthalmology residents in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment illnesses and injuries Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate. Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM with the possibility of call Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.