Director General / CEO Designate
The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA is recruiting for a two full-time (40 hours per week) staff surgeons with Board Certification in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, and demonstrated expertise in the performance of endovascular procedures. The selected applicant will provide on-site patient care at our VA Medical Center campus and will be required to travel to affiliated VA facilities. Practice elements will include the full range of adult vascular surgery, including outpatient clinic care and telemedicine with VA referral sites throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware. The Crescenz VA Medical Center has a comprehensive non- invasive vascular lab, an interventional radiology and cardiac catheterization suite. Additionally, the incumbent will provide resident supervision and clinical instruction in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings.
The incumbent will be required to take call on a recurring basis as a member of the Vascular Surgery team. This activity will include on site duty during weekends and holidays. Teamwork and collaboration skills are essential to the performance of this duty. Therefore, these characteristics will be important factors in the evaluation of candidates. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a track record of excellence in clinical care, research, and education in the field of vascular surgery. In order to support Graduate Medical Education, applicants must be competitive an adjunct appointment in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
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.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Board certification is highly preferred
The incumbent will be required to take call on a recurring basis as a member of the Vascular Surgery Team, including some weekends and holidays.