Department of Veterans Affairs
Riviera Beach, Florida
Mar 26, 2019
Mar 25, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Fantastic Urology opportunity in West Palm Beach!!

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized

West Palm Beach VAMC is seeking a board certified/board eligible Urologist. The selectee will also provide a variety of services including pre-operative patient exam and assessment and performs all aspects of Adult Urological Surgery: including Laparoscopic, and percutaneous urologic surgery, Endo-urology with laser stone treatment, Prostate Laser surgery, Cryosurgery, and preferred proficiency in all Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy and Cystectomy.

Offers urology-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, ICU, ward, clinic settings as needed, to include on-call coverage. Will provide critical care related direct care as a part of a multidisciplinary critical care team. The selectee may also be involved in program planning, objectives, policies, and standards essential to delivery of quality Urological care.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized

Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States. (Must be proficient in written and spoken English.)

Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Licensure and Registration.  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.  Registration must be maintained in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency.  Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training.

Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized


  • Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part 49 days paid time off annually including 26 weekdays paid vacation (weekend vacation days do not count toward vacation); 13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays; up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); government pays up to 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; you can earn up to $15,000 annually as a performance bonus; contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not have to pay a penny for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises.
  • Also federal government offers Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance with no exams and Long Term Care Insurance. Check out Federal Benefits Handbook at this link: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/plan-information/guide/2013-guides/70-1.pdf

FEDERAL RETIREMENT: You will earn benefits toward a federal retirement as a VA Physician. Depending on your age, you can retire from federal government with as little as 10 years of service. Military service time counts and any other federal service time you have accumulated does as well.


  • VA physicians enjoy comprehensive federal benefits provided by the US Government which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary. 
  • Florida residents enjoy no state tax and a lower cost of living than the US average.
  • Check out this cost of living calculator to find out how much further you money will go by moving to Florida;
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MALPRACTICE INSURANCENone required. You are backed by the US Government if a claim arises so you don’t pay a penny and can concentrate on practicing medicine.

SALARY: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your years of experience, your specialty, board certifications and credentials as a physician.

JOB SATISFACTION: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. 49 days paid time off makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time for family and friends. You can transfer to any VA facility nationwide if you find a new opportunity and are selected for the position. There is not a more satisfying job than treating American heroes, our military veterans.

AVAILABITY TO START WORK: This position is a current vacancy and you ideally should be available to start work in the next 3 to 4 months.


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