Physician (Vascular Surgeon)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Jun 15, 2020
Jun 15, 2021
Part Time
Position Type
Be eligible for clinical privileges within the VA to practice vascular surgery inclusive of all aspects of diagnostic assessment, medical evaluation and management, and operative intervention.
Provide direct patient care and appropriate evaluations for patients in the outpatient clinics, in-patient settings, operating rooms and the emergency room settings. This may include patient interaction and evaluation via telehealth.
Responsible for the initial evaluation and overall workup, history and physical, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed.
Responsible for timely and comprehensive consultation on inpatients as requested from other services to augment the care of their patients.
Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
Referral, when indicated, of patients with complex health problems to other providers within the medical center or to other VA Medical Centers or to the academic affiliate.
Participate effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Ensure the practice of vascular surgery is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice psychiatric guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
Responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and expected treatment regimen.
Interpretation of vascular lab studies pertaining to the vascular surgery inpatient and outpatient services.
Work with Chiefs of Surgical and Radiological Services to standardize noninvasive vascular lab testing.
Contribute to the educational activities with the academic affiliate by working with and supervising fellows, residents and medical students.
Work with Chief of Surgical Service and Associate Chief of Staff for Education in supporting efforts to establish a VA component of the University of Oklahoma vascular surgery training program.
Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the organization.
Successful candidates will also ideally have a non-clinical interest that can be pursued through the VA such as clinical trials, basic science or public health research.

Work Schedule:Part Time (0.5), hours to be discussed with supervisor
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:
- Two year vascular surgery fellowship (5+2) or integrated vascular residency (0-5) training and be BE/BC in vascular surgery by the time of appointment.
- Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) certification.
- Eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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:This is a direct patient care position and may require long hours of standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting and positioning patients for examinations. There may also be extended periods of time sitting at a computer entering patient data.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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