Vascular Surgeon (Physician)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Tucson, Arizona
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) professional staff is seeking a full-time Vascular Surgeon to provide quality service in our progressive, innovative health care system for our Veteran hospital population. SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Therefore, the selected candidate must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Performs a wide array of open and endovascular procedures with emphasis on complex revisional surgery, limb salvage, carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysm repair, and AV (arteriovenous) access.
  • Provides care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing examinations, surgical consultation, and developing treatment and follow-up plans.
  • Provides ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment.
  • Assists in teaching residents and fellows
Preferred Experience:
  • Board eligible or board certified in both vascular and general surgery.
  • Excellent teaching abilities as demonstrated by teaching awards and documented teaching activities during training or in practice.
  • Robust academic abilities as demonstrated by recent publications within the field of vascular surgery
  • Experience working in VA either during training or in practice.
  • Experience with systems improvement and quality assurance as demonstrated by committee involvement or publications.
Clinical Contact: Dr. Zachary Taylor (520)792-1450 ext. 16478 or

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 0730 - 1600 or 0800-1630, on call coverage required
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:
  • 8 hours paid annual leave earned per payperiod
  • 4 hours sick leave earned per payperiod
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
  • Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
  • Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
  • Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education
  • Liability protection for Federal Employees
  • Retirement - Federal Annuity Plan
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
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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.
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:Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospital setting under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling/pushing up to 6 hours per day; reaching above shoulder; both hands required; use of arms and legs; walking/standing/kneeling up to 8 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near and far vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.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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