Physician (Plastic Surgeon)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
  • Apply a wide range of professional theories, assessment methods and techniques to care for critically ill patients and those with plastic surgical problems.
  • Develop coherent treatment strategies and incorporate new clinical procedures.
  • Provide professional advice and consultation in critical care areas related to treatment of plastic surgical conditions.
  • Supervise and manage professional staff, especially residents and Advanced Practice Providers.
  • Assess qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees.
  • Work effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
  • Diagnose and treat medical and surgical disorders using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care.
  • Responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history & physicals, and admission of plastic surgery patients as needed. Clinical duties include but are not limited to Operating Room (experience in wide variety of standard plastic surgical procedures and operations), in-patient rounds, Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinics.
  • Perform a wide variety of plastic surgical procedures.
  • May supervise residents from the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program/ University of Arizona, Mayo Clinic and other training programs, as well as medical students from University of Arizona, Mayo Clinic and Podiatry students and residents who rotate through the Plastic Surgery Service.
  • Required to participate in all surgical quality/performance improvement initiatives as appropriate, including VASQIP.
  • Participate in plastic surgery night call and perform emergency plastic surgical procedures.
  • Responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and treatment regimen.
  • Assess Veterans' risks and benefits associated with surgical procedures, and will provide appropriate informed consent so Veterans fully understand the important risks and benefits of surgical intervention.
  • Complete all electronic, clinical, daily charting and documentation required by the Medical Center in a timely manner as appropriate, including outcomes reporting as appropriate.
  • Consult with Medical Center staff on many patient care issues.
  • Discuss the untoward event, including the patient's options for second medical opinion or legal action, and will document these discussions in the chart (CPRS) with patients.
  • Work effectively with patients and coworkers, and will treat other health care professionals and patients' family with respect and dignity.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives:No
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
NoneSimilar jobs
    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:No

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:YesEducation
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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