Physician - Gynecologist

Department of Veterans Affairs
New York, New York
Feb 12, 2021
Feb 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
NY/NJ VA Health Care Network (VISN 2) consists of Albany, Bath, Bronx, Canandaigua, Northport, Syracuse, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (HCS), VA New Jersey HCS, VA New York Harbor HCS and the Western New York Health Care System (Buffalo and Batavia) and 46 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). VISN 2 serves more than 500,000 veterans in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offering a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services. Services include primary and specialty care, nursing home care, mental health and rehabilitation services, and domiciliary care. VISN 2 medical centers are affiliated with numerous colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey. The selected candidate will follow established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, their assigned station(s) and the profession. The specific duties of the position will be determined by the Gynecologist's Scope of Practice and will be discussed at the time of interview.

Assigned Scope of Practice:Physician - Gynecologist will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:

The Gynecologist assures the provision of high quality and safe patient care both in and outside the operating room.

Clinical assessment of management of patients in Gynecology Clinics and Emergency room

Performs Gynecology procedures in the outpatient clinic

Initial evaluation and overall workup, H&P, and admission of GYN surgery patients

Informs Veterans to the risks as well as benefits of upcoming surgical procedures

Enters notes electronically in a paperless medical record system

Provision of appropriate post-operative care

Management of patients in the emergency department, inpatient units, medical imaging departments, and ICU

Provides occasional consultative services to other service providers for inpatients and outpatients

Works effectively with patients and coworkers

Treats Veterans, Veteran's family members, and other healthcare professionals with respect and dignity

Supervision of Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants (mid-levels) and other staff as required

Participation in peer review and quality improvement activities is required to ensure quality of patient care consistent with VA regulations and Joint Commission standards

Understands and abides by the Medical Bylaws of this facility

Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery

Supports Women's Health Program

Provides education regarding Women's Health to Primary Care Providers

Work Schedule:M-F 7:30am - 4pm (Part-Time)
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Application Reminder:It's highly recommended Application for Physicians - VA Form 10-2850 alongside with your CV/Resume. Your CV/Resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Please be aware that your answers to the assessment questionnaire will be verified against information provided on your CV/Resume. Be sure that your CV/Resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. If licensure information is not included in CV/Resume, please submit a document that lists the state, license number, and expiration date for all licensure ever held. It is recommended VA Form 306 submitted to prevent delays in qualification, selection and on-boarding. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
15* Job family (Series)
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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:Board Certified/Board Eligible in Gynecology/Obstetrics

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:In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):Additionally, this position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). If selected for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official.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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