Chief of Vascular Surgery

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Asheville, North Carolina
Posted
Nov 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 23, 2022
Ref
2129177
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Seeking Talented Vascular Surgeon Chief Physician’s to Join the Section of Vascular Surgery in Ashville, North Carolina.

Position Information

The VA Ashville Medical Center in Ashville, North Carolina is actively recruiting to fill a Board Certified Chief of Vascular Surgeon physician position in Vascular Surgery with board certification candidate in our growing Vascular Surgery section.  Selected candidates will be asked to apply for a faculty appointment at Duke University medical schools. The candidate will be involved in the clinical teaching of medical students and residents. The selected candidate will report to the Chief of Staff. The selected candidate will work closely with the Vascular Surgery departments at medical centers in Durham, Fayetteville, and Salisbury VA Medical Centers in North Carolina.

The Charles George VAMC – located in Ashville, NC – is part of VA (VISN6), encompassing a main Medical Center, and three community-based outpatient clinics in Franklin, Hickory and Forest City a 23-county area of western North Carolina. The Ashville VAMC operates 119-bed acute care hospital beds and a separate 120-bed Community Living Center serving the western North Carolina area and portions of South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.  The CGVAMC has earned a 5-Star rating 6 consecutive quarters, top 10% of VA hospitals nationally, for 7 consecutive quarters.

You are invited to consider joining the team at the VA Ashville Medical Center, providing care for the world’s best patients while providing training and mentorship for residents and medical students.  You should be board certified in Vascular and a US citizen with current US licensure (any state) with no history of revocations or suspension.  Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected. 

Work Schedule: Full-time, with either a standard TOD or compressed TOD.  Night and weekend hours are not currently scheduled, however, full-time physicians are employed on a 24/7 basis

  • Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Vascular Surgery preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Board certification in Surgery is also preferred.

Community Information

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville has long been known as the “Paris of the South,” thanks to its vibrant creative community, stunning historic architecture, and rich history.

Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

A bastion of cutting-edge art and technology in the Blue Ridge, the city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past and celebrates this culture with annual events such as Shindig on the Green. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville's historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved.

There's something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville is the ultimate playground for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities.  With a wide diversity of outdoor adventures, it’s definitely an ideal destination for an active and healthy lifestyle.  Over the years, creative types and outdoor enthusiasts have continued to flock to this beautiful mountain community.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 12 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave, 11 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA, Flexible Spending Accounts, Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government, and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.  

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.

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