The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) is seeking applications for the position of staff physician Hematology & Oncology program. The position would require obtaining affiliation with an academic institution affiliate, Louisiana State University Medical Center. We're seeking a board certified, full-time permanent hospital employed physician to join our Hematology/Oncology department at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Hospital. Our ideal candidate will enjoy clinical practice and teaching and be board certified in Oncology, Hematology certification desirable. We are specifically seeking someone to focus in solid tumors with GI and sarcoma/melanoma as well as hematology. Join a department that is expanding to better serve Veteran patients! The OBVAMC is located in Shreveport, LA and is the Flagship for the Overton Brooks VA Health Care System (OBVAHCS) - a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1a (high complexity) facility. The Hematology & Oncology Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 45,000 veterans in an area to include in fifteen (15) Louisiana parishes, five (5) counties in Southern Arkansas and ten (10) counties in East Texas. Join a department that is expanding clinical area to better serve veteran patients!
The Staff Physicians have a major teaching role within the division including its fellowship program. Academic activities includes serving as principal investigator of clinical trials in the field of specialization, administrative oversight of regulatory requirement and compliances with IRB regulation in human research, development of specialty oncology program, clinical and basic science research effort. The position includes a major role in the clinical, research, administrative and educational programs of the Hematology/Oncology Section. The physician will take part in supervision and education of fellows and residents, participate in didactic sessions, conferences and give presentations and lectures to trainees. The physician provides educational training for Hematology/Oncology Residents, Medical Students and Hem/Onc fellows. Applicants must be eligible for appointment at the VA. The ideal candidate for the staff physician positions will be suitable for academic appointment at the Louisiana State University at the level of assistant, associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and/or clinical excellence. The clinical activities of the Section of Hematology/Oncology span the breath of the subspecialty and are strongly supported by surgery, pathology, radiology and the other Faculty members of Medicine Service.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
- Must be U.S. Citizen Non-US Citizens may be considered
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.
- Board Certification in Hematology & Oncology is preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Additional board certification in Internal Medicine is preferred.
The Louisiana city of Shreveport is one of the state's largest cities and also the seat of Caddo Parish. Seated on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport is linked in many ways with its sister city on the other side of the river, Bossier City. Many refer to the two cities as "Shreveport-Bossier." Situated in the northwest corner of the state near the borders of Texas and Arkansas, Shreveport serves as the commercial and cultural center of the tri-state region, a region which is widely considered to be the border between the West and the South.
The Red River is the heart and soul of Shreveport, a cultural and gaming center on the Louisiana/Texas border. Riverboat casinos evoke the glamour and mystery of the past while providing modern travelers with thrills and excitement. If the tables aren't your style, take a trip over the neon-lit Texas Street Bridge to the horse-racing at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Shreveport's thriving sister city. Visitors can explore the city s expansive Louisiana Boardwalk that includes a huge shopping and entertainment complex and enjoy the area's fine waterfront dining. Shreveport is also renowned for its historic landmarks and sizzles in the summertime with a temperate climate for the rest of the year.
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 of Maternity or 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.