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Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible
EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
The duties of a Urologist are related to the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the genitourinary tract of male and female urinary tract conditions as well as conditions affecting the male reproductive organs. It uses the foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty. The urologist's responsibilities include treating patients who have problems with their kidneys, adrenal glands, and bladders, and treating men who experience problems with their reproductive organs, prostate, and external genitalia to include:
- Examining, diagnosing, and treating patient conditions and disorders of the genitourinary organs and tracts
- Documenting and reviewing patients' histories
- Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests
- Using specialized equipment, such as X-rays, fluoroscopes, endoscopes, and catheters
- Performing abdominal, pelvic, or retroperitoneal surgeries (open procedures, endourology, and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery) when necessary
- Treating lower urinary tract dysfunctions
- Prescribing and administering antibiotics, antiseptics, or compresses to treat infections or injuries
- Prescribing medications for patients with erectile dysfunction, infertility, or ejaculation problems
- Providing Urology consultations or referring patients to specialists
- Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including some non-surgical treatment options
- Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
- Taking call for Urology emergencies
- Collaboration with Providers for this and other specialties
- Teaching of Residents and Fellows
- Participation in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, other Services, and the Hospital as a whole
- Follow up with patients and provide appropriate medical care
- Explain the risks and dangers of surgical procedures to patients
- Follow-up in the outpatient and inpatient areas
- Make sure that surgical equipment is adequate
- Plans and executes disease prevention and health promotion programs
- Exercises command of medical units as provided by law and regulations
RequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examinationParticipation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel
QualificationsApplicants 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.
- Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
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