Department of Veterans Affairs
San Antonio, Texas
Closing date
Sep 4, 2024

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Full Time
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We are seeking a board-certified dermatologist physician to join our team and provide high-quality care to our nation's veterans. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate and skilled clinician with a commitment to providing excellent patient care.

The Reward of Working with Our Nation's Veterans:

Working with our nation's veterans is a rewarding experience. Veterans have served our country with honor and dedication, and they deserve the best possible care. As a dermatologist physician at the South Texas VA Healthcare System, you will have the opportunity to provide that care and make a real difference in the lives of our veterans.

You will also be part of a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who are committed to providing excellent care to our veterans. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment where you can grow and develop your skills.

If you are looking for a meaningful career where you can make a difference in the lives of others, then we encourage you to apply for this position.

Clinical Duties

The staff Dermatologist is expected to remain privileged and practicing in their specialty field. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board. All physicians must meet the following qualifications:

1) Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. The practitioner should be able to function independently of the main campus. The practitioner should be able to perform basic dermatologic procedures such as the excision of benign and malignant skin lesion, biopsies, phototherapy, patch testing, use of biologic therapy, cryotherapy, topical chemotherapy.

2) Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

3) Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.

4) Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.

5) Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession.

6) Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care. The practitioner will be trained in the use of the internet for referral of cases to the main campus.

7) Supervision of dermatology resident and co-signing of notes.

8) Participate in on call with dermatology residents.

9) Practitioners are expected to provide inpatient and consult service during off tours (nights, weekends, and holidays) as needed by the organization.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


$300,000 - $375,000 per year plus and unmatched benefits package.

  1. Competitive salary and benefits package
  2. Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our nation's veterans
  3. Collaborative and supportive work environment
  4. Opportunities for professional development and growth
  5. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized
  6. EDRP: Up to $200,000 in repayment. ($40,000/yr up to 5 years)
  7. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
  8. Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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)
  9. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
  10. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
  11. Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
  12. CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
  13. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  14. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

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.
  • Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Licensure and Registration: 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
  • Physical Requirements: See outlined below.
  • English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Preferred Experience:

  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Dermatology
  • Completed a ACGME Dermatology residency

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