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Thoracic Surgeon

Department of Veterans Affairs
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Dec 6, 2024

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Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic
Full Time
Position Type

Thoracic Surgeon opportunity in beautiful Phoenix, AZ! Work/Life Balance, 55 Days PTO, and Outstanding VA Benefits!

Join the most noble mission in healthcare by helping Veterans thrive! The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for a Board-Certified/Board-Eligible Thoracic Surgeon. You will diagnose and treat Thoracic Surgical disorders using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care. You will be responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history & physicals, and admission of Thoracic surgery patients. You should have experience in a wide variety of standard Thoracic Surgical procedures and operations including bronchoscopy. You may also supervise residents and medical students from the University of Arizona Surgical Residency Program and other training programs, as well as trainees who rotate through the Thoracic Surgery Service.

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Compensation and Benefits:

Pay: Competitive salary (up to $400,000 annually) + annual performance bonus + regular salary increases.

Bonus: May be available for highly qualified candidates.

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).

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.

Employment Requirements:

Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State or territory. Must maintain current, full, active, and unrestricted license.

U.S. Citizenship required: non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

If you're interested in this opportunity, please e-mail your CV to Timothy A. Bernau at or call 623-920-1304!

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