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Otolaryngology Opportunity

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Huntington, West Virginia
Closing date
Apr 7, 2025

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Specialty
Otolaryngology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
OTOLARYNGOLOGY OPPORTUNITY

The Hershel "Woody" Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va. is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility that provides primary care and specialty health services, including radiology, cardiology, mental health services, women’s health care, prosthetics, general surgery, bariatric surgery, pain management, palliative care, sleep medicine and more.
Based on the 2022 All Employee Survey (AES) of all U.S. VA’s, the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center was ranked as:
  • #1 Best place to work in the VA System
  • #1 Highest employee satisfaction in the VA System
  • #1 Most highly recommended organization in the VA System
Major Duties / Responsibilities
The Otolaryngologist will meet the needs of customers while supporting the medical center and service missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (patients, visitors, volunteers, and all medical center staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. The focus of this position is on the provision of surgery services to Veterans enrolled at the Huntington VA Medical Center. Our Veterans are typically between 18 and 70 years of age. This position requires the incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of the particular needs of these types of patients. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in respect to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved.
Compensation / Benefits:
  • Excellent compensation – Great base salary, based on qualifications, with annual performance pay, biennial market pay raises & annual cost of living pay raises
  • Sign-on Incentives available – Will be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (EDRP) - Up to $200,000 in student loan forgiveness available – based on work commitment.
  • Excellent daily work schedule – Monday thru Friday – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with potential for some weekends
  • Limited on-call coverage
  • Generous time away from practice – 26 days of annual leave, 13 annual sick days and 11 paid federal holidays
  • Annual CME allowance with 5 days for attending CME events
  • Malpractice – Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) / 401K with up to 5% in VA matching contributions vested after 3 years
  • Qualify for defined federal pension after 5 years of federal service
  • Insurance – Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care available
  • Contract - No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
The quality of life in Huntington, WV is high, and the cost of living is low. The area offers a four-season environment with lake and river recreation, as well as a rich array of arts and cultural experiences. Huntington is home to award-winning public schools, magnet centers and the national & internationally ranked and acclaimed Marshall University.
Shopping areas include the Huntington Mall, the largest mall in West Virginia and the downtown area that includes Pullman Square – a truly modern town square that hosts a variety of festivals and special events all year around.

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