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Tucson, Arizona VA Medical Center - Ophthalmologist with specialty in Glaucoma Surgery in scenic...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
May 11, 2025

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Full Time
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We are seeking an Ophthalmologist with specialty in Glaucoma Surgery in the scenic sunny - Southern Arizona, Tucson- VA Health Care System.
Tucson VA Medical Center | VA Southern Arizona Health Care | Veterans Affairs
Job Description:
The SAVAHCS (Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System) is actively looking for an ophthalmologist with specialty in glaucoma to join our team of comprehensive and subspecialist ophthalmologists in sunny Southern Arizona. The clinic will primarily manage tertiary care glaucoma mixed with comprehensive ophthalmology mentoring of residents from the University of Arizona Ophthalmology Residency. This is an excellent opportunity to perform the latest MIGS (Hydrus, iStent, Xen, Micropulse, KDB) as well as other incisional glaucoma surgery with experienced eye nurses in the operating room in your own OR time as well as training residents.
Responsibilities to include clinical care, resident supervision, and training in both the outpatient and operating room settings.
The VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Experience a high quality of life with full range of Federal Government benefits.
We offer top of the line benefits including retirement, health/vision/dental insurance, performance pay and up to 55 days of paid leave per year and much more. See below for additional benefits information.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
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)
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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Full-time, Permanent, position. Shared call rotation required.
  • 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
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in any of the US States
  • ABMS Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Ophthalmology
  • Completion of Glaucoma fellowship
Community/Facility Profile:
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), located in Tucson, Arizona is a Joint Commission-accredited, level 1a complexity teaching hospital, providing tertiary-level care. The SAVAHCS offers a beautiful 150-acre campus with a full range of medical and mental health services for Veterans, including a 31-bed inpatient psychiatry/substance use acute treatment unit, a 25-bed mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program for substance use disorders (SUD) and PTSD treatment, intensive outpatient programs for SUD and PTSD, homeless programs, and more. The SAVAHCS operates a 24-hour emergency department and is the host site for various regional referral centers of excellence including the Polytrauma Network Site, the Southwest Blind Rehabilitation Center, and the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Annually nearly 1,000 physician and associated health trainees participate in health care training programs at the SAVAHCS.

Highlights of Tucson, Arizona:
Quality of Life – endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Tucson is surrounded by natural beauty that’s just a short drive from the city.
Affordable Cost of Living – low cost of living and affordable housing with scenic views in family friendly and safe neighborhoods.
Favorable weather all year round – Tucson boasts 350 days of sunshine every year and yet still offers distinct seasons meaning your days will be spent doing outdoor activities, i.e., hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing leisure walks. Is golf more your thing? Tucson offers some of the country’s best golf courses.
Great College Atmosphere – The University of Arizona is in Tucson, you’ll find the campus, shops and cafes catering to the college crowd.
Tucson is a desert city with a lot of character, history, amazing restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options.
Tucson is a great place to live for families, people who enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, running, etc.) and those who enjoy rich culture and an affiliation with a world class University. Tucson truly is a city with a friendly, small-town feel.

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