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Tucson, Arizona VA Medical Center - Excellent Urologist Opportunity

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

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Specialty
Urology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Background:
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) in scenic sunny Tucson, Arizona is currently looking for a urologist.

Tucson VA Medical Center | VA Southern Arizona Health Care | Veterans Affairs
At Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Job Description:
Provides a full range of Urology services to our Veterans, however, major duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs urological surgical procedures on patients, including related admission, consultation, and work-up, preoperative and postoperative care to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses and injuries.
  • Makes preliminary diagnosis; directs, prescribes or provides treatment, arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required.
  • Provides comprehensive urologic care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients.
  • Performs procedures in the Urology clinic such as cystoscopy, prostate biopsies.
  • Performs robotic and non-robotic Urologic procedures in the operating room.
  • Management of patients during their inpatient course, using consultants when appropriate and performs inpatient consultations on patients from other services.
  • Conducts outpatient clinics; reviews patients' medications, diet, course of therapy, adherence to management plan and patient observations; modifies management plan as indicated; and instructs and counsels patients as required.
  • Serves as a consultant to primary care physicians and accepts referrals and outpatient consultations from other providers.
  • Refers patients as appropriate; works closely with allied health professionals; and participates in the Surgical Department Quality Assurance and Peer Review programs.
  • Actively participates in Emergency and On-Call schedule.
  • Establish professional working relationships with other clinical service providers within the center and outlying Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS), providing telephone and e-consultations, consultations as needed and screening consults that are received for appropriateness prior to scheduling.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Permanent, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30 pm.

Requirements:
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a degree in Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must be board certified in Urology.
  • Completion of residency training
  • Must have an active and unrestricted license in any of the US States
Compensation and Benefits:
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
  • Pay: $350,000 - $400,000 per year
  • Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved
  • 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 restrictions on moonlighting.
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.

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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