Physician (General Surgeon)

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Orlando, FL3.9

Full-time
Duties
Summary
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Work Schedule: Primarily Monday-Friday Day Shift; will be required to participate in on-call rotation.

Responsibilities
The general surgeon is an individual who has specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management in the following areas: alimentary track; abdomen and its contents; breasts; skin and soft tissue; head and neck (including trauma, vascular, congenital and oncologic disorders - particularly tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid); endocrine system; surgical oncology (including coordinated multimodality management of the patient by screening, surveillance, surgical adjunctive therapy; rehabilitation, and follow-up). The responsibility for all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery; as well as complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions in emergency departments and intensive care units. Experience in Robotic Surgery of the abdominal contents and reconstruction of the abdominal wall using component separation are an asset.

Expected to perform the full range of general surgery procedures.

  • Provide direct patient care in out-patient clinic, in-patient setting, operating room, and Emergency Department.
  • Provide on-call services.
  • Have assigned OR block time and scheduled clinic times.
The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the new Lake Nona campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.· Other duties as assigned within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the medical center.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Subject to a Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Designated and/or random drug testing required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
Completion of a residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standard.

Physical Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.
Education
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information
Active participation in virtual care modalities is an expectation of performance, where clinically appropriate.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Note: The following documents are highly preferred.

  • Resume
  • SF-50 If you are a current or former VA/Federal Employee, submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your title, grade and step. (that is not an award SF-50).
  • OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment
  • Performance Appraisal/Proficiency
  • Copy of Licensure
  • Copy of Certification
  • Transcripts (if not mandatory for education substitution)
  • VA Form 10-2850 - Application Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists and Optometrists is available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ).
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this Checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.