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The Loma Linda Veterans Administration Health Care System Surgical Service is seeking a full-time Physician (Urologic Oncologist) to provide urologic care to our veterans. The Physician (Urologist) reports directly to the Service Chief of Surgical Service. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: 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. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible; Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology with an emphasis on robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluatio ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The major duties for this position include the clinical, administrative, academic and research components of patient care and treatment for those requiring urology care. There will be a primary emphasis on Urologic Oncology. Care will be provided in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. The Urologist will perform the duties of a physician surgeon in the Section of Urology as follows: Analyze patient's medical history, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure. Follow established surgical techniques during operations. Operates on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patient's functions. Perform all of the elective, urgent and emergent functions of the specialty. Provides surgical treatment for genitourinary pathology including major and minor procedures of the abdomen, pelvis and retroperitoneum (both open and minimally invasive surgery to include laparoscopic and robotic surgery). Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Prepare case histories. Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons. Ensure personal qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with VA and community staff, adherence to ethical standards, eliciting cooperation, attendance/participation in clinic meetings and peer councils. Skilled in providing patient care and in coordinating the activities of other health care providers (residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners when available). Effective co-worker and teacher for staff physicians, medical students and residents assigned to their area. Demonstrate research abilities. Available on a 24-hour basis to provide consultation and care for veterans. Participates in rotation of on-call duties based on monthly call schedule to include nights, weekend and holiday call. Perform all duties required to evaluate new patients, consults and follow-up in a clinic, ward or ICU setting. Fulfill all administrative duties relevant to patient care, particularly CPRS documentation, the Joint Commission, VHA policy and guidelines and local hospital policies. Provide appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, illness, possible outcomes and case management. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM\nTelework: No Virtual: No\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentives: Not authorized\nPCS: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Required or Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.