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Physician-Opthalmologist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates11/27/2020 to 05/27/2021 Service Excepted Pay scale & grade VM 15 Salary $260,000 to $320,000 per yearEducation and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay Market Pay) Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryA recruitment or relocation incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. The staff Opthalmologist works under the Opthalmology service for the Abilene County Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) providing patient care to a diverse Veteran population. Responsibilities he staff ophthalmologist has a shared responsibility for operations of the facility Ophthalmology program. Specifically, they are responsible to: 1. Ensure appropriate processes are used for credentialing and granting privileges to Ophthalmology professionals. 2. Review and recommend appropriate sharing agreements, service agreements and inter-facility agreements. 3. Serve as local liaison to Ophthalmology professional organizations, government agencies, Non-VA service providers, and other departments within the facility. 4. Ensure appropriate documentation and accurate coding of completed Ophthalmology procedures based on the VHA Ophthalmology Coding Standards and Requirements which are found on the Ophthalmology Reporting and Analytics website. 5. Ensure the appropriate scope of care is provided for Ophthalmology patients. 6. Work with local leadership to develop and publish Ophthalmology policy and procedures that conform to the dictates of the National Criteria and Standards for Ophthalmology Program, VHA Handbook 1130.01. This Ophthalmology Services Policy and Procedure Manual must be readily available to all Ophthalmology personnel. 7. Make determinations on the clinical aspects of Ophthalmology eligibility. 8. Responsible for administration of the Outpatient Fee Ophthalmology program including review of treatment plans for approval/disapproval, and adjustment of submitted fees consistent with the Schedule of Maximum Allowances for Fee Ophthalmology Services. The Schedule of Maximum Allowances must be reviewed at least annually. The Ophthalmologist shall be proficient in all aspects of Ophthalmology including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Specifically, the provider should possess the expertise and competency to perform the following: 1. Perform routine and complex examinations on the eyes. 2. Diagnose optical concerns with patients appropriately. 3. Perform simple and complex optical surgeries. 4. Administer medications and/or sedate properly with optical surgeries. 5. Perform laser, biopsies, and other routine surgical procedures. 6. Perform any prosthetic Ophthalmology procedures or enter consults appropriately. 7. Perform routine endodontic procedures on single and multi-canal teeth. 8. Perform compensation and pension (C&P) exams when needed. 9. Patient care is performed in the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Big Spring campus of WTVAHCS. 10. Perform assigned administrative duties required for operation of West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) Ophthalmology Service. NOTE: this announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. Applicants received by December 11, 2020 will be considered the first cutoff and applications received after this date will be referred weekly or at the request of management. The scope of practice that a specific provider may perform is defined through the WTVAHCS credentialing and privileging process.Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays).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 stipend possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's BrochureWork Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel RequiredNot required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.Designated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processMust pass pre-employment physical examination Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.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.Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.Preferred Experience: Experienced cataract surgeon; Strong interest in teaching; Team playerReference: 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: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; and hearing (aid permitted). See VA Handbook and Directive 5019 EducationNote: 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: . 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: .NOTE: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.NOTE: If your school was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association at the time of graduation, but is no longer listed on the website, you must provide documentation of accreditation with your application packet. Additional informationVA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The 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 clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/FitnessThis job is open to Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. The public U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

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