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Physician, Vascular

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Columbia
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise -"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for highly qualified candidates.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.As a Vascular Surgeon working in the Surgery Service, you will:



  • Be responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history and physicals, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed.
  • Be responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and expected treatment regimen. The Veterans' Administration pays particular attention to informing Veterans to the risks as well as benefits of upcoming surgical procedures.
  • Be asked to participate in various hospital committees.
  • Be expected to keep up your CME requirements in order to maintain license and specialized certification.
  • Work effectively with the patients and coworkers and will treat other healthcare professionals and patients' family with respect and dignity.
  • Be responsible for understanding the Medical Bylaws of this facility.
  • Serve as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and will train medical students, medical residents, and midlevel providers. The ability to obtain an academic appointment with our university affiliate is essential.


    Vascular surgical procedures would include both endovascular and open procedures, but not be limited to: carotid endarterectomy and vascular procedures of the iliofemoral system and aorta as well as renal dialysis access.

    It is estimated that the vascular surgeon's position will be approximately 95% clinical and 5% administrative.

    There may, at times, be a requirement for knowledge of general surgical procedures which are not complicated which may include appendectomy, cholecystectomy and herniorrhaphy.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the service.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    7/23/18 Announcement amended to include the following statement:

    The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Acceptance into the program is based on the availability of funds and is not guaranteed. For additional information, you may contact Sheri Hanna, EDRP Coordinator, at 803-776-4000 ext 6735 or Tamika Henderson, Alternate EDRP Coordinator, at 803-776-4000 ext 4346.

    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: Board Certification is highly preferred.

      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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeating bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

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