Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
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:
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
- 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
- Be asked to participate in various hospital
- 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
- Be responsible for understanding the Medical Bylaws of this
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia , Physician, Vascular, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina
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