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Physician Urologist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Martinsburg
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program up to $200,000 over the course of 5 years.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.
  • Education: 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.
  • Licensure: 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.Additional Requirement: Graduate from an accredited Urologic residency training program. Board Certification: Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Urology.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pmPosition Summary: Serves as a Urologist within the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Clinical and surgical duties involve diseases of the male and female urinary tract system, kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis). The incumbent must be Board Certified or board eligible by the American Board of Urology and have extensive clinical knowledge in the area of Urologic Surgery. Incumbent may be required to provide mentoring and supervision to affiliated medical school students.Surgical Role: Participates in the operating room commensurate with technical abilities: performs preoperative and post-operative evaluation for surgical patients and discusses with staff: Surgery of Penis, Urethra, Orchiectomy (Simple-Radical), Ureter, Bladder, and Kidney. Participates in team approach to ensure appropriate patient assessments, anticipates patient care needs, prevents avoidable complications, and achieves optimal patient conditions. Acts in adherence to surgical care in accordance with ethical principles.Clinic Role: Comprehensive care of ambulatory patients in the outpatient Urology Clinic as well as care of all inpatients and patients presenting to the Emergency Department; Performs Clinic Examinations, Management of New Patient Consultations, Diagnosis and Treatment.Administrative Role: Appropriate charting including the timely documentation of patient assessment and plan of care. Completion of encounters and dictations of operative notes. Participation in committees if requested.Supervisory Controls: The Urologist will report to the section Chief of Urology as primary supervisor. Work duties must be under the supervision of the Chief of Surgery.Customer Service Requirements Effectively Communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning and implementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively in meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with management, co-workers, patients, and the general public. Incumbent will display a cooperative attitude and will effectively work together to implement the organization's missions and goals.Age Specific Criteria Age-specific care, as identified in the Age-Specific Competencies, including knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric age groups; ability to assess and interpret data about the patient's status' and ability to identify age-specific needs and provide the appropriate care based upon the age related factors noted.Interpersonal Relationships Demonstrates the ability to establish effective working relationships within the surgical department and with co-workers, patients, support service staff, nursing staff, physicians and other Medical Center staff. Maintains self-control and responds effectively to the requirements of a complex, high-intensity work situation.Let's talk BenefitsWhether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and FREE liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefit plan that includes:
    • 208 hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
    • 104 hours paid sick leave each year (with unlimited carryover)
    • 11 Federal holidays per year with pay
    • 40 hours paid absence to attend approved CME coursesInsurance:
      • Health Insurance
      • Dental & Vision
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options
      • Long-term care insurance is available as an optionFederal Retirement Plan: VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), a three-tiered retirement plan composed of:
        • FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension)
        • Social Security benefits
        • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type planWhat's going on in and around the community of Martinsburg? Something fun or interesting is always happening around the Martinsburg area. From large businesses moving to ou area like Macy's Fulfillment Center, Proctor & Gamble and BPG-USA that have boosted our economy to the rich historic tradition of Harper's Ferry, the annual Apple Harvest Festival, and numerous outdoor recreation activities off the Potomac River, Martinsburg has experienced significant residential and business growth and continues to carry the tradition of being a vibrant, family friendly community. Along with strong community support for our 35 Berkeley County public schools, you will find the prestigious St. Joseph's School right in Martinsburg, and close by St. James School in Hagerstown, MD.There's new energy and a new outlook in Berkeley County, West Virginia, including expansion of state-of-the-art medical facilities including Valley Health, West Virginia University Medicine, and expansion programs at VAMC Martinsburg including the new Women's Center, Dental building and SUD expansion programming for our Nation's Veterans.Little to big league sports fans and shop-aholics alike are also right at home in Berkeley County. WV, as we are close to multiple shopping outlets. We are also just a short drive to Frederick MD, Baltimore and Washington DC where you will find additional museums, art galleries, ballet and opera, festivals and theater shows. We are also in close proximity to the suburbs of Winchester and Loudoun County, Virginia where many of our physicians live.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 womenCompensation Information:$350000.0 / Annually - $350000.0 / AnnuallyAdditional Compensation:50.0Details:Competitive pay with FREE liability protection NEW Additional Contract Buy Out Program 208 hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave 104 hours paid sick leave each year (with unlimited carryover) 11 Federal holidays per year with pay 40 hours paid absence to attend approved CME coursesStarting At: 350000.0 AnnuallyUp To: 400000.0 Annually

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Leesburg , Physician Urologist, Healthcare , Martinsburg, Virginia

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