Physician (Ophthalmology)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 4/12/2019
Description VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is seeking a board certified or board eligible Ophthalmologist to perform primarily clinical duties as an Ophthalmologist with core responsibilities of admission, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Veterans with illnesses, injuries, and disorders of the eye, including its related structures and visual pathways, in inpatient and outpatient settings at multiple locations in the western portion of VISN 4 areas (Erie, Altoona, Butler and Pittsburgh).Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

This position is in support of the Western Market portion of VISN 4 at the multiple VA facilities in the Pittsburgh, Altoona, Butler, and Erie areas. The duties of the position include, and are not limited to responsible to provide effective delivery of ophthalmologic patient care services at the medical center and throughout western VISN4 to include:
  • Provide comprehensive clinical and surgical ophthalmological care to Veteran patients;
  • Provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in inpatient and outpatient settings, ordering diagnostic studies and procedures, and performing surgical and non-surgical general ophthalmology procedures;
  • Supervise ophthalmology residents in inpatient and outpatient settings including the operating room and clinic procedure rooms;
  • Assist to improve systems based on evidence-based medicine, including participation in quality improvement processes;
  • Support the assessment and coordination of educational programs for resident trainees and others;
  • Effective and creative approach for teaching others involved in the delivery of eye care.
Work Schedule: Various; This position requires on call coverage outside normal business hours, as needed.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/10/2020.

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 Certified/Board Eligible

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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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