Physician (Staff- Neurotologist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 11/04/2019
Description Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

This position is in support of Surgery Service and is located at our University Drive (Oakland, PA) facility.

The incumbent will work at VAPHS treating patients with ear disease/hearing disorders providing clinical and surgical care. Position involves leading the existing Cochlear Implant program that attracts patients from across our VISN and beyond with experienced Audiology team. Surgeon will work cooperatively with experienced Head and Neck Surgeon team on oncologic cases involving temporal bone, and perform lateral skull base surgery when necessary. This position involves direct teaching of medical students and residents of all levels in clinic and OR with opportunity to become involved in University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology Neuro otology division. Candidates should be BE/BC by ABOTO and have completed fellowship in Otology NeuroOtology in ACGME accredited program.

Preferred Experience:
  • Training in skull based procedures
  • Qualified and credentialed in intracranial surgery
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.

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.
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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