Physician (Transplant Surgeon)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2019
Description This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) has an immediate opening for a fulltime BC/BE UNOS-certified Transplant Surgeon with fellowship training at an American Society of Transplantation Surgery certified program. Independent practice experience in abdominal transplantation and donor organ retrieval are required. The primary role of the position is organ retrieval with 24 hour availability, 28 days per month. Limited opportunity for primary surgeon duties for transplantation procedures. Qualifications for academic appointment through the University of Pittsburgh for resident and medical student teaching are required. VHA is the largest healthcare system in the United States, and VAPHS has state-of-the-art surgical technologies and serves as the acute tertiary care referral center for a large veteran population in Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. VAPHS is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.

Work Schedule: Varies
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/24/2020.
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: BC/BE UNOS-certified Transplant Surgeon with fellowship training at an American Society of Transplant Surgery certified program.

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: At times, you may encounter heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); Heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. (See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 found in your local VA Human Resources Office).

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