Physician (Vascular)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 10/22/2019
Description Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):Authorized
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.VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is recruiting for a fulltime Vascular Surgeon. Training in open and endovascular surgery as well as vascular interventions is highly preferred. The individual in this position will be responsible for training residents and medical students. Research support may be available for qualified individuals. VAPHS offers a competitive salary and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. The facility 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: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/21/2020.
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: Training in open and endovascular surgery as well as vascular interventions 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: 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.

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