The Miami VA Healthcare System is seeking a full-time vascular surgeon in the Operative Care/Surgical Service at the Miami VA Healthcare System. The incumbent is expected to have extensive experience in performing open and endovascular procedures, and have experience reading vascular lab studies. Duties for this position will include teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. A strong commitment to academic pursuits and clinical or basic research is required; the incumbent's duties will be divided evenly between clinical work and research. Dedicated research time and support to obtain VA grants will be provided. Successful candidates must have credentials to qualify for faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. The successful candidate must qualify for a full-time VA appointment and, as a minimum, a faculty appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor level with the University Of Miami School Of Medicine.
Work Schedule: Mondays thru Fridays - 8:00am to 4:30pm, with on-call after hours and also week-end on-call coverage.Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Board Certified in General and Vascular Surgery
Extensive Experience in performing open and endovascular procedures
Extensive Research experience with a field of interest compatible with the Veteran Affairs mission
Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: The work requires some physical exertion including periods of walking, standing, regular and recurring bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects such as assisting patients on and offoperating tables. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(Copy of MD License)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 (Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1937852.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.