The Tucson VA is the principal teaching affiliate with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Medical students, residents, and fellows rotate at our facility. Therefore, the selected candidate will also be eligible for an appointment with the University of Arizona. The Tucson VA is a tertiary care facility providing a full range of clinical services including cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. It has been a flagship quality provider within the VA and was a 2012 winner of the prestigious Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence Award.
We are currently seeking skilled physicians holding an active and clear state medical license. Live where the country vacations in the winter. Home of the University of Arizona. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Emergency physician to provide care for Veterans. See acutely ill patients with complex medical problems who have served their country.All backup specialties available, including neurosurgery ENT and GYN. No admission orders. We offer 10 hour shifts, double and triple coverage. The ED PA sees less acute patients in triage. Physician performs clinical duties in the 19-bed Emergency Department which operates 24/7 for the current 26,000 patients seen annually. Teaching and administrative opportunities available. We offer a generous 401k matching. A Federal pension is available after onlyfive years of service. Successful candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona. The University of Arizona EM residents and medical students rotatewithin the department. The physician is required to maintain ACLS/BLS/ Intubation proficiency and certification. Preferred experience: board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine. Clinical Contact: Dr. Randall Bennett, MD, FACEP, Emergency Dept. Director, 520-904-3221, or Randall.email@example.com.
Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:
* 26 days paid vacation per year
* 13 days sick leave per year
* 10 paid holidays
* 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
* Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
* Pay for performance up toan amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
* Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education
* Liability protection
* Federal Employee Retirement-Further Revised Annuity Employee Plan (FERS-FRAE)
* Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
1. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
2. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
3. 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.
4. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine.
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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in an outpatient setting under normal and emergent conditions. Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 45 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 6 hours per day; repeated bending up to 2-4 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes: (Please note that applicants who fail to submit all required documents will not be considered for this position.)
2. Responses to the questionnaire
3. If claiming Veterans Preference, you must include a copy of your DD-214. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.
To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
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 1868325.
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.