The VA New Jersey Health Care System Eye Care Section of Medical Service is a fully integrated team of Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Blind Rehabilitation Specialists and includes affiliated trainees from all three areas. We are currently recruiting fora full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist to fill our clinical and surgical needs. Board certification or board-eligibilityis strongly preferred.
Applicants must have sufficient clinical experience to function independently in an ambulatory care setting. The incumbent will use ophthalmic testing instruments and equipment in the performance of direct patient careto provide General Ophthalmology services for scheduled appointments, walk-ins, and add-in patients.
The incumbent will:
* Provide attending physician services to outpatient Ophthalmology
* Perform lasers and small procedures in the clinics and/or operating room with or without residents
* Perform surgical operations within the approved scope of practice
* Supervise and teach residents and medical students who are rotating on the Ophthalmology Service
* Assist in planning and leading teaching conferences for the Ophthalmology Service
* Possibly provide on-call coverage for the Ophthalmology Service on a rotating basis with other attending ophthalmologists
* Participate in departmental, careline, and institutional peer reviews, gathering and responding to reports of contact, incident reports, signed statements, and customer service complaints; and participating in root cause analyses
* Participate in the various committees as assigned by the Chief of Service
* Perform research to improve care of Veteran patients, as needed
* Secure an academic appointment at sponsoring teaching institutions as needed
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time within a Monday - Friday schedule with possible rotating on-call for evenings, weekends and holidays.
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 ofresidency 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.
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Ophthalmology. Experience teaching and supervising Medical Student/Residents. Excellent surgical skills are required for cataract surgery, laser surgery, retina surgery, cornea surgery, oculoplastic surgery, glaucoma surgery.
ACGME-accredited Fellowship Training in a Subspecialty is preferred.
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; religious; 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:Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for yourapplication, 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 provided and submit alegiblecopy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service and disability certification, and an SF-15 (if claiming 10pt preference). If youare currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days, submitdocumentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.),and dates of inpending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you toreview and track the status of your application. If you are unable toapply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to youronline application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1892972.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax thepaper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in your being found ineligible.
VA New Jersey Health Care System Employees Only: If you cannot submit your application using one of the options listed above, you may personally submit by hand your application package to: VA New Jersey Health Care System Human Resources (05LY) 151 Knollcroft Road, Building 1, 3rd Floor Lyons, NJ 07939
Phone: 908-647-0180 ext. 5433
PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR MAIL ANY APPLICATION PACKAGES TO VA NJ HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (THESE PACKAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).