Job opening: Physician (Ophthalmology)
Salary: $300 000 - 400 000 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
James A Haley VA Ophthalmology Section, Surgery Service Line is looking for a Board Certified Ophthalmologist to render direct patient retinal and posterior segment care, performance of retinal intra-vitreal injections, quality improvement initiatives and supervision of fellows, residents, and medical students. The ideal candidate will have a strong scope of retina, uveitis, and ocular oncology experiences, including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration treatments.
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Eligible applicants will be referred until all vacancies are filled.
The Physician (Ophthalmologist) duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Attending required staff meetings, communicating up and down the chain of command and helping prepare heads-up and issue briefs related to adverse patient outcomes at the direction of the Section Chief.
Clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter and open consult maintenance, CPRS documentation requirements, monitoring of clinic management. Maintains involvement in matters concerning clinic productivity, relevant performance measures, Quality and Patient Safety oversight, as well as process improvements (system redesigns).
Conducts clinics several times per week.
general retina/uveitis clinics and procedure (intravitreal injection) clinics
general follow-up of intraocular (e.g., choroidal) oncology patients
Performs and supervises retinal laser procedures in the laser room.
Performs and supervises fluorescein angiographies.
Provide non-operative Ophthalmology hospital rounds for ophthalmology patients when needed.
Document services through appropriate notes, such as History and Physical, Progress notes, Procedure notes and Discharge Summaries.
Participates in morbidity and mortality reviews and conferences.
Educates residents, fellows and medical students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic medical retina and uveitisservices.
Performs administrative duties involved in the proper functioning of the Ophthalmology Section, Surgery Service Line.
Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitoring and coordinating educational activities, and complying with necessary trainee supervision requirements.
Performs ophthalmologic procedures on patients including related admission, consultation, and ophthalmic care to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses and injuries.
Makes preliminary diagnosis; directs, prescribes or provides treatment, arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required.
Training and familiarity with diagnosis and state-of-the-art management of patients with disorders of the retina.
Medical retina and comprehensive ophthalmology scope of practice.
Actively participates in Emergency and On-Call schedule.
Provides comprehensive ophthalmology care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients.
Management of patients during their inpatient course, using consultants when appropriate and performs inpatient consultations on patients from other services.
Conducts outpatient clinics; reviews patients' medications, diet, course of therapy, adherence to management plan and patient observations; modifies management plan as indicated; and instructs and counsels patients as required.
Serves as a consultant to primary care physicians and accepts referrals and outpatient consultations from other providers.
Functions in a teaching capacity by educating others (patients, staff, trainees, and/or seminar participants, etc.) in the assessment, treatment, management and evaluation of ophthalmologic disorders.
Refers patients as appropriate; works closely with allied health professionals; and participates in the Surgical Department Quality Assurance and Peer Review programs.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible *See "Additional Information" section below for more details.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
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.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Must be Board Certified in Ophthalmology.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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 pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- Address James A Haley Veterans Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
- Name: Terrence Clark
- Phone: 469-785-5997
- Email: [email protected]