Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Gulf Coast VA Healthcare System
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Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal
pay-setting process in determining the final salary (Base Pay +
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Education Debt Reduction Program
Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent
status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply
for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of
the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final
award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds.
Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of
appointment or conversion. Please contact 228-523-5627 for more
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The urologist provides services consisting of the diagnosis, care
and treatment of patients consulted through the section on an
inpatient and outpatient basis. Provides and promotes high quality
and effective care of patients, supervises and teaches residents,
and monitors and evaluates patient care through various management
The incumbent is accountable to the Chief, Surgical Service for
assuring the most effective delivery of state-of-the-art urological
care by meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Participates in
all aspects of the general urology program, including the following:
provide urological outpatient care (invasive and noninvasive) to all
scheduled and walk-in patients, inform patients (and/guardians,
caretakers and family members when appropriate) with alternative
treatment and diagnostic modes and the risks and benefits of each.
The incumbent will provide pre-operative evaluation of each patient
scheduled for elective or emergency surgery. The incumbent is
responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits, and
alternative treatments and obtaining informed consent from the
patient or guardian before conducting invasive procedures. The
incumbent is responsible for encouraging family member or
members/guardians to be involved with the patients' care, taking
after duty hours (weekdays, weekends, and holidays) call, perform
invasive procedures; cystoscopies (with intra-urethral topical
anesthetic), vasectomies, circumcisions, infrared coagulation
and/excision of genital lesions, urethral meatotomies, and dorsal
slits(with local anesthetic), and assume total responsibility for
all perioperative care for his or her patients.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with weekend,
holiday, and after-hours call.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- Physicians, All Other
- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting
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
States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found
in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); Light
Carrying (under 15 lbs); use of fingers; both hands required;
walking (2 hours); standing (8 hours); repeated bending (8 hours);
ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;
near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision
correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth
perception, hearing (aid permitted).
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here:
http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education
to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of
Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit
for that education. For further information, visit:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26
days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related
positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the
Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at
VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE
MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your
application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be
verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or
omissions may affect consideration for employment.**
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine
your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
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