This position supports the Ophthalmology Section of the Surgery Service. If selected, you will provide support to the eye clinic, inpatient services, eye operating room, and Emergency Department. You will follow established guidelines, ethics, polices, and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, and the profession. You will function as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: Primarily responsible for providing Ophthalmology care to veterans both clinically and surgically. Responsible for resident supervision per VA guidelines. Responsible for staffing Ophthalmology clinics. Attendance at staff meetings and participation on committees assigned. Responsible for providing continuing education to nursing staff. Responsible for timely medical records, including computer order/entry. Supports Section Chief, Chief, Surgical Service and TVHS in obtaining Performance Measures. Responsible for completing all VA mandatory and assigned educational trainings. Other duties as assigned. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday -Friday, Hours TBD by Section Chief, based on the needs of the clinic.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.