The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs medical professionals who possess energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. The VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Job Overview: The Fayetteville VAMC is seeking a board certified or board eligible Ophthalmology in its Surgery Service. Retina or glaucoma specialists are also encouraged to apply. Excellence in patient care is mandatory. The incumbent is accountable to the Chief, and Associate Chief, of Surgical Services for assuring the most effective delivery of state-of-the-art ophthalmologic care by meeting or exceeding compliance standards. The Ophthalmologist part of the eye care team, and will manage the eye care needs of a population with high complexity ocular pathology consisting of cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal and diabetic eye diseases. The Ophthalmology is responsible for: Overall patient care and functions of the Ophthalmology Section of Surgery Service. Part of an interdisciplinary staff consisting of general ophthalmologists, part time subspecialists, optometrists, technicians, administrative and clerical staff. He/she is responsible and accountable for ensuring the provision of comprehensive surgical/clinical services and complies with established policies within the Department of Surgery/ Ophthalmology section. Excellent surgical and laser skills are required. Teaching surgery and supervising residents in the operating room are required. Cataract surgery will most commonly be performed, but retina or glaucoma trained specialists are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a staff model environment with other physicians serving Veterans. The Ophthalmologist will follow ophthalmology standards of care and safety policies, and implement opportunities to improve environmental and operational safety per Joint Commission guidelines. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:45a.m.-4:30p.m.
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.