The Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is recruiting a full-time Staff Gynecologists to join a dynamic team of dedicated providers and ancillary staff. If hired, the applicant will join a team providing compassionate healthcare to our female veteran population. The selected provider will report directly to the Section Chief of Gynecology, under the Surgical Service Careline. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: 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. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. ["Dedicated to patient-centered care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state-of-the-art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona, comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona, and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model with opportunity to gain clinical faculty status at the University of Arizona. Gynecology Responsibilities: Offer patient care for female veterans including prevention, health maintenance, comprehensive contraception, infertility assessment, as well as evaluation and management of uterine bleeding, prolapse, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. Perform gynecologic surgeries, including advanced laparoscopic and operative hysteroscopic cases. Robotics experience is a plus, but not required. Newly renovated OR suites with Olympus towers and a da Vinci Xi system are available on site. Provide office based gynecologic procedures, including LEEPS and same day insertion of IUDs and Nexplanon subdermal implants. Educate other providers on women's health needs via electronic, phone, or in person consultation. Didactic presentations to medical staff on women's health are encouraged. Take low volume home-based call after hours. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nTelework: At management's discretion\nCompressed/Flexible Schedule: At management's discretion\nVirtual: No\nFinancial Disclosure: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.