The Urology section of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans health system is seeking a board eligible/certified fellowship trained Urologic Oncologist to join our academic practice with three full-time and one part-time urologist. Last year, the urology service had ~10,000 patient visits and performed ~800 surgeries and draws from a large catchment area. A new urology clinic opened in 2012. Youshould have broad experience with all aspects of surgical and office based urologic oncology and will be responsible for laparoscopic, endoscopic and open complex urologic oncology surgery from pre-operative evaluation to post-operative follow up. You will be expected to serve as a mentor and teacher for urology residents in an accredited urology program and medical students. You will also supervise mid-level providers; there are six in the practice. Protected time for research will be available for interested applicants. Qualified applicants can receive an academic appointment at the University of Florida at the appropriate rank.
Tour of Duty: Full-Time; Mon-Fri; 7:30am-4:00pm (Physicians are also responsible for on-call duties as assigned, in rotation, and to comply with procedures regarding on-call responsibilities.)
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.).
Education. 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:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) 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.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Licensure and Registration
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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
1. Completion of 2-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology.
2. Training emphasized on clinical practice including open and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
3. Broad experience with all aspects of surgical and office based Urologic Oncology.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements. There are no physical requirements for providers.?,They must only be able to practice medicine according to their privileges, in a manner that presents no danger to themselves or others.
Attention: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type: *CV
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options.The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1857622.
NOTE:If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.