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Physician (Orthopedic/Urology)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

Candidates must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision.

Orthopedic Duties: Orthopedic surgeons treat patients' musculoskeletal systems. They care for patients who have problems with their bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Orthopedic surgeons treat both chronic and acute pain and injuries. Acute conditions are more likely to require prompt action by an orthopedic surgeon. These include injuries such as broken bones, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and ruptured disks

Urology Duties: Urologist will demonstrate the ability to work within VA infrastructure and VA guidelines. Must possess comprehensive expertise in Urology including general, endoscopic, minimally invasive, and open urologic procedures. The duties will include the delivery of outpatient and inpatient urologic care to Veterans, and participating in performance improvement, quality improvement and medical education activities.

Work Schedule: Full-time

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

EDRP: The person selected for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) for highly qualified candidates.

Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be eligible for highly qualified candidates.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.
  • Completion of 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.


    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: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm. Functional requirements include light lifting under 15lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.None

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • 10-2850
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

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