OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System located in Biloxi, Ms. is searching for a Full Time Staff Ophthalmologist.
The Ophthalmologist will provide comprehensive ophthalmology care to a variety of complex patients, in a very busy clinic. He/she will provide inpatient and outpatient care to military veterans. He/she will provide comprehensive exams, and they will be responsible to order and review diagnostic tests, as well as provide detailed treatment plans. The Ophthalmologist should have significant surgical experience, and must be able to oversee and educate ophthalmology residents clinically and surgically. He/she must be a team player and have excellent interpersonal skills The Staff Ophthalmologist is responsible for staffing and teaching a 1st and 3rd year Tulane resident in clinics and in the OR year round. The ophthalmologist will also see patients in his own clinic and perform surgery including cataract surgery as the primary surgeon. The staff Ophthalmologist serves as backup call for the residents who assume primary call. The staff Ophthalmologist is eligible to hold the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Tulane Department of Ophthalmology.
We have a bright, team oriented clinic staff, and an excellent working relationship with optometry. A generous family sensitive clinic schedule exists with 10 Federal Holiday vacation days per year, an additional 26 annual vacation days per year, 5 days paid CME leave annually (with CME allowance). A retirement savings program with eligible government matching contributions, a family health care benefits package, and paid sick leave are available.
The Eye Section at GCVHCS have part time Fee Based ophthalmologists in Corneal, Retina, Glaucoma and Oculo-plastics and Neuro-Ophthamology Specialties who see patients in the Clinics. There are 3 Optometrists seeing patients.
Our clinic volume allows an immediate large volume of surgery with little competition and with state of the art equipment in the clinic and OR which includes Catalys Femtosecond Laser, ORA, Constellation, EyeCubed, Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer, Cirrus 5000 OCT , Diopsys ERG/VEP, Optos California, Zeiss Trion YAG/Multiwave Lasers, SLT Laser, Cyclo G6 Laser and Zeiss Forum Archive and Pentacam AXL and Avedro’s KXL System for Corneal Cross Linking and Zeiss 524 Fundus Camera.
Located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, the area offers a family friendly community, world class fishing, Casinos and other outdoor activities with numerous golf courses. Biloxi is a one hour drive West to New Orleans, LA (music, theater, professional sports) and East to Mobile AL. The Florida Emerald Coast is a 2 1/2 hour drive to the East
If you are looking to practice high quality ophthalmology and have an interest in surgical volume and teaching opportunities with Tulane residents , rather than diverting time to the business aspect of insurance billing or negotiating a blue sky partnership buy in, then this is an opportunity to join a busy team providing care to our nations Veterans.
Additional Salary Information: Education and length of practice will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
Department of Veterans Affairs nationwide offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. The VHA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees nationwide work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to sub-specialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
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 any 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.
Liability Protection. VA physicians/dentists are covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The United States Government accepts responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the exercise of their official duties.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Eligible or Board Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist is strongly preferred.
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: Physical Requirements: Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing aid permitted.