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    Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastic Surgeon

    Health Care System
    Des Moines, IA 50301
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    The Oculoplastic Surgeon reports to the Chief of Surgery at VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, Iowa. Oculoplastic surgery is a subspecialty of Ophthalmology. Physician is responsible for performing invasive and non-invasive surgical services as established in the current delineation of clinical privileges. The oculoplastic surgeon will provide oversight to ophthalmology residents who perform or assist with surgical cases.


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2020.

    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.

    Preferred Experience: Expertise in invasive and non-invasive oculoplastic surgical services.
    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: Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful.
    All physicians may be required to maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification as indicated per medical center policy.


    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:
    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.


    VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
    Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.
    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



    Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing examination, surgical consultation, and develop treatment and follow-up plans.
    • Responsible for the evaluation and management of clinical patients in the outpatient setting, performing surgery as appropriate (outpatient only) and managing patients post-operatively.
    • The physician spends most of their time on the following: Ophthalmic Surgery; Attending on Surgical Service and; Caring for patients in the outpatient Surgical clinic.
    • Provide ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment.
    • Expertise in invasive and non-invasive surgical services as established in their current delineation of privileges.
    • Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Documentation must be completed within VHA guidelines and By Laws.
    • Provider will participate in discharge planning and interdisciplinary patient care plan activities in relation to inpatients.
    • Maintain skills, proficiencies, and professional knowledge necessary to maintain licensure and to perform clinical scope of practice.
    • Patient care may be delivered via face-to-face, Tele-health, or phone consultation, as well as consultation via face-to-face encounters, My Healthy Vet (email via computerized patient record chart), and electronic-consults.
    • Required to attend staff meetings, serve on committees, teams, workgroups, and peer reviews as requested.

    Work Schedule: Typical work hours will be determined based on clinic work-load to accommodate both medical and surgical needs. On call duties will be assigned as necessary and appropriate.

    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.

    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • Other (1)
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcrip


    Experience: Min:N/A Max:5.0 year(s)

    Functional area of job: Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare / Medical / R&D

    Domain: Health Care

    Qualifications: Graduate

    Specialization: Medicine or osteopathic medicine

    Posting ID: 564762627Posted: 2020-08-09