DermatologySection Chief at the New Mexico VA Health Care System and University of New Mexico School of Medicine
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine Department of Dermatology are seeking a Board-certified/Board-eligible dermatologist to serve as a Section Chief of Dermatology at NMVAHCS. The VA's basic qualification standards may be found at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/application-process/navigating/before-you-apply.asp. Candidates must also qualify for an academic appointment at UNM at the level of associate or full professor. A candidate with a track record of excellence in leadership is preferred.
The Successful candidate will have active participation in outpatient consultations, procedures and inpatient care, administrative and leadership duties, mentorship responsibility for junior faculty, and direct involvement in undergraduate and graduate medical education including supporting the academic mission of the growing Department of Dermatology at UNM. An exciting opportunity for Residency Program Director also exists for an individual with particular interest in teaching.
Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico offer a unique environment with abundant venues for cultural, educational, athletic and recreational activities, pleasant year-round weather, excellent schools and plentiful housing choices.
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center of NMVAHCS is a tertiary teaching hospital providing cutting-edge clinical care in dermatology supported through the Medicine Service. Our patient population is diverse and the pathology quite fascinating, with a large volume of skin malignancies as well as other dermatoses, both common and rare. The successful candidate will have active participation in outpatient consultations, procedures and inpatient care, and direct involvement in undergraduate and graduate medical education including supporting the academic mission of the growing Department of Dermatology at UNM.
The University of New Mexico is the flagship academic institution for the State of New Mexico. UNM seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Please consider applying for this unique opportunity!
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician
Fair Labor Standards Act:Exempt Bargaining Unit Status Code: 8888
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Board Certification/Eligibilityis preferred, but not required, as the New Mexico VAHCS is affiliated with the University of New Mexico and is an academic facility.
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.
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:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors ) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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 1928102.
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.