Dallas VA Medical Center is actively recruiting a board certified/board eligible plastic surgeon, to participate in our clinical practice and teaching programs. We have an active affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a UT Faculty appointment is required for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. Applicants must be board certified or become board certified within 24 months of employment. Candidates will be expected to participate in the clinical practice and teaching programs at the VA North Texas Health Care System. Clinical responsibilities include the full spectrum of operative and non-operative management of plastic surgery patients to include: mohs reconstruction head/neck/body, hand surgery, oculoplastic reconstruction, body contouring after massive weight loss, pressure sore flap reconstruction, breast reconstruction (non-microsurgical), abdominal wall reconstruction, scrotal reconstruction, microsurgery/free-flap reconstructions, microsurgery breast reconstruction, replantation surgeries (digital, lower and upper extremity, penis), brachial plexus reconstruction, migraine surgery, keloid treatment/surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial nerve reconstruction (facial paralysis reanimation reconstruction), pediatric PRS (craniofacial - cleft palate/cleft lip, craniosynostosis, congenital hand, etc.), mandible fracture surgery, lower extremity nerve decompression surgery, peripheral nerve reconstruction, and vascularized composite allotransplantation program (still in building phase). A plastic surgeon at the VANTHCS is expected to participate in the education and training of our residents and medical students. Research clinical/basic science is strongly emphasized at our institution and candidates with such interest will be desired.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nights, weekends, holidays, and on-call may be required depending upon the needs of the service.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Plastic Surgeon) / 000000
Recruitment / Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/relocation incentives may be authorized.Basic Requirements:
- US Citizen. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Must have completed first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it 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.
-Board certification in Plastic Surgery, or Board Eligible (must obtain certification within 24 months of hire).
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 (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Crawling (up to 1 hour); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16", to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted), Sound mental and emotional stability required.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1907989.
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.