This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. The Colmery-O-Neil VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time, Board Eligible or Board-Certified Ophthalmologist to join their Surgical Service team. The Ophthalmologist will perform primary clinical and surgical duties. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP is a program that will reimburse the applicant for up to $200,000 in student loans over 5 years. EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent will be expected to manage and treat a wide variety of general ophthalmic conditions to include anterior segment diseases, eyelid disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinal disorders, macular degeneration, and some ophthalmic neurological disorders. Duties will include but are not limited to: Assessing and examining patients Diagnosis and develop treatment plans Managing ophthalmic conditions, taking into consideration both medical and psychological aspects of patient care Performing surgical procedures related to injuries and diseases of the eye and visual system Perform a variety of laser surgeries with YAG SLT, and Argon lasers Collaborating with other physician specialists and medical staff in overall treatment of patient medical conditions Managing medical disorders affecting vision, such as inflammatory, vascular, neurological and genetic disorders; thyroid eye disease, diabetes and strokes Communicating with patients and family members educating them to understand their medical condition Supporting health promotion and disease prevention activities Completing clinical charting and documentation appropriately and in a timely manner. Work Schedule: 7:00am - 3:30pm, or 7:30am - 4:00pm. May include extended hours or an occasional Saturday based on patient needs. Due to the nature of work, the Physician may occasionally be required to stay later than the end or tour as required.
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