VA North Texas Health Care System is actively recruiting for a full-time Ophthalmologist for the Dallas VA Eye Clinic. This position is for a comprehensive ophthalmologist who is board certified in ophthalmology, equivalent certification, or board eligible with expectation of certification in the near future. The VA offers the following benefits Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays). 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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA We have an active affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center and a UT faculty appointment is anticipated for the accepted candidate. Faculty rank will be dependent upon academic credentials and experience. To meet the qualifications of this position, applicants should have experience in resident teaching and be currently practicing clinical and surgical ophthalmology or be a recent graduate of a residency or fellowship training program. The candidate is expected to provide direct ophthalmology resident supervision in both clinic and operative setting. Therefore proficiency in anterior segment surgery is required. The candidate would also be expected to perform administrative duties in accordance with the medical staff bylaws. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding department of ophthalmology and basic scientists at UT Southwestern, as well as participation in the dynamic evolution of a progressive VA Health Care System. VA North Texas Health Care System is an integrated health care system serving veteran patients in 38 counties in Texas and Oklahoma. In addition to a wide variety of acute care and inpatient services, VANTHCS provides over one million outpatient visits yearly at Dallas, Fort Worth and our other locations. Dallas VAMC is one of the top five VA hospitals in the nation for surgery volume. The administration of Surgical Service and the Medical Center are both strongly committed to academic excellence and quality outcomes. A Competitive compensation package with extensive benefits includes: generous leave and holiday policies, a generous retirement package including a retirement savings plan with employer matching contributions, health and life insurance benefits, a wellness center and a child care center. Salary will be consistent with current physician pay guidelines. Other duties as assigned. NOTE: this announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. Applicants will be referred weekly or at the request of management until filled. 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. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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