VA North Texas Health Care System is actively recruiting for a full time Ophthalmologist for the Dallas 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 near future. This is a medical ophthalmology position with opportunity for limited resident clinic and/or OR staffing. To meet the qualifications of this position, applicants should have maintained clinical ophthalmological activity until recently. 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. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding department of ophthalmology 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. Qualifications must include U.S. citizenship and an active medical license to practice in any state, territory or commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. 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. 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 and VHA Physician's Brochure 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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