The Chief-Urology Section reports to the Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Service. The section chief is required to manage the Urology Section within Surgical Service at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Center System. He/she is responsible for managing clinical operations and supervising subordinate staff within the Urology Section. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Urology/Internal Medicine Ability to provide medical opinions in medical specialty Operative surgeon-Robot Surgery experience desired but not required Management and leadership skills 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 (up to 45 lbs); Heavy Carrying (up to 45 lbs); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Pulling hand over hand (up to 0.5 hours); Pushing (up to 0.5 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 6 hours); Crawling (up to 1 hour); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Climbing (up to 1 hour); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability. ["The Urology Section Chief will perform administrative duties, along with surgical procedures in the operating room, procedure room and perform clinical duties within the Urology Clinic. Additional duties include: Reviewing and triaging outpatient and inpatient consultations within the required timeframe for new patients. Participate in ward/ICU rounds and any other relevant activities as necessary for initial and follow-up patient care. Follow each patient through the full continuum of care process to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals when pre-surgical evaluation is not available, requesting and writing orders for diagnostic tests and procedures for pre-op, prior to surgery, and completing informed consents as required. Responsible for educating patients and family members. The Section Chief will provide a monthly call schedule to the surgical administrative section each month and will participate in the rotation of on-call duties per on-call schedule; night, weekend and holiday call may be required. The surgeon will adhere to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, and all other required medical documentation. Ensure the most effective delivery of care while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission, VA Central Office performance measure standards and other external peer reviews. Train and provide supervision for medical students and residents in all aspects of their surgery rotations as required. CTVHCS is affiliated with Texas A&M Health Science Center, and applicants should be qualified for academic appointments. Transfer and receive external Veteran patients from other facilities as appropriate. Surgeon may be required to provide \"medical advisory opinions\", and \"internal and external\" Peer Reviews. Attend surgical and medical staff meetings, complete all required Talent Management System (TMS) trainings, must complete all medical documentation in a timely manner as directed by the Veterans Health Administration and local CTVHCS policies. Adhere to and follow all VA policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure patient safety and ensure high quality of care is provided to Veterans. Provide mid-year reviews (if required) and write annual performance appraisals and proficiency reports on assigned employees. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.