This announcement is being used to fill various positions at facilities throughout the VISN 8: VA Sunshine Network. You must choose which facilities you want to be considered for. You may select one or more facility. You will be considered for the facilities that you select when you apply. Some facilities may not have current vacancies at the time of this announcement. However, applicants may be considered for future and any additional vacancies that become available in the next 90 days. The Urologist works full time within Surgical Services. The Urologist will provide Urological care to Veterans at the VA Medical Center. The Urologist performs urological surgical procedures on patients and has surgical duties that include: admissions, consultations, preoperative work ups, as well as postoperative care to correct or treat various urological conditions, illnesses and injuries. He/she provides evaluation and treatment of urological conditions. Physician (Urologist) Duties include but not limited to: Performs urological surgical procedures on patients including related admission, consultation, and work-up, preoperative and postoperative care to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses and injuries. Makes preliminary diagnosis; directs, prescribes or provides treatment, arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Actively participates in Emergency and On-Call schedule. Provides comprehensive urologic care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients. Performs some procedures in the Urology clinic such as cystoscopy, prostate biopsies and ESWLs (Electro corporalShock Wave Lithotripsy) on SB in addition to other surgical procedures in the operating room. Management of patients during their inpatient course, using consultants when appropriate and performs inpatient consultations on patients from other services. Conducts outpatient clinics; reviews patients' medications, diet, course of therapy, adherence to management plan and patient observations; modifies management plan as indicated; and instructs and counsels patients as required. Serves as a consultant to primary care physicians and accepts referrals and outpatient consultations from other providers. Functions in a teaching capacity by educating others (patients, staff, trainees, and/or seminar participants, etc.) in the assessment, treatment, management and evaluation of gynecologic disorders. Refers patients as appropriate; works closely with allied health professionals; and participates in the Surgical Department Quality Assurance and Peer Review programs. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Are not authorized for this position.
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.