The VA St. Louis Health Care System is seeking a full time Physician in Plastic Surgery to join our team. This appointment will be split 5/8 time with the VA St. Louis Health Care System and 3/8 time with Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The VASTLHCS provides cutting-edge surgical care to veterans ranging from common outpatient procedures to complex Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Urologic, Orthopedic, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. 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: The physical requirements of this position include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: Light lifting of up to 15 pounds, light carrying up to 15 pounds, kneeling (1/2 hour), pushing (1/2 hour), fine manipulation (4 hours), reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (1/2 hour), both legs required. Working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work. Operate office equipment. ["Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Ability to obtain a faculty appointment with either Washington University School of Medicine or Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 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.
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