Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Ophthalmology) ) in Jackson, Mississippi

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Jackson, MS
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 7/25/2016 (94 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (64 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1758566

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The GV Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking an Ophthalmologist for full-time employment. The position is located in the Eye Clinic under Chief of Ophthalmology, Surgical Service Line at the GV Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center. The candidate will participate in our clinical and surgical practice and teaching programs and must be able to meet requirements as an affiliate staff for the University of Mississippi Ophthalmology Residency Program. Ophthalmologist will be accountable to the Chief, Ophthalmology, and Chief, Surgical Service, for assuring the most effective delivery of care in Ophthalmology Section while meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Performs comprehensive eye exam evaluations, performs eye surgeries and lasers, perform emergency coverage, teaches Ophthalmology Residents and works effectively with Surgical Service, Anesthesiology Section, Operating Room/Recovery Room Team and the Eye Clinic Team, which consists of Ophthalmology Section and Low Vision Section. Performs other directly related duties as required.

We will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis. Once the position has been filled, this announcement will close without further notice.



Physician - Ophthalmology – Duties include, but are not limited to, provide guidance and clinical supervision for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health technicians assigned to the Surgical Service when appropriate. All staff physicians in the Surgical Service will function within their approved clinical privileges, providing preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to our patients. In addition, staff surgeons will assess and manage patients in the surgical specialty clinics, as well as on the wards, emergency department, and nursing home. Staff will be expected to provide the highest quality surgical care possible, to the greatest number of veterans in a timely manner, compassionate, efficient, and cost effective manner. Provide quality patient care to both inpatients and outpatients in accordance with approved clinical privileges.

Work Schedule: The work schedule is 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. The hours also include weekend and night call coverage.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Ophthalmology Surgery) #000000

We will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis. Once the position has been filled, this announcement will close without further notice.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Board Certified / Board Eligible

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Must pass pre-employment requirements.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 445599900

Job Announcement Number: VA-16-1758566-GD-BU-OCA