Richmond, Virginia
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

Clinical Responsibilities (75%-85% of time)
1. Provides a full range of services including assessment and using the most
appropriate techniques in providing quality care in urology.
2. Performs appropriate evaluations for patients.
3. Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions to units/programs in the Medical
Center to which they are assigned and has clinical privileges to practice including
diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management.
4. Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and
collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances
coordination of comprehensive patient care.
5. Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings
and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
6. Ensures that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF,
VA policies and procedures, clinical practice psychiatric guidelines, VISN standards,
National statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory
continuing education and HIPAA policies.
7. Specific tasks are itemized in each physicians Credentialing and Privileging

The following sections are enriching elements for the staff physician Academic/Teaching/Training/Administrative:
1. Involved in performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives.
2. Provides leadership guidance and consultation to staff on units to which assigned.
3. Is involved in the supervision and teaching of house staff and other trainees
assigned to unit as appropriate.
4. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in
implementation of treatment plan as appropriate regarding their patients.
5. Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation
required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, as appropriate.
6. Plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs, designed to
provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00AM- 4:30PM - Compressed tour available, to be determined at the time of hire
Relocation incentive: Authorized for highly qualified candidate
Recruitment incentive: Authorized for highly qualified candidate
Permanent Change of Station-(PCS): Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program-(EDRP): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
  • Current Surgical Licensure indicating: States, License Numbers, date of original licensure.
  • The physician must possess and maintain current BLS and ACLS certifications.


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:
Fellowship training in Urologic Oncology and experience in open robotic techniques
Experience in care of patients with urologic malignancies

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 physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.

If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Hunter Holmes McGuire, Richmond, VA may be for you..
- VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual physician performance pay.
- Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
- No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting.
- Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay.
- One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility.
- 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays).
- Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service.
- 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions.


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. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

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

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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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