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Physician (Otolaryngology)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Asheville
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

The position is located at Charles George VAMC, assigned to the Surgical Care Line reporting to the Chief of ENT. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology of Head and Neck Surgery otolaryngology physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Competence in the in tumor surgery is required. Otolaryngology Surgery has been prominent in the development of innovative techniques in head and neck surgery. The foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty. Competency in otolaryngology surgery implies a special combination of basic knowledge, surgical judgment, technical expertise, ethics, and interpersonal skills in order to achieve satisfactory patient relationships and problem resolution.

Clinical Duties:


  • Patient examinations including new, follow-up and consultative per ENT clinics.
  • Operative procedures also include surgical site marking, consent, daily rounds on inpatients, supervise clinic, supervise midlevel providers.
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Care.
  • Respond to emergent surgery consultations during off tours and weekends(Call).
  • Leadership in the application of Evidence-Based Medicine to in-patient and outpatient client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at service level.
  • Knowledge to implement an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others.
  • Knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues related to ENT care and performance measures related to ENT.


    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with call

    Financial Discloser Report: Not RequiredBasic 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
    • Physical requirements outlined below.


      Preferred Experience: Experience in clinical procedural aspects of care of patients with head and neck disorders (e.g. flexible nasopharynogoscopy, rigid nasal endoscopy, otomicroscopy, biopsies, etc...).

      Grade Determinations:

      References: 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: Must possess mental and emotional stability. Functional requirements include the following abilities: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over, light carrying under 15 pounds, use of fingers/both hand are required, walking for (4) hours, standing for four (4) hours, both legs are required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish shades of color, hear the whispered voice (aid permitted).

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.None

      To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

      • 10-2850
      • Resume


        VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

        The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.


        • 10-2850
        • Resume


          Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Asheville , Physician (Otolaryngology), Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina

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