The Incumbent serves as Section Chief and Surgical Ophthalmologist within the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Duties include:
- performs direct medical care in their specialty and assists the Chief and Deputy Chief of Surgery in supervising the Ophthalmology and Optometry Services.
- The incumbentshould be Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have authoritative intensive knowledge in the area of Ophthalmology.
- The Ophthalmology Section Chief is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system in adult veteran patients; assessing and examining patients to diagnosis and develop treatment plans;
- managing ophthalmic conditions, taking into consideration both medical and psychological aspects of patient care;
- performing surgical procedures related to injuries and diseases of the eye and visual system;
- collaborating with other physician specialists and medical staff in overall treatment of patient medical conditions;
- managing medical disorders affecting vision, such as inflammatory, vascular, neurological and genetic disorders, thyroid eye disease, diabetes and strokes;
- communicating with patients and family members educating then to understand their medical condition;
- supporting health promotion and disease prevention activities; completing clinical charting and documentation appropriately and in a timely manner.
- The Section Chief will be responsible for the training, orientation and clinical oversight of the providers that he/she supervises.
- The Section Chief will be responsible for various administrative tasks associated with the role, to include provider performance evaluations, performance pay evaluations, reviews for credentialing and privileging
- The position exercises full operational responsibility as first level supervisor.
- Plans and adjusts daily assignments for supervised staff assigned to the clinic and operating rooms.
- Evaluates competencies of newly assigned personnel and others as required and orients staff to policies and procedures of the clinic and operating room.
- Conducts staff meetings and coordinates in-service training.
- Executes all facility and departmental policies.
- May be required to complete end of day workload reports and automated data system reports.
- Promotes sound management principles, initiates and/or recommends personnel actions, develops employee work standards, observes and evaluates employee performance, identifies training needs and ensures that training is provided.
- Counsels employees and takes disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands, referring more serious complaints to a higher level supervisor.
- Investigates and resolves informal staff complaints and grievances.
- Approves and disapproves leave.
- Provides clinical counseling as needed.
- Serves as a role model emphasizing caring leadership.
- Provide technical oversight; interview candidates for subordinate position; and recommend hiring, promotion, or reassignments.
Tour of Duty: 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Functional Statement Title: Section Chief, Surgical Ophthalmologist, Functional Statement
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
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.
The work requires some physical exertion including periods of walking, standing, regular and recurring bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects such as assisting patients on and off examination tables.
Please submit the following:
1. VA FORM 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist, and Chiropractor (available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill.pdf%29 (required)
2.Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV), which includes a listing of each job, the facilities' full name and address, immediate supervisor's name, and a description of duties performed.
3.Copy of most recent SF-50 that shows your current title, series, grade and tenure, if applicable.
4.Copy of current license, certification, and registration.
5.If you are claiming veterans' preference, please provide a copy of your DD-214. (Please submit Member Copy #4 for July 1979 and later editions).
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1934697.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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.