Job Description

Job Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1125024

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.

This position will remain open until filled.  We will accept applications for this position on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled.  First cut-off review is June 3, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed every two weeks or on an as needed basis after that time.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless.  With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips.  Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


The Chief Otolaryngologist will manage non-surgical Otolaryngologist conditions and also perform surgery as needed for various ENT conditions.  In addition The Chief, Otolaryngologist will:

· Analyzing patient’s medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation’s necessity and to determine best procedure.

· Prescribing preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient’s operative area.

· Examines patients to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.

· Follows established surgical techniques during operations. Operates on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patient’s functions.

· Refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary. Examines instruments, equipments, and operating room to ensure sterility.

· Prepares case histories.

· Provides consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.

· Ensures personal qualities such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with VA and DOD staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, eliciting cooperation, attendance/participation in clinic meetings and peer councils.

The Chief Otolaryngologist independently provides clinical services to eligible Veterans. Services are provided within the VA-Eastern Colorado Health Care System at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and surrounding clinics, in outpatient and inpatient Medical Center programs. The incumbent is expected to interact with the Veteran as well as family members, significant others, community agencies and providers, and other staff.

The Chief Otolaryngologist is responsible for the teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided residents and students. The Chief Otolaryngologist will participate in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Chief of Surgery Service. The Chief Otolaryngologist will be expected to hold an appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and comply with rules and regulations related to said appointment. The provider should expect to participate in faculty committees, residency training.

Work Schedule: To be determined.  Candidate must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours.  The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over, moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, both legs required, ability of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, emotional and mental stability.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No