Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1893066

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 William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) opened in 1932 at its current location. Dorn VAMC has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care.

Dorn VAMC is a complex teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

Dorn VAMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Laboratory and Pathology services are accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.

Columbia, South Carolina, is a wonderful place to live and work. A small-town atmosphere within a metropolitan city, Columbia is known for its museums, restaurants, and the University of South Carolina. Columbia offers four-season outdoor activity with several championship golf courses in the area and is a short drive from the mountains and the beach. Columbia is located near a 50,000 acre lake with boating and recreational opportunities and is also in close proximity to the premier Atlantic Ocean beaches and mountains.

Duties

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center has a current need for a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon to join the surgical team.

The Vascular Surgeon will be responsible any combination of the following:
Be responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history and physicals, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed.
Serve as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and will train medical students, medical residents, and midlevel providers. The ability to obtain an academic appointment with our university affiliate is essential.
Surgeon must also be familiar with functions of Vascular Lab and assist in the technical aspects of lab functions, compliance, and maintenance
Proficiency in Endovascular Surgery technology and techniques
Preferred Board certification in Vascular Surgery.
Preferred Certified RVT and Certified RPVI
Proficient in endovascular surgery and certification in the interpretation of vascular ultrasound studies.

The Vascular Surgeon will be expected to perform Vascular surgical procedures that would include both endovascular and open procedures, but not be limited to: carotid endarterectomy and vascular procedures of the iliofemoral system and aorta as well as renal dialysis access. 

There may, at times, be a requirement for knowledge of general surgical procedures which are not complicated which may include appendectomy, cholecystectomy and herniorrhaphy.

It is estimated that the vascular surgeon's position will be approximately 95% clinical and 5% administrative.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00A.M. - 4:30P.M. with weekend and night coverage, as necessary.  Subject to change based on agency need.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Vascular Surgeon/544

All applicants are encouraged to apply online but you may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to John Brumbaugh, Human Resources Specialist at John.Brumbaugh@va.gov  or by phone at (803) 776-4000, extension 4234.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No