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    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions 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.   VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

    THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR A DETAIL NOT TO EXCEED (NTE) 120 DAYS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT POSITION. SELECTION FOR THIS DETAIL IN NO WAY ENTITLES THE SELECTEE FOR CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT POSITION OR FOR ANY OTHER STATUS ASIDE FROM WHAT IS NORMALLY APPLIED TO EMPLOYEES ON DETAIL.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) is seeking an experienced and dynamic full time board certified/eligible physician to serve as Chief of Surgery. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall operation of a complex surgical department that includes resident supervision, medical staff leadership, research, quality improvement and provision of inpatient and outpatient care to the Veterans we serve. The successful candidate should be proficient in administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of surgical programs, to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care. The incumbent should have management experience, knowledge of regulatory and accreditation requirements, utilization review and quality improvement procedures, outstanding interpersonal skills, and must have skill to lead and promote surgical staff excellence and staff development.

    VANJHCS is a tertiary care facility that serves Veterans throughout the state at two man campuses in East Orange and Lyons, as well as nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics in northern and central NJ. The surgical service operates at East Orange where a comprehensive array of medical, ambulatory care, psychiatric services and research are also offered. Surgical disciplines offered include: General, Robotic, Vascular, Thoracic, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Urology, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Gynecological, Podiatry and Anesthesia. Service is provided through both ambulatory and inpatient surgery settings.

    VANJHCS is closely affiliated with the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University. The candidate will be expected to obtain a medical school faculty appointment.

    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time, hours are varied. 

    Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/000000.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current, Permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees Only

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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