Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (Vascular Surgeon) in Shreveport, Louisiana

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Shreveport, LA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 9/29/2017 (341 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1816464

This may be your opportunity to enjoy federal employment and to participate in one of the largest and most progressive Health Care Systems in the United States! This is also an opportunity to join the team of dedicated healthcare professionals that are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare possible to the Veterans of the U.S. Military, which they have so clearly earned by serving our country! Perks and benefits include generous time off, such as: competitive salary, malpractice insurance, 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick/family leave each year, 5 federal holidays per year with pay, 5 CME days absence with pay, health insurance, dental insurance, vison insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance, and a very generous retirement plan. Shreveport, Louisiana stands prepared to offer you the ‘lagniappe’, which means a little something extra! Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana is situated on the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Commonly known as the ‘Ark-La-Tex’, the point where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city’s metropolitan region, the area promises much to while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and an excellent, temperate climate. You’ll enjoy a unique combination of two great American heritages: a little Cajun, and since we’re less than 15 minutes from the Texas border, a little Lone Star, too. Shreveport-Bossier boasts elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggests you kick your boots off and stay a while to enjoy year-round festivals, Vegas-style gaming, great local dining experiences, live music and family attractions.

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.**


The surgeon hired for this position will provide patient care in a direct fashion, and he or she will provide patient care indirectly via the supervision of Vascular Surgery Residents and one or more mid-level providers (NP or PA). Consequently, he or she would be expected to earn a faculty appointment at the Department of Surgery at LSU in Shreveport, LA. He or she would be expected to take call serving as the backup for and supervisor of the Vascular Surgery Resident on call. This position includes the opportunity to perform clinical research.

Work Schedule:*Generally, 8:00 am to 4:30 pmFunctional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Vascular Surgeon)*

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Authorized
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements

• 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.

Preferred Experience:

• American Board of Surgery Board Certified or Eligible • Graduate of an ACGME - accredited vascular surgery residency training program; • Demonstrated excellent skills in the comprehensive care of illnesses and injuries within the scope of vascular surgery including endovascular surgery; • Excellent letters of recommendation from the program director and 2 attendings for recent graduates or from the Chief of Surgery and 2 other surgeons in most recent hospital for those who are currently in practice; • Demonstrated ability to work with surgical residents and medical students; • Strong commitment to the visions of the VA – care of the Veteran, teaching and research; • Demonstrated ability to work with physicians and providers from all other specialties; and • Must be able to obtain faculty appointment at the Department of Surgery of the LSU-Shreveport School of Medicine.

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.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); heaving carrying (45 lbs and over); straight pulling (over several hours); pushing (1-2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (over several hours); repeated bending (several hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:VHA physician brochure*.*

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452306400

Job Announcement Number: YE-17-MAJ-1816464-BU-OCA