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Job Title: Chief of Plastic Surgery
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
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Job Description
Chief of Plastic Surgery

The Department of Surgery, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System is recruiting a full-time Chief, Plastic Surgery Division.

The successful applicant must have completed an approved fellowship in Plastic Surgery and have significant post training experience in the care of complex wounds including spinal cord injury. The Minneapolis VAHCS is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and the applicant should be eligible for faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level at the University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery. A significant tract record in research is strongly preferred. Experience and dedication to supervising and training residents and medical students training is a requirement.

Training in the care of patients with hand disorders including diagnosis and operative therapy is required.

Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams for patient care is required

The Chief will oversee all activities (both administrative and clinical) of the Service including hospital-wide wound care services as well as interaction with all related specialties including Spinal Cord Injury, Orthopedics, ENT and Vascular Surgery.

An operative case list is requested. Salary, benefits and academic rank determination are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minneapolis VA Health Care System has one of the largest VA surgical programs in the United States including a busy Plastic Surgery program. Minneapolis is one of the Midwest's finest cities, and a center of recreation, educational, entertainment, and cultural excellence.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification is required by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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.Physical Requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification is required by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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.
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