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Physician (Otolaryngologist)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Huntington
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

Huntington, WV is the home of Marshall University. Located in the scenic Ohio Valley on the banks of the Ohio River, Huntington offers many cultural and outdoor activities and is in easy driving distance of several larger metropolitan areas such as Lexington, KY, Columbus and Cincinnati, OH and Charleston, WV. With a relaxed lifestyle and affordable living, Huntington is an excellent place to raise a family.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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.The Hershel"Woody" Williams VA Medical Center is seeking a Full Time Physician- Otolaryngologist for the Surgical Service.

As the Otolaryngologist you will participate in or manage a broad range of Otolaryngology related interventions to diseases of the head and neck. The Physician is responsible for diagnosing and managing diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Responsible to perform head and neck cancer, surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery and laryngeal surgery.

Manages patient care workload within available resources. The Physician is responsible to participate in rounding and after-hour coverage systems relevant to the care of the surgical patient. Performs the administrative components of patient care management as noted in facility by-laws and policies. Advising and consulting with providers in other services concerning surgery or potential surgery cases.

Participates in team meetings and treatment planning conference and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. This may include serving on hospital committees and peer review programs as needed.

Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. When working with inpatients the provider will participate in discharge planning and interdisciplinary patient care plan activities.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p some occasions may require work outside of this core schedule as this is a 24/7 hospital facility. Subject to change based on agency needs.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

PCS may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

EDRP: This position is may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020.

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.


    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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Huntington , Physician (Otolaryngologist), Healthcare , Huntington, West Virginia

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