Join Our VA Healthcare Surgical Team at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Phoenix AZ
The Phoenix Veteran Affairs Healthcare System (PVAHCS) is seeking a talented BC/BE Otolaryngologist (ENT) Head & Neck Surgeon to join our Surgical Service Team. Preferred candidate will demonstrate interest and experience in Cochlear (Meniere’s Disease), Otology, Rhinology/Sinus, Head & Neck Cancer Surgery, and of particular interest, ENT Surgeon with interest and potential to develop state-of-the-art CT Guided Sinus Surgery Practice. The scope of practice will include approximately 15-20% skin cancer surgeries. The practice includes the daVinci Surgical System availability for Head & Neck Surgeries, along with the C02 Laser for Laryngologic procedures. Current department staff include 3 ENT Surgeons, 1 General Surgeon, and a Physician Assistant. In addition to experienced ENT Surgeons with the requisite skills and qualifications, the Practice will also consider new ENT Resident graduates with solid training background and a strong desire to join a very busy ENT practice. Work schedule will be discussed during interview, and may include flexible scheduling and negotiable 4x10s or 5x8s, and will include call every 7 days (telephonic). Practice Staff are highly motivated, engaged and team-oriented, with mentoring support available for all surgeons on staff, and flexibility in considering provider interests in teaching and research.
Must be US Citizen
Current US Medical License
BC/BE in Otolaryngology (ENT) Head & Neck Surgery
Experience in Cochlear, Otology, Rhinology/Sinus, Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
Highly preferred: ENT Surgeon with interest and potential to develop state-of-the-art CT Guided Sinus Surgery Practice
The PVAHCS is a Clinical Referral Level 1b facility with 129 inpatient Medicine Beds (including 10 MICU & 10 SICU), 48 Inpatient Mental Health Beds, 20 Substance and Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Treatment Beds, and 102 Nursing Home Beds. The PVAHCS is comprised of the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center & ten community care clinics. PVAHCS is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Mayo Clinic Medical School, Creighton University/Dignity Health Maricopa Integrated Healthcare Systems (MIHS), and Honors Health.
With a population of over 1.6 million and 359 constituent communities, Phoenix Arizona greater metropolitan area offers a wealth of living, education, entertainment and recreational pursuits, and an ethnically and cultural diverse mix of peoples that call this Desert Oasis home. Halfway between Tucson to the south and Flagstaff to the north, the “Valley of the Sun” is a mecca for those attracted to its natural desert beauty, wide-open spaces and 300+ days of sunshine! Phoenix skies stay blue throughout winter with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Desert nights and mornings can get chilly, but the temperature rarely drops below freezing, while springtime is consistently perfect with blooming cacti and wildflowers brightening our desert, and daytime temperatures loll around 80 degrees while evenings are comfortably cool. Summers can be hot, and the old axiom that “it’s a dry heat” proves truthful, as the Sonoran Desert’s super-low humidity means 90-degree temperatures (32 degrees C) that actually feels quite nice, coupled with the arid climate which causes perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you cooler and drier. While autumn descends across most of the country in September, sunny summer days linger in Phoenix, and come October, the days are warm, pleasant and perfect for outdoor fun while cool nights lend themselves to dining al fresco.
The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:
Selected ENT Head & Neck Surgeon can expect salary consideration between $325k - $350k annually, depending upon credentials and experience, and compensation review process. Highly qualified selected physician may also be considered for a Recruitment or Relocation Incentive, and may be eligible to apply for the VA’s Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), that could provide up to $200k in loan repayment.
Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.
Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.
Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.
About the VA:
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
For more information and to discuss your interests:
Please forward copy of your CV and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice, credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (702) 675-5761.
Additional Salary Information: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive, or Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be considered for highly qualified candidate.
Internal Number: 10418897
About Department of Veterans Affairs
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.