Chief of Surgery opportunity at the North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL
The Gainesville, FL VA Medical Center is seeking a proven leader to join our team as the Chief of Surgical Services. The Physician Service within the Surgical Service provides supervisory and programmatic oversight for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (VHS); including General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Thoracic Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery. The Surgical Service Chief functions as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff and System Director on all North Florida/South Georgia VHS surgical programs. The Surgical Service Chief is expected to have the skill set to interact with the Service's staff, other Service Chiefs, Chief Medical Officers, and the System's Executive Leadership Team to promote excellence in an academic environment. The System also supports important teaching and state of the art research programs through its affiliation with the University of Florida Health Science Center and other colleges and universities.
North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System, located in Gainesville, Florida, is just a short drive from the coast as well as many of Central Florida’s premier attractions. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida Gators but it is much more than just a sports town. Gainesville offers a lively downtown area, intriguing museums and countless events and outdoor activities. They continue to receive national recognition as a top-rated city from places like Livability.com or Forbes. Join a community where you can work and play!
Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance
possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually
VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement
No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law
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.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Ken Mitchell
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.