Seeking A Talented Chief & Staff physicians for the Section of Hematology & Oncology to Join Our Healthcare Team in Beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chief physician and 3 staff physicians, Section of Hematology/Oncology, New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS)
The New Mexico VA Health Care System and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Cancer Center are seeking applications for the position of Chief and 3 staff physicians, Section of Hematology/Oncology at the NMVAHCS The NMVAHCS Hematology/Oncology program is the major academic affiliate of the UNM Division of Hematology/Oncology and the UNM Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The VA Section Chief has a major leadership role within the division including its fellowship program. Support for the VA Hematology/Oncology Section Chief position will include support for the recruitment of up to 3 additional faculty members. This individual will be appointed in the Tenured or Clinician-Educator Track in the Professorial series at UNM and report directly to the Chief of Medicine at the NMVAHCS. This individual will also collaborate closely with the Divisional and Cancer Center Leadership at UNM with responsibility for coordinating the scientific, clinical and educational oncology programs at NMVAHCS with programmatic initiatives at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Staff Physicians have a major teaching role within the division including its fellowship program. Qualified applicants will have an MD, current medical license and be board-certified or eligible in Hematology and/or Oncology. The ideal Chief candidate will be suitable for academic appointment at UNM at the level of associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and clinical excellence. Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated leadership skills and success in mentorship. The ideal candidate for the staff physician positions will be suitable for academic appointment at UNM at the level of assistant, associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and/or clinical excellence. Applicants must also be eligible for appointment at the VA. The VA’s basic qualification standards may be found at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/application-process/navigating/before-you-apply.asp. The clinical activities of the Section of Hematology/Oncology span the breath of the subspecialty and are strongly supported by surgery, pathology, radiology and the other Faculty members of Medicine Service.
UNM seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.
Board Certification in Hematology & Oncology is preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Additional board certification in Internal Medicine is preferred.
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Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees 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: 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, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About New Mexico VA Health Care System
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.
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