The Wilmington VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full-time board certified physician for the position of Urologist. This position will be located at the Wilmington, Delaware. Responsibilities include being able to admit, work-up, and treat either surgical or medical patients presenting with illness or injuries of the genitourinary systems.. Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. Evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, lab values and vital signs of the patient prior to surgery. Appropriate notes are written in the patient's medical records, times, dates, and signed. Provide inpatient and outpatient consultations and pre-operative patient and Operating Room evaluations. Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire CME's as required. Work effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity. Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility. Complies with information security policy and procedures. The Urologists provide patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. The surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The Urologist must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age-related factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist. Urologists perform minor and major surgical procedures. They are expected to use the best available procedures and perform them at or above national statistical levels. He/she is responsible for regular postoperative follow-up, patient teaching and wound care upon discharge orders in the chart in a timely manner. Occasional travel may be required to Coatesville VAMC. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (on call as needed) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.
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