The section of Rheumatology includes extensive clinical expertise in the full range of rheumatic diseases. The Section of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at the New Mexico VA Health Care Service (NMVAHCS) and the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine seek candidates for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position. The NMVAHCS is an affiliate of the University of New Mexico and a large, tertiary care VA referral center. This is a full-time position and will be ajoint appointment between the NMVAHCS and the University of New Mexico.
The VA staff physician rheumatologist has a major teaching role within the division including its fellowship program. This individual will be appointed in the Tenured or Clinician-Educator Track in the Professorial series at UNM and report directly to the Chief, Section Chief of Rheumatology at the NMVAHCS. This individual will also collaborate closely with the Divisional and Departmental Leadership at UNM with responsibility for coordinating the scientific, clinical and educational programs at NMVAHCS with programmatic initiatives at the
Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician
Fair Labor Standards Act:Exempt Bargaining Unit Status Code: 8888
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.
Completion a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by theDepartment of Veterans Affairs for the year it 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.
Proficiency in spoken and writtenEnglish.
Citizenship of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.)
Physical requirements outlined below.
Qualified applicants will have an MD, current medical license and be board-certified or eligible in Rheumatology. The ideal candidate will be suitable for academic appointment at UNM at the level of assistant or associate professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of clinical excellence and must also be eligible for appointment at the VA.
UNM seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist, and Chiropractors) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1986053.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.