OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Shreveport-Bossier City, LA area is home of Barksdale Air Force Base.
With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city's metropolitan region, the area promises much to do while maintaining a reasonable cost of living, 17 percent lower than the national average.
Shreveport/Bossier City is a popular tourist destination.
There is an excellent climate and low cost of living.
We have numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses & other available family entertainment.
Sporting activities include hunting, fishing, and the Independence Bowl.
Cultural activities include Strand Theatre, Sci-Port Discovery museum for children, Norton Museum of Fine Arts, Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Peter Pan Players, and Century Link Center arena where numerous concerts are held (i.e.
Aerosmith, George Strait and Disney on Ice, etc.).
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ Benefits employees receive working for the federal government include 10 paid holidays each year, paid vacation, sick leave, retirement fund and can participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions, just to name a few.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
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.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Certified by the American Board of Orthopedics Surgery or Board Eligible; Graduate of an ACGME - accredited orthopedics residency training program; Demonstrated excellent skills in the comprehensive care of illnesses and injuries within the scope of orthopedics; Excellent letters of recommendation from the program director and 2 attendings for recent graduates or from the Chief of Surgery and 2 other surgeons in most recent hospital for those who are currently in practice; Demonstrated ability to work with surgical residents and medical students; Strong commitment to the visions of the VA - care of the Veteran, teaching and research; Demonstrated ability to work with physicians and providers from all other specialties; and able to obtain a faculty appointment at the Department of Orthopedics of the LSU-Shreveport School of Medicine.
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.
United States Citizens