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Excellent Academic Hematology & Oncology Opportunity, Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Job Description

Excellent Academic Hematology & Oncology Opportunity, Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System (OCVAHCS) is seeking applications for the position of staff physician Hematology & Oncology program. The position would require obtaining affiliation with an academic institution affiliate, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. We're seeking a board certified, full-time permanent hospital employed physician to join our Hematology/Oncology department at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center Hospital. Our ideal candidate will enjoy clinical practice and teaching and be board certified in Oncology, Hematology certification desirable. We are specifically seeking someone to focus in solid tumors with GI and sarcoma/melanoma as well as hematology. Join a department that is expanding to better serve Veteran patients!  The OCVAMC is located in Oklahoma City, OK and is the “Flagship” for the Oklahoma VA Health Care System (OCVAHCS) - a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1a (high complexity) facility. The Hematology & Oncology Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 63,000 veterans in an area to include in 48 counties in Oklahoma 2 counties in North Central Texas. Join a department that is expanding clinical area to better serve veteran patients!

Our Staff Physicians have a major teaching role within the division including its fellowship program. Academic activities include serving as principal investigator of clinical trials in the field of specialization, administrative oversight of regulatory requirement and compliances with IRB regulation in human research, development of specialty oncology program, clinical and basic science research effort. The position includes a major role in the clinical, research, administrative and educational programs of the Hematology/Oncology Section. The physician will take part in supervision and education of fellows and residents, participate in didactic sessions, conferences and give presentations and lectures to trainees. Our physician provides educational training for Hematology/Oncology Residents, Medical Students and Hem/Onc fellows. Applicants must be eligible for appointment at the VA. The ideal candidate for the staff physician positions will be suitable for academic appointment at the University of Oklahoma at the level of assistant, associate or full professor, as evidenced by a strong track record of academic and/or clinical excellence. 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.

Work Schedule

Full-time, Monday-Friday 08:00-4:30, plus on call duties as needed. As inpatients are on the hospitalist service, call duties are relatively light. (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • U.S. Citizens receive preference – non-U.S. Citizens may be considered.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certified in Hematology & Oncology preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Additional board certification in Internal Medicine is preferred.

Community Information

Welcome to Oklahoma, the sooner state! Scenic beauty, a moderate climate, a culture rich in history and the arts, and world-class sports and recreational opportunities makes Oklahoma an exceptional place to live and do business. Combine that with quality health care, top universities, a low-cost and quality standard of living, it's easy to see why most people who live here never want to leave. Oklahoma is ideal for your inner adventurer if you enjoy live music and night life, different foods, short drive time during the rush hour, and different parks. Oklahoma is home to 32 state parks to explore and lots more. Oklahoma is ranked the number one city park in the nation according to USA Today and second most affordable state to live in. You will enjoy a very affordable standard of living and affordable housing, either for investment purposes or otherwise. Oklahoma is ranked a top 10 city for entrepreneurs and as a growing state, Oklahoma has a lot of amazing opportunities to tap from.  The standard of living and peace of mind that comes with Oklahoma is simple unbelievable, giving you the opportunity to spend time with family while saving money.

I highly encourage you to consider VA employment in Oklahoma.  We offer both a mission you can put your heart into by taking care of our veterans, and a home for fun, new experiences, whether you’re interested in exploring one of the many mountains climbing, hiking, biking, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and many more.

Benefits Information

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, 11 Federal holidays with pay, 12 weeks Maternity/Paternity leave 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 a copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Gbolahan "Alex" Ajisope, Oklahoma City VA PPR @ Show Email or call (405) 456-3263. Thank you.

VA Benefits



Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision : Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts , which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance , family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions , depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

The Best Care and the Best Careers… The mission of the Veterans Healthcare System is to serve the needs of America's veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, the VA needs to be a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research, and needs to be an organization characterized by exceptional accountability and by being an employer of choice.

The Oklahoma City VAMC offers a magnitude of services… to its patient veteran population. It is a Regional Referral Center for open-heart surgery and hemodialysis and serves as a tertiary referral center for patients from Oklahoma and the surrounding states. Psychiatric programs included in the specialized medical programs offered are the Mental Health Primary Care Inpatient Unit, Day Treatment Center, Ambulatory Mental Health Clinic, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Unit (PTSD), Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Crisis Intervention, Substance Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), and Homeless Program. The facility also offers Audiology, Speech Pathology and Nuclear Medicine. Medical Service and Surgical Service include most of the major subspecialties.

Oklahoma City is unlike any other city in the world…. Born in a single day at the sound of a gunshot, Oklahoma City was settled by a historic land run. Angelo Scott, a journalist who staked his claim in the run, wrote at the time about the spirit of the city, saying it has "an attitude that all things are possible if people are willing to take a chance and embrace the future without hesitation or reservation." Oklahoma City offers everything you look for in a modern metropolitan community an abundance of the arts, quality health care, excellence in education and more. And it does so without high costs, energy shortages, smog or traffic congestion. It is a distinctly livable city where you can chase your business dreams and still enjoy a rich quality of life.

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Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Oncology
Salary Range: $395000.00 to $400000.00 Yearly