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Excellent Academic Ophthalmology Physician Opportunity n Muskogee, OK - Muskogee, OK, USA

Job Description

Excellent Academic Ophthalmology Physician Opportunity in Muskogee, OK

Seeking Clinical Physician – Ophthalmology for Excellent VA Opportunity in Muskogee, OK


Position Information

The   VA Eastern Oklahoma Healthcare System (EOVAHCS)  is actively recruiting a staff Physician in Ophthalmology to help care for our veterans, America's Heroes.  We have opportunities for involvement with the education and teaching of residents, medical students, and other providers. EOVAHCS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility, and eight community-based outpatient clinics. EOVAHCS serves veterans residing in multiple counties throughout the Eastern Oklahoma region. There are 55,000 Veterans in the EOVAHCS service area. This exciting job opportunity awaits you to join our team in expanding to better serve Veteran patients!

Ophthalmology is accountable to the Chief of Eye Care Services. Ophthalmology is aligned under the Department of Surgery and is responsible for managing the most effective ophthalmic care, including cataract surgery and comprehensive Ophthalmology. The candidate should have experience in cataract surgery and comprehensive Ophthalmology. Additional training in a subspecialty will be considered. The candidate should be able to work with our optometric colleagues to provide seamless care to the Veterans we serve.

Work Schedule : Full-time, Monday–Friday (you will be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 full-time physician). Work will be performed primarily in the outpatient clinic and operating room. The facility accepts very little trauma, but some trauma care may be needed.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board eligible or board certified in Ophthalmology, Excellent personal relationship skills and clinical expertise are preferred.
  • A sign-on bonus will be offered, and there is potential for an annual performance bonus of up to $15,000.

Starting pay is  $270,000.00 to $348,000.00 per year.

Preferred Experience:  Board certification by the American Medical Association (AMA) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Community Information

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and the 47th-most populous city in the United States. The population was 413,066. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa metropolitan area, a region with 1,023,988 residents. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe, and most of Tulsa is still part of the territory of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation. It is situated on the Arkansas River between the Osage Hills and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country". Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture.



Benefits and Features

The position offers a competitive salary based on education, training, and experience and includes a full benefit package, student debt repayment, and an annual CME stipend, all designed to support a high-quality professional practice and a favorable work-life-family balance. VA does this by offering paid time off in the form of 26 days of paid annual leave, 13 days of paid sick leave per year, 11 federal holidays with pay, and a 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 the 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 is available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan through 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.



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 Veterans Healthcare Network Offers the Best Care and the Best Careers… By working for one of the largest health care systems in the Nation, you’ll have a wide range of practice settings, specialization opportunities, and leadership positions at your fingertips. Geography won’t even get in your way. Only one active, unrestricted state license is required to practice across our entire health care system. VA strives to offer employees a better quality of life, both on the job and off. You will be challenged as a member of our interdisciplinary care teams to achieve the most positive patient outcomes possible. Our care teams practice groundbreaking medicine, often treating patients with injuries rarely seen in the private sector. Additionally, VA invests in some of the most advanced medical technologies, including our lauded electronic patient record system and Bar Code Medication Administration system. In return for our employees’ dedication to exceptional patient care, we offer a robust benefits package that’s unmatched in the private sector.

The Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a primary medical and surgical facility located in Muskogee, OK, that provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. Outpatient care is also provided at two community based outpatient clinics in Hartshorne and Tulsa, OK. The medical center serves a veteran population of more than 56,400 throughout eastern Oklahoma providing medical, surgical, primary care, and mental health services. It has 91 hospital beds. It is offers an academic setting affiliated with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine and the Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine hosting residents and Interns within the facility. The medical center also provides training for other disciplines, including physical therapy, nursing, radiation technology, phlebotomy, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social work, optometry, and psychology. With 4 active research projects in 2008, the Medical Center Research & Development Program is an integral part of the medical center’s mission and plays a very important role in the health care Veterans receive. The Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center is providing “The Best Care” to our Veterans, and “The Best Careers” to our Healthcare Professionals… Join us!

What makes Muskogee a great city to live in… Muskogee was thrust onto the world stage when country music star Merle Haggard recorded the hit song “Okie from Muskogee”, an ode to “livin’ right and bein’ free.” Nearly 40 years later, spending time in Muskogee is still about living right in a classic, free and easy western atmosphere. Located two hours east of Oklahoma City, Muskogee is a place where you’ll find more than just small town, southern charm. Take a few minutes to browse the site listed below and discover the “Best of Muskogee” including the world famous Oklahoma Azalea Festival, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular Renaissance Festivals, some of the region’s best restaurants, stunning parks and Oklahoma’s best antique shopping. So sit back, kick off your boots and stay a while as we showcase Muskogee’s “Hall of Fame” attractions and activities.  

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Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Muskogee, OK, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Salary Range: $270000.00 to $348000.00 Yearly