Lebanon VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time permanent Physician (Anesthesiologist) to join their team providing excellent care to our nation's Veterans.
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The Lebanon VA Medical Center Anesthesia Section is seeking a full-time, highly talented Anesthesiologist in all aspects of patient care including surgery and inpatient/outpatient care, as well as a call rotation. This also includes accepting inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers.
The Anesthesiologist will be responsible to run an outpatient clinic and provide inpatient anesthesia services while meeting the Acute Care and Specialty Services requirements. This includes the utilization of anesthesia care for surgery when appropriate.
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Appropriately documents own interventions and reviews appropriate health team documentation of patient treatment plans and involve the primary care provider when indicated to treat changes in the patient's condition.
Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels.
Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services.
Participates in in-service training programs and maintains competencies.
Participates in direct patient care, including utilizing tele-health technologies, e.g., for pre- and post-operative evaluations.
Maintains current knowledge of trends in professional issues.
Evaluates the need for, and provides education to the patient and or their family concerning the patient's treatment and diagnosis.
Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and activities.
Develops and leads interdisciplinary teams to improve organizational performance.
Recognizes impediments to health care delivery and uses problem-solving/performance improvement approaches to improve outcomes.
Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process.
Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation.
Evaluates need and participates in interdisciplinary ad hoc committees/process action teams for constructive problem solving.
Establishes objective and measurable goals that are appropriate for case load size based on patient population and diagnoses.
Develops and implements interdisciplinary standards of practice and care.
Conducts self-review of current practice and seek constructive feedback from peers.
Facilitates open dialogue among peers, supervisors and staff.
Communicates effectively with patients, families/significant others and the health team members.
Establishes ongoing relationships with professional/health related groups within the community.
Recognizes impact of age-specific care needs and incorporates this into the assessment process and incorporates these age-specific needs into care as reflected by modification of treatment plans.
Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services.
Presents accurate information in interdisciplinary and public groups.
Fosters good public relations when interpreting philosophy, policies/procedures, goals and objectives to staff, patients and the public.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, (Will be required to work evenings and weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Reasons to work for the VA:
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86 days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory and you can practice anywhere in VHA.
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position if Veteran needs should arise.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
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.
American Board of Anesthesiology certification or status as a Candidate in the ABA Examination System (i.e., Board Eligible)
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: 5 years as a practicing Anesthesiologist preferred.
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:Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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