This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board certification in Anesthesiology or in the Board Examination Eligibility Period. Preferred Experience: Ability to perform uncomplicated cardiac anesthesia or critical care fellowship is 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: This position requires heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying 45 pounds and over; straight pulling more than 1 hour; pulling hand over hand 2 hours, pushing 1 hour; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking more than 1 hours; standing 4 hours; crawling 1 hour; kneeling half hour; repeated bending more than 1 hour; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye. ["The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) serves as the tertiary referral center for New Mexico, eastern Arizona and southern Colorado. The types of procedures performed here include, but are not limited to, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, urological and neurological procedures with occasional sedation for GI and interventional radiology. Patient care, research, and teaching opportunities are available. The NMVAHCS Anesthesia Service is seeking a full-time Physician (Anesthesiologist). The Anesthesia Service is a collegial department consisting of Anesthesiologists and CRNAs, with anesthesia residents, medical students and SRNAs that rotate through the department. The Anesthesia Service offers the full range of perioperative care. This includes extensive participation in preoperative optimization of surgical patients; intraoperative clinical pathways including ERAS; postoperative management including participation in care in the surgical intensive care unit; and acute and chronic pain management. The NMVAHCS has an academic affiliation with the University of New Mexico. This position has the possibility of obtaining a clinical appointment at the University of New Mexico. The position allows time for academic study and responsibilities. This position involves providing anesthesia care in operating room/non-OR anesthesia locations. There is mainly CRNA/resident supervision with some opportunity to personally perform cases. Our mission is to provide excellent safe anesthetic care to our nation's veterans. There is no OB, trauma, or pediatrics, but otherwise we offer a variety of interesting and challenging cases. The NMVAHCS serves as the tertiary referral center for New Mexico, Eastern Arizona and Southern Colorado. The types of procedures performed here include, but are not limited to, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, and urological cases. Experience with ultrasound and regional anesthesia is helpful. There is an acute pain service and a preoperative assessment clinic. There is an increasing need for non-OR anesthesia in multiple areas. Patient care, research, and teaching opportunities are available. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Highly qualified individual may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive in accordance with agency policy. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the (EDRP).EDRP Authorized: Contact Natasha L. Brant, firstname.lastname@example.org , 602-277-5551 x3062 or Miriam A. Ubiles, email@example.com , 210-773-7180, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3:00pm with rotating in-house evening/weekend/holiday shifts. This position does require rotational weekend and night shift coverage to cover hospital and surgical emergencies."]
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