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. 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: Completed Fellowship in Anesthesiology accredited by the ACGME or other national certifying body Preferred Experience: Anesthesiologist experience in an adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Working in the SICU/OR and general operating rooms 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), straight pulling (6 hrs.), pulling hand over hand (6 hrs.), pushing (2 hrs.), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hrs.), standing (2 hrs.), crawling, keeling, repeated bending 6 hrs.), both legs required, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted). ["The Physician (Anesthesiologist) will serve as a Staff Anesthesiologists in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and general operating rooms. The anesthesiologist should have additional Adult Intensive Care Unit experience, including fellowship training. VAPSHCS has a closed ICU model that is run by both surgical and anesthesiology-trained intensivists. The Staff Anesthesiologist is directly accountable to the Chief of the Anesthesia Service Line and will provide the highest level of care throughout the medical center in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and the Joint Commission accreditation standards. The VAPSHCS SICU is a multispecialty environment that includes an open-heart surgery program. The anesthesiologist may anticipate attending in the ICU eight to ten weeks per year, spending the remainder of their clinical time providing a variety of services. The Staff Anesthesiologist will provide pre-operative assessment, intra operative care utilizing MAC, regional and general anesthetic techniques on ASA Class 1 through 5 patients. Staff Anesthesiologist will provide post-operative care, including ventilator management within recovery areas and the ICU. Staff Anesthesiologist provides anesthesia-related, direct patient care in multiple facility locations, including OR, ICU, in-patient wards, ED and participates in call coverage. Staff Anesthesiologist will supervise CRNAs and will have the opportunity to teach rotating medical students, residents and fellows. Staff Anesthesiologist may also be involved in program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care. Staff Anesthesiologist will supervise CRNAs and have will have the opportunity to teach rotating medical students, residents and fellows. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station: Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact, Stacy.Hermann@V20CompensationTeam@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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