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. Preferred Experience: Board eligibility/certification is preferred in order to qualify for a faculty appointment with our academic affiliate, to teach and supervise Residents and Fellows. 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: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The duties of an anesthesiologist include the care of a patient during the perioperative period. An anesthesiologist also serves as a subject matter expert for the facility in airway management, anesthetic/sedation drug management, and pain management. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is an intermediate complexity facility with a diverse inpatient and outpatient population. CLINICAL - Evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide consultation for patients of all ages in the perioperative or periprocedural period - Serve as an expert in airway management including specialized techniques such as fiberoptic bronchoscopy, video laryngoscopy, and one lung ventilation - Document and review patients' histories - Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests - Use specialized equipment including, but not limited to specialized monitoring devices, laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes, ventilators, and ultrasounds - Evaluate for and perform anesthetics including monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia, and/or regional anesthesia as is appropriate for the patient - Placement of invasive monitoring as is appropriate for the patient - Provide acute and chronic pain management - Prescribe and administering treatments in all aspects of the specialty - Provide consultations or referring patients to specialists - Conduct and supervise direct patient care - Explain the risks, dangers, and expectations to patients - Consultations and follow-up in both the outpatient and inpatient areas - Quality testing and referral for maintenance of equipment - Plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion - Exercise command of medical and surgical care as provided by law and regulations - Conduct medical research whenever appropriate, and participate in education and training of related personnel - Participate in on-call schedule in a responsive and timely manner - Collaborate and participate in multi-disciplinary care - Maintain the Medical Records as required by the Health Records Policy - Timely response to clinical emergencies ADMINISTRATIVE - Participate in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, Service, and the Hospital - Participate in quality assurance projects/patient safety initiatives in the department and facility - Provide daily guidance on operating room scheduling and flow - Maintain CME and licensure as required by the licensing Board(s) - Teach Residents and Fellows - Enhance departmental and organizational reputation - Maintain confidentiality of all health information and records according to Federal guidelines and regulation Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm or 8:30am - 5:00pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.