The Clement J. Zablocki Medical center in Milwaukee, WI is looking for a cardiac anesthesia fellowship and critical care trained anesthesiologist with strong academic interest. The candidate should have completed an anesthesiology residency in an ACGME accredited program within the past 6 years. The ideal candidate will have achieved recognition for outstanding performance in residency and will have completed a year of cardiac anesthesiology fellowship training in a ACGME program. 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: Candidate must have appropriate credentials for a faculty appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin at an assistant professor level. Board Certification/Board Eligible in Anesthesia and Critical Care Preferred Experience: Achieved recognition for outstanding performance in residency and completed a year of cardiac fellowship training and critical care fellowship training in an ACGME accredited program Demonstrates a history of involvement in Quality improvement and Patient Safety initiatives Active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist and certified in ACLS Training in trans-esophageal echocardiography, ECMO, pulmonary vasodilation and treatment of right heart failure and management of complex medical and surgical patients in the perioperative period Academic interest and early success with scholarly endeavors should be evident including presentations at National scientific meetings and experience with education and teaching within the specialty. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting or standing. ["According to the Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin, the 31st most populous city in the United States and 39th most populous region in the United States. Major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, American Family Field (previously Miller Park), an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Participating in cardiac anesthesiology night call and surgical ICU night call is required. Work Schedule: Varies, 50 hours per pay period"]
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