This Physician is a Board-Certified /Board Eligible Anesthesiologist. The Anesthesiologist is responsible for patient care, daily administrative duties, and will conduct quality assurance projects per the needs of the Anesthesiology Service. A relocation or recruitment incentive may be available for a highly qualified candidate. This announcement will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 09/03/2021. Additional application will be referred as needed. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care. Most of the Anesthesiologists time should be devoted to patient care, administrative duties, with the remaining set aside for Quality Assurance activities as needed by the Anesthesiology Service. Patient Care Includes: The Anesthesiologist will be responsible for providing the most effective delivery of anesthetic care throughout the hospital while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Anesthesiologist has responsibility for providing a complete range of anesthetic care to patients including pre-operative assessment, Intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring and post anesthesia care in compliance with the national Joint Commission accreditation standards. The Anesthesia-related direct care in all functional areas of the OR, PACU, ICU ward and Clinic settings as needed. The Anesthesiologist will examine patients, obtain medical history, use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical and other medical procedures with nurses, CRNA's, medical technicians and other health care providers. The Anesthesiologist will administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal or caudal methods. The Anesthesiologist will coordinate the administration of anesthetics with surgeons during procedures in operating rooms. The Anesthesiologist will provide and maintain life support and airway management as needed and help prepare patients for emergency surgery. The Anesthesiologist will decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following surgery. Administrative Duties Include: The Anesthesiologist must meet anesthesia-related documentation requirement set forth by the Joint Commission and VA Standards. The Incumbent Anesthesiologist participates in the development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care. The Anesthesiologist is responsible for maintaining current clinical privileges and keeping His/her licensure, and other appropriate documents and operational systems up to date. Quality Assurance includes: The Anesthesiologist participates in safe administration of blood and blood products ensuring that all protocol is followed as per Policy Memorandum 113-08-04, Blood and Blood Component Administration. The Anesthesiologist will participate in the teaching of Air Way Management to Medical Center Residents as requested. The Anesthesiologist will participate in the review of conscious sedation reversal in patients. The Anesthesiologist will participate in the teaching a review of intubations and re intubations in the OR and PACU. The Anesthesiologist will provide consultation for nerve blocks, nerve blocks for diagnostic and therapeutic effect, when indicated. The Anesthesiologist will be an instructor in clinical anesthesia for oral surgery residents, surgical residents, anesthesia residents, and interns. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available for highly qualified candidate Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 07:00am to 15:30pm, may have on-call schedule Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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