The Central Texas VA Health Care System is seeking a Physician Anesthesiologist to provide a variety of Veteran patient services requiring general anesthesia receiving care within the Anesthesiology Service. 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. Education: 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. License: 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. English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Leadership Experience Experience giving presentations Experience in policy reviews and interpretation Experience resolving issues in HR, Patient Complaints, Equipment Experience managing time Experience with Service line program development/expansion 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 pounds; Walking (2 hours); Standing (1-8 hours); Repeated bending (1-2 hours); Both legs required; Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors. ["Announcement extended until 03/31/3. Anesthesiologists provide anesthetics, both general and regional, to veteran surgical patients, with emphasis on geriatric anesthesia. The majority of these are major vascular, thoracic, urologic, orthopedic, eye, ENT, plastic and general surgical procedures. In addition, they provide anesthesia for cardioversion, GI lab, bronchoscopy lab, electrophysiology lab and catheterization lab. Consultations are provided for pre-anesthetic evaluation of medically compromised surgical patients, difficult intravenous or intra-arterial access and airway problems. They perform pre- and post-operative evaluations and following surgery, care for patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), which is medically directed by the Anesthesiology Service.Anesthesiology is a member of the \"code blue team\" and to emergency room calls, if requested. The anesthesiologists are responsible for guiding and training anesthesia residents and SRNAs for Baylor Scott and White and Darnell Army HospitalThe office of the Chief oversees the clinical and administrative functions of this service.Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Patient evaluation and examination Operating Room preparation Accompanying the patient to the OR and applying monitors Anesthesia induction, intubation Starting invasive monitoring lines; such as CVP catheters in some patients Patient positioning, lateral, supine prone Maintaining anesthesia Giving fluids and blood transfusion in some patients Extubating the patient except for major operations Patient transfer and ventilation during transfer to ICU or maintaining spontaneous breathing to patients going to PACU Supervises two operating rooms, unless lung resection or any other major operation that requires the continuous full attention of the anesthesiologists At times responds to Code Blues throughout the medical center Respond to emergency calls in the operating room Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with Rotating On-call and Nights/Weekends/Holidays VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be available to highly qualified candidate in their first appointment to the government. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not available 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, 12 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"]
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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.