Physician-Anesthesiologist (Regular Ft) w/ Recruitment Incentive and PCS
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan, Michigan
Internal Number: 751373400
The Iron Mountain VA Healthcare System is seeking an Anesthesiologist in the Surgery, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Service with specific duties to provide care to those in the operating room and to serve as Chief of Anesthesiology. This position is necessary to provide specialized clinical Anesthesiology services for surgical patients and those undergoing other diagnostic and therapeutic non-operative procedures. 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: Board certified or eligible in Anesthesiology Preferred Experience: Years of experience; scholarly activity and publications in basic science, clinical research, and/or medical education; fellowship training in pain medicine 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. ["Develops guidelines for employee engagement performance requirements, measuring levels of engagement, retraining, and developing talent to achieve a high-quality diverse workforce. Responsible assisting with the strategic planning and operation of the Surgical Service. The employee is responsible for ensuring the administrative and clinical supervision of surgical staff in their professional role. Incumbent ensures the provision of surgery services in a variety of inpatient and outpatient program areas and clinics. Assists with all surgery activities within the medical center ensuring that educational and quality surgical care needs of Veterans are met. To accomplish the functions of this position, close cooperation with leadership, and the Service Chief is required. Participates in making major decisions affecting the basic content and character of the operations of surgery. These decisions involve matters, such as, determining which surgery elements should be initiated, dropped, curtailed, or emphasized; how many resources should be deployed; the time of curtailing, initiating, and changing surgery elements; basic service planning, evaluation of service goals and objectives; decisions on organizational structure and delegated responsibility. measures for improving coordination among surgery service, and control measures to provide data for management and reports results to Chief of Surgery. Additional duties will be communicated during interview process. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Service Agreement Required Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Approved 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 08:00am-4:30pm"]
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