Physician (Chief, Anesthesia Section)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 10/31/2019
Description Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

This positon will be on Table 4/Tier 2.

Acquire and maintain academic appointment or equivalent authorization for resident and medical student teaching, is a requirement of this position.

The Chief of Anesthesiology will function as a staff anesthesiologist, the duties of which include, but are not limited to:
  • Provision of anesthetic management of complex thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, plastic surgery, transplant, and urology cases, including the pre- and post-operative periods. Clinical call during non-administrative tour hours is expected.
  • Management of patients via contemporary general and regional anesthesia techniques, including thoracic epidural, peripheral, and other types of blocks.
  • Oversight of the interdisciplinary pain management program including supervision of the Chief of Pain Service.
  • Provision of supervision and teaching in anesthetic management.
Acquire and maintain academic appointment or equivalent authorization for resident and medical student teaching through the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Additionally, the Chief of Anesthesia will be responsible for the supervision of all staff within the section including: CRNAs, MDs, APRNs, and Anesthesia Technicians in the Anesthesia Care Team Model. The successful applicant will coordinate the global delivery of anesthesia services by ensuring a capable and motivated staff, by monitoring trends and reviewing singular events, and by providing an overall vision of the practice. They align these functions to exceed regulatory, organizational or professional expectations. They act as a liaison between anesthesia practitioners and members of administrative, clinical and medical staff. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Anesthesiology Section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics.
  • Assist staff in identifying and solving patient care problems relating to anesthesia services on a day-to-day basis.
  • Participate, as an anesthesia subject matter expert, in various committees and workgroups as required by leadership.
  • Oversee CRNA and Anesthesiologist clinical assessments, proficiency reports, and continuing education, including formal supervisory duties.
  • Support an ethical work environment to assure transparent reporting of events to enhance patient care.
  • Oversee and coordinate the educational mission of the department.
  • Oversee and coordinate the research mission of the department.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm; Dependent on patient needs
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Supervisory Probationary Period Required: Yes, if not previously completed
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Virtual Position: No
Telework Eligible: No
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible

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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs. and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.

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