Physician (Anesthesia / Pain Management)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Lebanon, PA

Posted Date 4/26/2019
Description This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official on a biweekly basis. If the vacancy is filled prior to the closing date, the announcement will be closed.

Lebanon VA Medical Center is looking for a full-time Physicians to perform anesthesia and pain management under the Surgery Care Line. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Working on a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, clinical pharmacists, physical therapists, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients.
  • Developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses.
  • Conferring with and serving as a consultant to other clinicians.
  • Providing various levels of care such as evaluating medical histories, completing physical exams, orders, analyzing appropriate tests and laboratory exams.
  • Direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration andmonitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards. Types of surgeries include but are not limited to: general surgery, orthopedics, plastics, ophthalmology, diabetic foot. Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.
  • Provides anesthesia-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, PACU, ICU ward and clinic settings as needed.
  • Must meet anesthesia-related documentation requirements set forth by Joint Commission and participates in development and implementation of programplanning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 hour shifts between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. Alternate tours of duty may be approved by the supervisor.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/24/2020.
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 Certification in Anesthesia and Pain Management

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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1
hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required;Walking (up to 3 hours);
Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapidmental and muscular coordination
simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted)

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