The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgeon with LVAD Experience at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, one of the most complex facilities in the VA healthcare system is seeking a Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgeon with expertise in the management of cardiac surgery patients and ventricular assist devices for the Operative Care Line. This is a Full-time position at the MEDVAMC and an academic appointment at the Baylor College of Medicine. The candidate must be board certified in Surgical Critical Care and General Surgery. Duties for this position include but are not limited to: Works under general professional direction with considerable freedom in providing treatment for a wide range of cases consulted to the Acute Care Service with emphasis on cardiac surgery patients, management of ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplant patients. Follows established policies in accepting referral of patients from other facilities. Ensures all available services and treatment to care are provided to patients. Interpretation of electrocardiogram, x-rays, lumbar puncture - with supervision, tracheostomy (emergency), incision and drainage of simple abscesses. Suturing of lacerations, closed cardiac massage, endotracheal intubation, aspiration or injection of joints - with supervision. Needle aspiration of tension pneumothorax, uses fluoroscopy procedures with supervision. Manage all patients in the area of General Surgery: Excise Skin Tumor, Split Thickness Skin Grafts, Skin Laceration, Bone Debridement, Drainage Perianal Abscess, Resection Thyroglossal Duct Cyst, Tracheostomy, Thyroidectomy, Radical Neck Dissection, Simple Mastectomy, Radical Mastectomy, Esophagoscopy, Tube Thoracostomy, Exploratory Laparotomy, Closure of Perforated Ulcer, Vagotomy, Pyloroplasty, Gastric Resection, Total Gastrectomy, Pyloromyotomy, Cholecystectomy, Common Bile Duct Exploration, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Splenectomy, Liver Biopsy Open, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Large Bowel Resection, Sigmoidoscopy, Colostomy, Colostomy Closure, Repair of Hiatus Hernia, Appendectomy, Abdomino-Perineal Resection, I & D of Intra-abdominal Resection, Repair of Inguinal Hernia, Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia, Repair of Ventral Hernia, Repair of Femoral Hernia, Excision of Pilonidal Cyst, Hemorrhoidectomy, Excision of Anal Fistula, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Lysis of Adhesions, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Inguinal Herniorraphy. Advanced Laparoscopy procedures include: Bowel resection, Colectomy, Vagotomy, Gastric Fundoplication, Heller Myotomy, Splenectomy, Amputations, Hemoaccess procedures, Bronchoscopy, Esophagoscopy, Oophorectomy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Abdominal Hysterectomy. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting On Call Responsibility: On call responsibility for this position is on a monthly basis. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
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