The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking an Anesthesiologist. The Anesthesiologist is accountable to the Chief of Surgery and is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of anesthesia care while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. Duties will include, but are not limited to: pre-anesthesia, peri-anesthesia, and post-anesthesia care in outpatient and inpatient setting; administration of general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, and regional anesthesia in collaboration with other anesthesiologists; perform thorough pre/peri/post anesthesia assessments and develop individualized anesthesia patient care plans; emergency airway management in the hospital, placement of intravenous catheters and intra-arterial lines and on-call responsibilities commensurate with other anesthesiologists in the department. The Anesthesiologist will assist with process improvement and quality assurance activities specific to the department. The Anesthesiologist will independently administer and monitor anesthesia care during, to include but not limited to, general surgery, vascular, urology, podiatry, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and ophthalmology procedures by providing services such as: Performing pre-anesthetic assessments and evaluations of a patient and developing an anesthetic plan; Initiating the planned anesthetic technique, which may include general, regional and local anesthesia and IV sedation; Administering the anesthetic, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic and to maintain a patient's physiologic homeostasis and correct abnormal responses to the anesthesia or the surgery; Applying or inserting the appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting a patient's physiological data; Managing a patient's airway and pulmonary status including induce endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy and extubating; Managing a patient's emergence and recovery from anesthesia; Releasing a patient to post-anesthesia care providers; Responding to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques; Assisting with procedures in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); and Other tasks inherent to an Anesthesiologist in collaboration with other VA staff in the Surgery Department. Other duties as assigned. The Anesthesiologist will perform services in accordance with VA policies and procedures and the By Laws of the Louis A. Johnson VAMC and will work in cooperation with the Chief of Surgery and other administrative staff. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, however, subject to change based on the needs of the Medical Center. (required on-call coverage of irregular tours of duty as assigned). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
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