The Central Texas Veterans Health Care system is currently seeking a full Anesthesiologist to provide anesthetics, both general and regional to veteran surgical patients with emphasis on geriatric anesthesia. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be considered for a highly qualified candidate. 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 DUTIES Provides anesthetics, both general and regional, to veteran surgical patients, with emphasis on geriatric anesthesia. Includes vascular, thoracic, urologic, orthopedic, eye, ENT, plastic and general surgical procedures. Provides anesthesia for cardioversion, GI lab, bronchoscopy lab, electrophysiology lab and catheterization lab. Provides consultations for pre-anesthetic evaluation of medically compromised surgical patients, difficult intravenous or intra-arterial access and airway problems. Perform pre-and post-operative evaluations and following surgery, care for the patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). May respond to "code blue" and to emergency rooms. Responsible for guiding and training anesthesia residents and SRNA's for Baylor Scott and White and Darnell Army Hospital. Additional duties include the following: Patient evaluation and examination Operating Room preparation Accompanying the patient to the OR and applying monitors Anesthesia induction, intubation Starting invasive monitoring lines; such as CVP catheters in some patients Patient positioning, lateral, supine prone Maintaining anesthesia Giving fluids and blood transfusion in some patients Extubating the patient except for major operations Patient transfer and ventilation during transfer to ICU or maintaining spontaneous breathing to patients going to PACU Supervises two operating rooms, unless lung resection or other major operation that requires the continuous full attention of anesthesiologists Respond to emergency calls in the operating room At times responds to Code Blues throughout the medical center Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm, with rotating on-call
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.