The North Texas VA Health Care System is seeking a Physician (Anesthesiologist) to provide a variety of Veteran patient services requiring general anesthesia receiving care within the Anesthesiolgoy Service. This announcement will remain open until filled. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Physical Requirements: See outlined below. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7402(d) and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible in Anesthesiology. Clinical practice and management experience. Experience providing regional anesthesia. Experience in ambulatory surgery center environment. 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: Light lifting and carrying under 15 pounds, Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental/emotional stability. ["The Anesthesiologist will be responsible of evaluating the physical of Veteran patients to include preoperative evaluation, preparing treatment plans, administration of parenteral fluids, medications, & blood products, application of specific methods of respiratory therapy, application of restraints, arterial blood gas sampling, bronchoscopy, clinical management of the patient unconscious from whatever cause, clinical management of various fluid electrolyte & metabolic disturbances, ECG interpretation, endotracheal intubation, cultures, femoral puncture, interpretation of pulmonary function tests, intravenous catheterization (peripheral and central), local and topical anesthesia, management of problems in multiorgan resuscitation including cardiac & respiratory, management of problems in pain relief, management of procedures for rendering patient insensible to pain & emotional stress during surgical, obstetrical & certain medical procedures, nerve blocks with and without ultrasound guided assistance, support of life functions under the stress of anesthetic & surgical manipulations, pulmonary artery catheterization, temporary pacemaker placement, ultrasound-guided catheter placement, and insertion of trans-esophageal echocardiography probe. Additional duties may include: Admitting, cryotherapy neuroablation, diagnostic peripheral nerve blocks, discography, epidural catheter implant, epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, history & physicals, intra-articular joint injections, intrathecal/epidural/peripheral neurolysis, radio frequency neuroablation, sympathetic nerve blocks, therapeutic nerve blocks including and celiac plexus blocks. Acupuncture Fluoroscopic imaging (for those procedures otherwise credentialed) Intrathecal pump implant (Opioid/Baclofen) Spinal Cord Stimulator - trail/implant Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.