The Charles George VAMC in Asheville, North Carolina is seeking a Chief of Anesthesiology for full time employment. The Anesthesiology Section consists of 3 anesthesiologists and 11 CRNAs, with SRNAs from Duke University Medical Center as well as several military training programs that rotate through the department. The successful applicant will be involved in the administrative duties required of the service, while working collaboratively with the CRNAs. There is also an expectation that the Chief will have clinical responsibilities for certain cases as well. The anesthesia service is built on a team model - the CRNAs do not have full practice authority, but they are MD peers rather than subordinates. The Surgical Services at the CGVAMC average over 4000 cases/year in our 7 operating rooms - services include CT Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, ENT and ophthalmology, with small volumes of Gyn and Podiatry cases as well. There is no OB, trauma, or pediatrics. Additional Anesthesia coverage is provided for Cardiology and GI procedures out of the Operating Room. Research and teaching opportunities are available. The CGVAMC serves a broad referral area for veterans in central and western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and Georgia.
The Chief of the Anesthesiology at the Charles George VAMC is expected to provide the most effective delivery of anesthesia care throughout the medical center, in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and Joint Commission accreditation standards. The Chief will act as the subject matter expert for all anesthesia care, concerns, and needs that arise related to provision of such care in our healthcare system. The Chief will work under direction of, and report directly to, the Chief of Surgical Services. In addition to maintaining consistent clinical staffing levels within the Section to meet the demands of the facility, the Chief will ensure that all appropriate modalities of anesthesia care are available to Veteran patients undergoing surgical procedures. The Chief is responsible for maintaining clinical privileges and licensure.
The Chief of Anesthesia will also provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Anesthesiology Section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics. In leading the Anesthesia Section, the Chief is responsible for supervision of all staff within the section. The Chief CRNA is available and expected to assist in these administrative functions.
Duties for the position of Physician (Chief, Anesthesiologist) include:
* Performs as the Chief Anesthesiologist in the Surgical Service Care Line.
* Performs the full spectrum of Anesthesiology procedures.
* Performs procedures for cardiac anesthesia including TEE (does not require TEE certification).
* Responsible for direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards.
* Supervisor for staff Anesthesiologists and Chief CRNA
* Responsible for Out of OR Airway Management Program at CGVAMC
* Participate, as an anesthesia subject matter expert, in various committees and workgroups as required by leadership
* Supervision, teaching and evaluation of performance of CRNAs, SRNAs, medical students and other paramedical personnel in anesthesia
* Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.
Work Schedule: M-F7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. On call duties are required.
Functional Statement Title/#: Anesthesiologist Surgical Service
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration. 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Completed a formal residency in anesthesiology preferred.
Experience in transesophageal echocardiography required.
Experience inanesthesia management required.
Experience in Regional anesthesia techniques required.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder;?,walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850 Application for Physician, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors, Physician License) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof ofservice(required). If you have never served in the US military,this formdoes not apply to you.Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
5. If you are a current or former federal employees, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required). If you have never held a position in the federal government, this form does not apply to you.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1992627.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 01, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.