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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. License: 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: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: The Candidate must have Certification, or he/she is in the process to acquire Certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. A candidate with a Testamur status might be considered. Preferred Experience: The candidate should have a broad clinical experience and interest in practicing in a complex and high-acuity clinical 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: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds, moderate carrying 15-44 pounds, pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, walking, standing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, work in constant noise. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Rudy.Pearson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Washington DC is seeking a highly qualified Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists full time. The position requires a successful completion of an Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship program or alternate pathway as well as training in Transesophageal Echocardiography. The Candidate must have Certification, or he/she is in the process to acquire Certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. A candidate with a Testamur status will be considered. The candidate should have a broad clinical experience and interest in practicing in a complex and high-acuity clinical environment. The Washington DC VAMC provides best-practice surgical and procedural care to veterans ranging from common outpatient procedures to complex surgeries (general surgery, ENT, urologic, orthopedic, plastic and reconstructive, cardiothoracic, vascular, gynecologic, GI, EP etc.). Priority is given to candidates with additional training and/or experience in the following anesthesia subspecialties: Perioperative anesthesia services (preoperative anesthesia clinic, ERAS protocols, perioperative surgical home etc.) Acute perioperative pain management (performance of peripheral nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance, peripheral nerve catheter placements, perioperative pain rounds, etc.) Advanced cardiothoracic anesthesia training. Applicants must have a strong desire to teach residents, medical students, student nurse anesthetists, and other learners in the VA system. Anesthesiologists participate in provision of clinical anesthesia services in supervising CRNAs/residents in an Anesthesia Care Team Model, self-administration of anesthesia care, departmental development (M&M, QI projects, etc.), collaborative projects with other departments and/or avenues available to research and toward publication. Candidates will be considered for a George Washington University faculty appointment through the department of Anesthesiology at George Washington University. Rank and promotion will be dependent on academic background and clinical and educational experience as per George Washington University criteria. This position will provide the opportunity to join a group of energetic and dynamic anesthesia providers aligned with VA's Mission, Vision and Core Values. Responsibilities include: Direct patient care in cardiothoracic and general anesthesiology and teaching/supervising of anesthesiology residents, SRNAs, Medical Students and other trainees. Cardiac case mix will include open heart, high risk thoracic/vascular, electrophysiology, and cardiology cases (TEE, cardioversions). Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Initial evaluation and overall workups, and focused history & physicals of medical/surgical patients as needed, including evaluation of patients as part of our preoperative anesthesia clinic. Peri-operative anesthetic care to patients, including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care in an anesthesia team model with CRNA and/or anesthesia residents. Rotating evening/weekend call coverage equally amongst staff anesthesiologists. Expertise with a wide variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures including regional and spinal anesthesia. Teaching of anesthesia residents, medical students, student nurse anesthetists, and other trainees. Participate in quality/performance improvement initiatives, committees, and any other relevant activities as appropriate. Opportunity for participation in clinical research for interested candidates. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: The workweek is Monday through Friday with evening, night, weekend and holiday call shared equally with staff anesthesiologists and cardiac team."]
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