Anesthesiology Section Chief (ASC) provides patient care according to standard, customary, and evidence-based methods and techniques. The supervisory role of ASC includes the monitoring, review and assignment of healthcare providers' workload, clinical effectiveness and efficiency, coordination of work schedules and the responsibility for clinical performance measures.
* Work closely with other leaders within clinical and administrative service lines and the organization to ensure optimization of resources, and delivery of effective and efficient patient care.
* Participate in administrative, management, quality assurance and other activities, meetings or committees as necessary or assigned.
* Manage clinical operations of the Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Section.
* Establish and maintain systems and processes for the purpose of performance improvement and quality management.
* Provision of direct patient care services at least 50% of the time, depending on the needs of the organization.
* Assessment of, consultation for, and preparation of patients for anesthesia.
* Provision of anesthesia, including amnesia, unconsciousness and insensibility to pain during surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures and the management of patients affected.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 6:30am to 3:00pm or as agreed upon with the service. Incumbent is expected to be available for duty outside of regular duty hours as listed. NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Completion of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency in Anesthesia.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* 5 years of direct patient care experience
* 3 years of a department level supervisory and management experience in a healthcare setting, including experience with project or change management.
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. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching at and above the shoulders, use of both hands and fingers, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, adequate hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability required. 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 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1969982.
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.