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. Learn more. Duties: The incumbent is responsible for providing Anesthesia services to Veterans of the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. The Anesthesiologist may be asked to provide care in various settings to include operating room, endoscopy procedure room, and in the Emergency Department. Staff within the Anesthesia service area are ultimately responsible for all aspects of medical care and provide or assist residents and/or the mid-level practitioner in the process of evaluation and treatment of the Surgery and Endoscopy patients which require Anesthesia. The incumbent evaluates the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status. The Anesthesia provider is responsible to coordinate with providers within their own and outside of their own Service Line, and with other VHA facilities or community providers as determined by the plan of care for the veteran. Open, clear, and collaborative engagements are a key duty. Incumbent is ultimately responsible to ensure barriers for Veterans and staff are minimized in order to promote a positive work environment. Fosters positive working relationships with staff, peers and Veterans. Staff within Anesthesia service perform consultations within their own and other service lines as indicated. They are responsible for the provision of clinical care, graduate and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as appropriate. Anesthesiologist will be expected to share on-call responsibilities with other anesthesiologists. Staff within Anesthesia Service are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through peer review process. Work Schedule: 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday with overtime, weekend, and holiday work as needed VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program-EDRP (Student Loan Repayment): Anesthesiologist is eligible for EDRP 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
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