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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible 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 The General Surgeon assures the provision of high quality and safe patient care both in and outside the operating room. Clinical management and organization of General Surgery assessment and preparation of patients for surgery. Initial evaluation and overall workup, H&P, and admission of general surgery patients Informs veterans to the risks as well as benefits of upcoming surgical procedures, Performs general surgery procedures (e.g. appendectomy, cholecystectomy and herniorrhaphy) Enters notes electronically in a paperless medical record system Provision of appropriate post-operative care Management of patients in the emergency department, medical imaging departments, ICU and in the Endoscopy Suites Provides occasional consultative services to other service providers for outpatients and for patients admitted Works effectively with patients and coworkers. Treats Veterans, Veteran's Family Members, and other healthcare professionals with respect and dignity Supervision of General Surgery Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants (mid-levels) and other staff as required Responsible for General Surgery Mid-level Providers evaluation of proficiency and competency reviews using techniques of direct observation and chart reviews Participation in peer review and quality improvement activities is required to ensure quality of patient care consistent with VA regulations and Joint Commission standards Member of several standing committees including, but not limited to the Tissue Committee, Operating Room Committee, and Surgical Service Morbidity and Mortality Committee Understands and abides by the Medical Bylaws of this facility Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery It is estimated that the general surgeon's position will be approximately 90% clinical and 10% administrative The incumbent will be required to take call Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., On Call Some Nights and Weekends
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.