OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans? 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. NOTE: This applies to past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professions Trainees (HPT) only. VA HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements, or admitted to the VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC) 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. 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. 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: American Board of Anesthesiology certified or eligible ACGME or equivalent Fellowship Training in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology completion or to be completed prior to start date of employment Preferred Experience: Certified by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) for Advanced Perioperative TEE Echocardiography. Qualify to receive an academic appointment at Emory University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology to meet residency and fellowship commission compliance. Ability to communicate professionally and proficiently with a wide variety of people, patients, physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, technicians, and administrators. Possesses a strong work ethic, superb integrity, kindness and empathy, ability to work collaboratively in a group setting, and a commitment to public service. 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: Ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; ability to assist with lifting of patients; ability to perform all anesthesia procedures including arterial-line placement, central-line placement, catheter placement, endotracheal intubation, TEE probe placement, TEE exam; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of nationwide medical hiring efforts. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 23, 2023 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available Recruitment incentive up to 10% of annual salary is approved for highly qualified applicants that are new to Federal service. 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 Physician (Cardiac Anesthesia) will provide general anesthetics for all types of procedures at the Atlanta VAMC with a focus on providing anesthesia for cardiac surgical cases. This includes all forms of cardiac surgery including transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation (TAVR/TAVI). Incorporated in the duties of the practitioner will be placement, conduction of the study, and interpretation of transesophageal cardiac anesthesia images. Other duties of the practitioner will be the preoperative evaluation of patients, postoperative management of patients in recovery, the screening of pain consultation, and out of OR airway management as required during regular duty hours and while on call. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:00 am-5:30 pm, 10 hour tour for scheduled 40 hour week. There are also on-call requirements; flexible days depending on assigned schedule."]
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