The VA Central Arkansas Health Care System (CAVHS) IN Little Rock, AR is currently recruiting one full-time Physician to serve as a Staff Anesthesiologist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and general operating rooms. The anesthesiologist should have additional adult Intensive Care Unit experience, including fellowship training. CAVHS has a closed ICU model that is run by both surgical and anesthesiology-trained intensivists. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Completion of Critical Care Fellowship leading to Board Certification in Critical Care Medicine. Preferred Experience: Experience working in Surgical Critical Care Units. 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 lbs.), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), straight pulling (6 hrs.), pulling hand over hand (6 hrs.), pushing (2 hrs.), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hrs.), standing (2 hrs.), crawling, keeling, repeated bending 6 hrs.), both legs required, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted). ["The staff Anesthesiologist is directly accountable to the Chief of the Anesthesia Service Line and will provide the highest level of care throughout the medical center in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and the Joint Commission accreditation standards. The CAVHS Surgical ICU is a multi-specialty environment . The anesthesiologist duties include, but are not limited to: SICU coverage on a rotating schedule with other critical care physicians Provide a variety of services including, pre-operative assessment, intra-operative care utilizing MAC, regional and general anesthetic techniques on ASA Class 1 through 5 patients and post-operative care, including ventilator management within recovery areas and the ICU. Provide anesthesia-related, direct patient care in multiple facility locations, including OR, ICU, in-patient wards, ED ,GI Endoscopy , Cardiology and Intervention Radiology Suites. Supervise CRNAs, teach rotating medical students and residents. Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Chief of Anesthesia. It is estimated that this position will be approximately 50% critical care coverage with remainder being Anesthesia Coverage in the operating room and out of operating room settings. The incumbent will be required to take call in the both the SICU and Anesthesia. Participate in program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with on-call coverage approximately 50% for Anesthesia/Intensivist Care"]
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