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. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment or Relocation Incentive authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN10CCOE@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Administer anesthesia to patients rendering them insensitive to pain during surgery/procedures Provide continuous and vigilant monitoring of the patient's physical response to the anesthetic, sedatives, analgesics, and related anesthetic agents Maintain excellence in endotracheal intubation and extubation, airway management, and be skilled in the usage of all various airway adjuncts Make a reasonable anesthetic plan for patients with severe comorbidities Perform appropriately credentialed techniques of the anesthetic plan such as, but not limited to, insertion of intravenous lines, arterial lines, central lines, insertion of other invasive monitoring catheters, regional anesthesia, and TEE Interpretation of arterial blood gases, EKG,s and all relevant pre, intra, and postoperative laboratory results Use precautions to minimize risks of infection to patients and other health care professionals Perform pre-anesthetic evaluation of the patients Develop and anesthetic plan and make the selection of anesthetic agents and techniques Manage the anesthesia process to include induction, maintenance, and emergence from general, regional, monitored anesthesia cases, and satellite anesthesia care Manage postoperative pain needs for any anesthetized patient Recognize abnormal patient responses to and to initiate corrective measures Determine the need for additional laboratory tests Provide resuscitative care as necessary Evaluate and manage the patient in the immediate post-operative period Administer IV fluids relative to the patient's medical history and surgical procedure. Administer blood products and monitor for adverse responses Appropriately document the patient status in the anesthesia record Perform all required safety and performance checks on anesthesia-related equipment and verify the appropriate supplies before initiating care Participate in surgical and regional time-outs Maintain the appropriate confidentiality of patient information at all times Hand-off appropriately with all individuals involved in the peri-operative and post-operative care Function responsibly by providing anesthesia and resuscitative care in a life-threatening emergency Teach and evaluate residents and students Supervise CRNA's Assume responsibility and be accountable for controlled substances according to department and hospital policy, as well as state and federal guidelines, etc. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and participate in after hours call as scheduled by the chief of the section
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