Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center is seeking a board certified Anesthesiologist to fill a Full Time Permanent position at their main clinic in beautiful Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center's Anesthesia Section is seeking a full-time, highly talented Anesthesiologist in all aspects of patient care including surgery and inpatient/outpatient care, as well as a call rotation. This also includes accepting inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers. The Anesthesiologist will be responsible to run an outpatient clinic and provide inpatient anesthesia services while meeting the Acute Care and Specialty Services requirements. This includes the utilization of anesthesia care for surgery when appropriate. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Appropriately documents own interventions and reviews appropriate health team documentation of patient treatment plans and involve the primary care provider when indicated to treat changes in the patient's condition. Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels. Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services. Participates in in-service training programs and maintains competencies. Participates in direct patient care, including utilizing tele-health technologies, e.g., for pre- and post-operative evaluations. Maintains current knowledge of trends in professional issues. Evaluates the need for, and provides education to the patient and or their family concerning the patient's treatment and diagnosis. Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and activities. Develops and leads interdisciplinary teams to improve organizational performance. Recognizes impediments to health care delivery and uses problem-solving/performance improvement approaches to improve outcomes. Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process. Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation. Evaluates need and participates in interdisciplinary ad hoc committees/process action teams for constructive problem solving. Establishes objective and measurable goals that are appropriate for case load size based on patient population and diagnoses. Develops and implements interdisciplinary standards of practice and care. Conducts self-review of current practice and seek constructive feedback from peers. Facilitates open dialogue among peers, supervisors and staff. Communicates effectively with patients, families/significant others and the health team members. Establishes ongoing relationships with professional/health related groups within the community. Recognizes impact of age-specific care needs and incorporates this into the assessment process and incorporates these age-specific needs into care as reflected by modification of treatment plans. Initiates appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services. Presents accurate information in interdisciplinary and public groups. Fosters good public relations when interpreting philosophy, policies/procedures, goals and objectives to staff, patients and the public. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday , 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, other tours including nights/weekends may be necessary should Veteran needs arise.
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.