SALARY LISTED IN ANNOUNCMENT PREVIEW REFLECTS RANGE OF PAYMENT TO BE RENDERED FOR SPECIFIC COVERAGE AND PROCEDURES; MAXIMUM PAYABLE AMOUNT WITHIN A YEAR UP TO $300,000 VA physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation. 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: Anesthesiologists are required to maintain active Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification as provided by the American Heart Association (AHA). 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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["This position is located in the Anesthesiology Service, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission\nto care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. This position is responsible for providing a broad range of anesthesiology interventions to Veterans receiving care at the VAMC. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Medical Center. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Anesthesiologist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: · Direction of perioperative anesthetic care to patients · Preoperative Assessments · Intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring · Post-anesthesia Care · Providing anesthetic care for general surgery, orthopedics, plastics, ophthalmology, diabetic foot and oral surgery in OR, PACU, ICU\nward and clinic settings · Participating in the development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of\nquality anesthetic care Pay: Based on specific task or services provided:\nWeeknight Attending/Medical Officer of the Day Record Service: $1000\nWeekday Attending/Medical Officer of the Day Record Service: $1000\nWeekend Attending/Medical Officer of the Day Record Service: $3500\nOn-Site Surgical Procedure (as defined by NSO/Operative Complexity Matrix): Standard: $500 - Intermediate/Complex: $950 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Fee Basis; this system of VA compensation, pays based on the specific task or service provided; providers are paid in accordance with the fee schedule listed above; Anesthesiologists are scheduled based on the needs of the Surgical Services department."]
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.