Seeking a full-time board certified or board eligible physician for the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section, Surgical Service. This position is a staff Otolaryngologist who maintains professional, technical and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patient's needs in a clinic and operating room setting. As a Staff Otolaryngologist, the incumbent is accountable for assuring the most effective delivery of care in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Otolaryngologist examines, diagnoses, and treats or prescribes course of treatment for patients having disorders, malformations, diseases, and/or injuries. The Otolaryngologist is required to deliver surgical procedures in the operating room, and clinical services in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section within Surgical Service. Responsibilities include performing surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and clinic duties, and outpatient and inpatient surgery consultations for new and established patients. In addition to the above, the Otolaryngologist is responsible, but not limited to the following: Providing assessments as appropriate in the outpatient setting; conducting administrative and academic components of the specialty. Performing procedures using microscopes in the exam rooms, digital Fiberoptic laryngoscopes and sinus scopes, and full audiology services with VNG and rotation testing, etc. Collaborating with providers in other medical and surgical services including appropriate referrals. Performing appropriate evaluations of patients. Providing a full range of therapeutic interventions for inpatients on the medical unit; maintaining clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management. Participating in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborating with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to make appropriate treatment decisions. Utilizing electronic medical records to accurately document treatment in a timely manner. Ensuring that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, and VA policies and procedures in all aspects of their duties as required. Ensuring that the practice of medicine is consistent with clinical practice, Ear, Nose, and Throat guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPAA policies. Serving on hospital committees and peer review programs as needed. The Otolaryngologist will ensure the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance of the Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards. The Otolaryngologist will train and provide supervision for mid-levels The Otolaryngologist performs other directly related duties as required. JHQVAMC is affiliated with East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. Unpaid affiliations may be available. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. This position may be subject to occasional call. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. 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 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
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.