The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Full-Time, Permanent, Physician-Vascular Surgeon. This position is located in Surgery Service. In this position you will provide direct surgical care to inpatient and outpatients; assist in the clinical education of surgical residents and students and pursue research opportunities and participate in administrative assignments, such as committee membership. Practice elements will include the full range of adult vascular surgery, including inpatient management, outpatient clinic care and telemedicine with VA referral sites throughout Southcentral Ohio. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has a comprehensive non-invasive vascular lab, an interventional radiology and cardiac catheterization suite, and serves as the tertiary care referral center for veteran patients in South-central Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. The facility has also developed a multidisciplinary team committed to the use of advance techniques for the salvage of extremities threatened by Diabetic Foot Disease. Participation in this initiative is a major element of the vascular surgery practice at this facility. In order to support Graduate Medical Education, applicants must be competitive for faculty appointment in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in order to be considered for selection. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs a wide array of open and endovascular procedures with emphasis on complex revisional surgery, limb salvage, carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysm repair, and AV (arteriovenous) access. Provides care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing examinations, surgical consultation, and developing treatment and follow-up plans. Provides ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment. Conduct postoperative follow-up. Accompany the patient to the PACU assuring that the patient's condition is optimal. If admitted, visit in-house patient within 24-48 hours following anesthesia to assess post-surgical recovery. Maintains professional competency, courtesy and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty. Provide regional level specialty support to VA facilities located in South-central Ohio through such means as tele-medicine and referral-based consultations and treatment. Meet annual and mandatory training requirements that are specific to the Veterans Healthcare Administration. May be assigned to committee membership to represent the surgical service or the hospital medical staff, and actively participate in carrying out assignments by that committee. Function as an independent clinical provider. Initiative, diplomacy, and confidentiality are employed when dealing with patients, staff and trainees. Provide resident supervision and clinical instruction in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. Attend, participate and supervise residents/students in outpatient clinics and take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. Supervise residents/students in clinical instruction and the performance of any bedside procedures appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. Participate in call coverage to advise and supervise residents. An on-call response time of 15 minutes by phone and 60 minutes in person is expected of Staff Surgeons at VAMC Cincinnati. This includes night, weekend and holiday hours. This staff surgeon reports directly to the Chief of the specialty section, or the Chief of Surgery in matters related to the clinical supervision of students/residents and for all other matters relative to carrying out the responsibilities of the position. Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday-Friday, Administrative hours. Additional information may be provided during the interview process. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) - 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. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Offered. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Offered. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Offered.
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.