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. Chief of Anesthesia at the St Cloud VA Health Care System will ensure the quality and timeliness of services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. The right leader will ensure appropriate use of available resources and will be responsible for state-of-the-art standards of care in Surgical Service. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate. Incumbent will maintain licensure and credentials sufficient to practice Anesthesiology inclusive of all diagnostic and medical therapeutic modalities for the treatment of diseases, conditions and injuries related to the field of Anesthesia. Chief of Anesthesia will provide the most effective delivery of anesthetic care to our Veterans. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Duties: - Participate in and/or manages all aspects of the Anesthesia Program, to include outpatient clinical and administrative. - Provide comprehensive anesthesia services, including pre and post-operative services and follow-up care for surgical patients - Supervise and provide guidance to staff CRNA - Recommend to administration and medical staff the type and amount of equipment that is needed for administering anesthesia and analgesia. - Develop anesthesia safety rules that follow regulations and standards regarding the safe administration of anesthetics. - Coordinates Medical Center's OOORAM program training- Available for consultation regarding the scheduling of patients for surgery relating to time and place of surgery if a conflict in scheduling occurs - Use electronic medical records - Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team including Nursing, Anesthesiology, Surgical Physicians, Mid-Level Surgical Providers and medical support staff to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of patient care services. - Participate in service level and hospital committees, PI activities, and in-service education programs regarding anesthesia care. - Perform administrative duties related to patient care management including: entering progress notes, histories and physicals, anesthesia consultation notes, discharge summaries and consults, etc. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized; amount to be determined Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position is eligible 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 Work Schedule: Typically Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.