Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Anesthesiologist-Intensivist) in Nashville, Tennessee

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The Anesthesiologist (Intensivist) will report directly to the Chief, Anesthesiology Service. Duties include:Comprehensive medical management of patients to be rendered unconscious or insensitive to pain and stress during surgical, dental, and certain medical procedures including perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative examination, consultation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and treatment. Management of fluid, electrolyte, and metabolic parameters.

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Responsibilities

Resuscitation of patients. Management of malignant hyperthermia, hypovolemia from any cause, and unconscious patients. Manipulation of body temperature and cardiovascular parameters, Diagnostic and therapeutic management of acute and limited chronic pain. Provide monitored anesthesia care. Deliver sedation and analgesia. Communicating orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials. Implementation and management of in-hospital therapeutic modalities and timely discharge planning and disposition. Serves as the primary service for the perioperative care of selected surgical patients including, but not limited to Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Urology, and Neurosurgery. Comprehensive perioperative care of the surgical patient. Supervise CRNA staff, physician residents, mid-level practitioners, and medical students. Accurately document care in the medical record. Provide guidance for the APNs on the Perioperative surgical service whose function it is to respond to facility wide Rapid Response Team (RRT) calls. Administration of general anesthesia (inhalation and intravenous) including invasive monitoring and regional anesthesia including: spinal, epidural, and peripheral nerve blocks. Placement of venous catheters and central venous catheters. Placement of chest tubes. Placement of arterial and pulmonary artery catheters and interpretation of pressures/wave forms. Diagnostic Echocardiography, including placement of ECHO probe. Airway management including cricothyroidotomy. Bronchoscopy and other routine ICU procedures. Management of ventilator dependent patients and one lung ventilation. Teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and ACNP students as required. Taking part in departmental Journal Club and MM&I; activities. Evaluation and supervision of mid level practitioners. Creating policies and standard operating procedures for safe operations of the Operating Room.and Perioperative Surgical Home Serving on Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces as required Representing Anesthesiology on decision-making committees. Participating in leadership roles on local, state and/or national professional organizations specific to Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Critical Care.

Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement Title/#: Anesthesiologist - Intensivist/#000000

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

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Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery.
  • Board Certified or eligible by the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Completion of Anesthesiology residency.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee).

Education:Degree of doctor of medicine or 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted, schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted, schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

Licensure: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the state of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

First-Year Residency (Internship): Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Must be board certified or eligible

Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain licensure/certification/registration within the required time frame, or who fails to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment.

Reference:VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Demands: This position may require prolonged standing and/or sitting for greater than 4 hours and repetitive stooping, bending, squatting, and or carrying items from one area to another. Lifting 30 pounds or more may be required.

Work Environment: Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts of a medical center/hospital environment that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting and training rooms, or libraries. The workspace is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

Education

Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

Yes

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

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If you are selected, you will be required to complete and return a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) and the Application for Associated Health Occupations (VA 10-2850) - you may include them with your application package.

Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306)

Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/17/2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Pamela Hays
Phone

615-225-6858

Email

Pamela.Hays@va.gov

Address

Tennessee Valley HCS - Nashville 1310 24th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212 US

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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507012600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/03/2018 to 08/17/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: VM 00

Salary: $103,395 to $400,000 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time