The Chief of Anesthesiology is the Director of the Operating Room and the Medical Center's Simulation Lab. The incumbent also provides oversight of the Pain Management and respiratory therapy/CPAP programs. In addition to their role as a direct patient care provider, this person serves as a resource and advisor to clinical staff in the development and review of training and education plans and strategies for airway management. The Chief of Anesthesiology is responsible for the management and delivery of patient centered, high quality clinical operations in a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest level quality care from cardiology to neurology to primary and mental health care for 70,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The incumbent promotes innovations in programs and services and, as a partner in the leadership team, implements mutually agreed upon programs and services. This individual will serve as a change agent, promoting change to the facility quality, cost effective patient care. The Chief of Anesthesiology will participate in the numerous graduate medical training programs sponsored by the Ralph H. Johnson VA and affiliated academic organizations.
Preferred candidate will have the academic experience to warrant a faculty appointment at our affiliate, the Medical University of SC, at the professor or associate professor level. Requirements for appointment can be reviewed at the following web address: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/faculty_senate/handbook/handbook.pdf
The position is located in Charleston, SC - tucked along the Atlantic coastline and amid the ever bustling Harbor, Historic Downtown Charleston is the mecca of this historic city, housing various art galleries, boutiques, and historic sites along with renowned medical centers such as the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), our academic affiliate partner. For the past two years, the Ralph H. Johnson VA achieved an overall annual 5-Star rating according to VA's Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model. The Charleston VA is also ranked in the top 10th percentile according to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS is an independent review that measures performance of 90 percent of America's health plans and facilities in both the public and private sector on dimensions of care and service. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is the first VA National Tele-Mental Health Hub providing care for Veterans across the U.S. The 149-bed hospital includes six community based outpatient clinics, a 20-bed nursing home, women's health, and the full range of inpatient and outpatient care, including medical and surgical intensive care. The VAMC provides more than 875,000 outpatient visits and approximately 4,400 in-patient stays annually. With more than 2,500 employees, Charleston VA has an annual budget of $458 million, research funding of more than $22 million, and more than 100 principal investigators participating in approximately 300 research studies. For more information, visit www.charleston.va.gov.
Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday, Some Weekends and Holidays
***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL THE VACANCY IS FILLED. IT MAY BE EXTENDED OR CLOSED PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CLOSING DATE. 1ST CUTOFF DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS 5/2/2017. AFTER THAT DATE, APPLICATIONS WILL BE REFERRED AS REQUESTED BY MANAGEMENT.*** Basic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
- Completion of residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Academic experience to warrant a faculty appointment at our affiliate, the Medical University of SC, at the professor or associate professor level.The applicant should also have demonstrated leadership in managing a highly complex operative program in an academic environment.
Physician Staff Requirements:
Staff Physician. None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
Leadership/Manager Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be Chief of Staff, Directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in Central Office; Distinguished Physicians; and Service Chiefs or Service Line Managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of responsibility.
Service Chief or Line Manager. A Service Chief or Line Manager physician must demonstrate the following:
(a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty;
(b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality and performance improvement.
Physical Requirements:?, Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Use of fingers, Walking, Standing, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid permitted)
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.
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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA FORM 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available athttps://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf) (required)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1942177.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.