The Lebanon VA is recruiting for a Vascular Surgeon in all aspects of patient care including inpatient/outpatient care. Accepting inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: None Preferred Experience: Fellowship trained vascular surgeon 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. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (30 pounds and over); heavy carrying (30 pounds and over); straight pulling (2-4 hours); pushing (2-4 hours); reaching above shoulders (1-2 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4-6 hours); standing (4-6 hours); repeated bending (2-4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; hear (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability. ["Customer Service Responsibilities\nA. Clinical Practice:\n(1) Appropriately documents own interventions and reviews appropriate health team documentation of patient treatment plans and involve the primary care provider when indicated to treat changes in the patient's condition.\n(2) Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels.\n(3) Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services.\n(4) Participates in in-service training programs and maintains competencies.\n(5) Participates in direct patient care utilizing tele health technologies.\n(6) Maintains current knowledge of trends in professional issues.\n(7) Evaluates the need for, and provides education to the patient and or their family concerning the patient's treatment and diagnosis. B. Quality of Care:\n(1) Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and activities.\n(2) Develops and leads interdisciplinary teams to improve organizational performance. Recognizes impediments to health care delivery and uses problem-solving/performance improvement approaches to improve outcomes.\n(3) Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process.\n(4) Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation.\n(5) Evaluates need and participates in interdisciplinary ad hoc committees/process action teams for constructive problem solving.\n(6) Establishes objective and measurable goals that are appropriate for case load size based on patient population and diagnoses. C. Performance:\n(1) Develops and implements interdisciplinary standards of practice and care.\n(2) Conducts self-review of current practice and seek constructive feedback from peers.\n(3) Facilitates open dialogue among peers, supervisors and staff.\n(4) Communicates effectively with patients, families/significant others and the health care team members.\n(5) Incumbent is physically able to work 8 hours per day in an outpatient setting. Direct patient care requires standing, sitting and bending on an as needed basis to provide adequate care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0730-1600 (on call as needed)VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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.