The basic responsibilities of the position include all supervisory and programmatic oversight for VA Medical Center's Surgical Service, which includes Orthopedics, Vascular, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, GYN, General Surgery, Podiatry, and Plastics, Anesthesiology, Thoracic, and Dental Services. The Chief of Surgical Services (COSS) will function as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on surgical programs at the Stratton VAMC. If selected, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of surgical programs and services. You will oversee the clinical and administrative aspects of the Surgical Service, including budget and fiscal management, personnel management, strategic planning, program development, quality management, and assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated to provide optimum utilization of the available resources. As the Chief of Surgical Services you will be responsible for the overall care of patients with conditions requiring treatment in Surgical Service to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient setting. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, you will be responsible for providing direct patient care and surgery as well as teaching and resident supervision within the Department of Surgery. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stratton VAMC and the profession. Scope of Assigned Duties: Administrative Ensuring the service functions as an integrated care delivery system, providing full continuum of patient-focused Surgical services for Veterans. Coordinating and integrating the interdepartmental functions of surgical service. This includes chairing relevant meetings. Emphasizing, and personally modeling, clear, compassionate, careful communication with other clinical and administrative services. Monitoring and ensuring compliance with local resident supervision policy. Clinical Providing direct clinical care within your specialty. Completing medical records and ensuring subordinates complete medical records within a timely fashion and in accordance with current VA guidance. Quality of Care Providing quality clinical care that follows all relevant Joint Commission requirements, VA Handbooks, Directives, Medical Center Memoranda, and existing Surgical Service Standard Operating Procedures. Joint Commission regulations and other relevant accrediting agencies as indicated, and ensure efficiency of service delivery. Communication Representing the organization, internally and externally, in a manner that reflects positively on the Stratton VAMC Employees, the Veterans Health Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, rotating call coverage Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program: This position is eligible for EDRP, a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment services Office. 49 paid days off per year: Vacation, Holiday and Sick time combined
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.