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 Incumbent will be responsible to run an outpatient clinic and provide inpatient service while meeting the Acute Care and Specialty Services requirements. This includes the utilization of anesthesia administration for surgery when appropriate, as well as for chronic pain procedures. Incumbent must meet all educational requirements for an Anesthesiologist for Federal employment and credentialing as well as having completed an accredited chronic pain fellowship. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Incumbent will work 50% as an Anesthesiologist and 50% as a Chronic Pain Specialist in all aspects of patient care including surgery and Chronic pain procedures for inpatient/outpatient care. Accepting inpatient and outpatient consults from Primary Care and other Specialty clinic providers. Clinical Practice: 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. Recognizes complex situations that impact patient care and intervenes, using sound judgment, professional attitude and appropriate channels. Participates in establishing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure adequate, comprehensive services. Participates in in-service training programs and maintains competencies. Participates in direct patient care including the use of tele health technologies. Maintains current knowledge of trends in professional issues. Evaluates the need for, and provides education, to the patient and or their family concerning the patient's treatment and diagnosis. Quality of Care: Uses professional standards of care and practice to evaluate programs and activities. 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. Participates in performance improvement activities related to the service line quality improvement process. Tracks and trends issues related to care delivery and role implementation. Evaluates need and participates in interdisciplinary ad hoc committees/process action teams for constructive problem solving. Establishes objective and measurable goals that are appropriate for case load size based on patient population and diagnoses. Work Schedule: 7:00am to 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.