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The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network is seeking an experienced full-time Physician critical care intensivist (cardiac anesthesia fellowship desired but not required) to provide care to those in the OR, SICU and TICU. Qualified applicants will receive an academic appointment at the University of Florida at the appropriate rank. 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. Preferred Experience: Trained in surgical; and/or anesthesia critical care. Cardiac anesthesia fellowship desired. 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: Must be able to pass a physical ["Physician (Critical Care) duties consist of but are not limited to the following: ICU coverage will be based on a rotating schedule with other critical care physicians. Experience training in point of care ultrasound; competence in the placement of advanced central monitoring catheters; training/experience in managing difficult airways; experience supervising/teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Required to meet CME and participate in activities to improve anesthesia-related outcomes and efficiencies including regular participation in morbidity and mortality conferences, staff meetings and resident mock oral examinations. Provide critical care services to eligible veterans from any of our surgical subspecialties (Vascular, Urology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and General Surgery). Responding to ERTs that occur while on duty on our surgical floors Responds to all code blue alerts Documenting and or co-signing resident/fellow daily patient encounters appropriately and in a timely fashion. Communicating effectively with all members of the ICU team and all our consultants Expected to cooperate with and actively participate in medical duties and performance improvement activities under the direction of the Section Chief of SICU and General Surgery. Treat Veterans and their families with respect and dignity. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to highly qualified candidates.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be Authorized\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 Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: Must have a 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\nWork Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (7 on 7 off-12 hour shifts/call)\nCompressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement Title: Physician (Critical Care)\nFinancial 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.