The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the service, including an extensive research program and guidance and training for Anesthesiology residents and other trainees. The incumbent is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff for clinical program activities and overall compliance to VA, VHA, and VISN-wide policies and procedures. This includes, but is not limited to the following along with other duties as assigned:
A Clinical Work: 1. Provides direct patient care on a rotational basis and clinical oversight in: *The Operating Room *The Pain Clinic *The Intensive Care Units *The GI Clinic *Areas where moderate sedation is provided *Other specialty areas where qualified to provide clinical patient care.
B. Customer Service 1. Bases planning on patient and staff feedback and projected needs. 2. Plans the provision of services with a patient centered vision so as to enhance patient education and shared decision making. 3. Establishes a customer-oriented culture and promotes hiring of persons who demonstrate the VA's iCARE values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence. 4. Actively identifies and encourages the implementation of best practices in customer service. 5. Breaks barriers that impede good service delivery.
C. Quality Improvement 1. Works closely with Service Quality Improvement coordinator to accomplish the QI goals described below. 2. Develops a high-reliability organization through direction of the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality-of-care provided by the service. 3. Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools. 4. Improves patient outcomes through the implementation of strategies such as clinical practice guidelines and critical pathways, health risk assessments, provider profiling, use of electronic medical record and clinical reminders, and case management. 5. Ensures the services ability to meet standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups and VACO.
D. Research and Education 1. Encourages and supports research and education missions. Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes. 2. Works closely with the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Simulation. 3. Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards. 4. Creates a climate where continuous learning and self development are valued.
E. Budget and Fiscal Management 1. Works closely with Service Administrative Officer to accomplish the budget and fiscal management goals described below. 2. Responsible for the financial management of the service, including budget planning and management. 3. Develops the annual strategic and budget plan for the service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director's Office and/or Fiscal Service.
F. Organizational Stewardship 1. Demonstrates core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence. Is guided by accountability and transparency. 2. Actively participates on committees, task forces, and other groups within the Health Care System and affiliates to assist in policy changes, as needed. 3. Collaborates with executive, managerial, and clinical leadership in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for staffing, equipment and space.
G. Team Building 1.Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. 2. Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationships of all the medical center services to in achieving the mission. 3. Breaks down barriers in the workplace in favor of high performance work systems.
H. Human Resources Management 1. Works closely with Service Administrative Officer, Chief CRNA, and Administrative Assistant to accomplish the Human Resources Management goals described below. 2. Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service. 3. Maintains good labor-management relations with the unions to resolve personnel problems, proactively plan for changes to the work environment, and develop a high reliability workforce.
I. Communications 1. Demonstrates leadership in addressing ethical issues that impact clients and staff in/or beyond the organization/local health care community. 2. Effectively communicates with employees, patients and their families, stake holders, the executive leadership team, VISN and VACO staff when required. 3. Uses problem solving tools to plan and efficiently implement solutions through inclusion of those who are directly involved and/or impacted.
Basic Requirements: 1. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. 2. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 3. 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.
The physician must qualify for and hold academic appointments at our affiliate, Duke University Medical Center. All of our faculty have academic interests in medical education and clinical or basic research. Academic titles and compensation will be commensurate with experience and credentials in education, clinical service, and research.
A preferredexperience would be a providerwith training and expertise in regional anesthesia, pain management, research and other anesthesia-related skills relevant to the care of veterans. Specifically,experience in the following: Treatment of chronic pain, focused on interventional therapeutic techniques;Administrative committee chair experience for medical center-wide oversight of clinical programs (past); Clinical and health services research;and Institutional Review Board experience (past), including extensive experience with review and consultation of protocol submission and regulatory compliance reviews issues.
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.
Physical Requirements:?,Moderate lifting (15-44lb), Moderate carrying (15-44lb) straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (8hrs), Standing (8hrs), Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, ability to distinguish basic color, ability to distinguish shades of color, hearing (aid permitted) All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(10-2850) *Resume
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