The Anesthesiologist Intensivist independently provides clinical anesthesia and critical care services to eligible veterans. Services are provided at the ECHCS in Denver, CO to both inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent is required to interact not only with the veteran, but also family. s.i gnificant others. community agencies, and other staff. Staff anesthesiologist/Section Chief of Surgical Critical Care shall assist the Chief, Anesthesiology Service in carrying out the mission of the Service.
( I ) The Intensivist administers anesthesia and critical care alone or supervises physicians-in training (residents) or certified registered nurse anesthetists. When working alone, he/she
examines the patient before and after anesthesia, writes pre- and post-anesthesia orders, confirms that the patient is ready for anesthesia before induction, manages the anesthetic period , and follows patients as long as is appropriate in the post-anesthesia period. In the Intensive Care
Unit, he/she works closely with the other components of the care team i ncludi ng, but not limited to, surgeons, nurses, house staff, physical therapy, social workers.
(2) When supervising trainees, an attending anesthesiologist/intensivist meets the following conditions to demonstrate sufficient personal and identifiable medical services to the patient to exercise full, personal control over the management of anesthetic care. The attending anesthesiologist must as a minimum:
(a) Review the patient's history and the record of examination and tests.
(b) Personally examine the patient.
(c) Confirm or revise the course of treatment to be followed.
(d) Either performs the anesthesiologist's services required by the patient or supervises the treatment to assure that appropriate services are provided by residents or CRNAs.
(e) Be recognized by the patient as his/her attending anesthesiologist/intensivist.
When supervising CRNAs, the anesthesiologist must meet the criteria required for medical direction.
(3) The attending anesthesiologist, in providing medical direction of a CRNA must as a m1111mum:
(a) Evaluate the pre-anesthetic examination and evaluation.
(b) Prescribe the anesthesia plan.
(c) Either personally participate, or be immediately available, in the most demanding proced ures in the anesthesia plan, including the induction and emergence.
(d) Ensure that any procedures in the anesthesia plan that he/she does not perform are performed by a qualified individual.
(e) Monitor the course of anesthesia administration at frequent intervals.
(f) Remain physically present and available for immediate diagnosis andtreatment of emergencies
(g) Provide indicated post-anesthesia care.
The attending anesthesiologist may be requ ired to perform these services in the operating room, in radiology. And in some special procedure areas. Except in specific emergency situations, the admini stration of anesthesia is limited to areas where anesthesia can be given safely.
(4) Since attending anesthesiologists in the service are also faculty members of the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, they are expected to contribute to the teaching needs of the Department of Anesthesiology. This may include, but is not limited to preparing and delivering lectures, service as a preceptor, and providing one-on-one instruction. Attending anesthesiologists as faculty members are also expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the specialty by way of clinical and/or laboratory research.
(5) As Director of the Surgical Critical Care Unit, responsibilities for its day to day operations will be this physician*s responsibi lities. This will include organizing physician call schedules, writing and revising care protocols, training nurses, medical students, respiratory therapists and resident/fellows. The position requi res the skills to work closely with the above staff as well as our surgical staff.
Work Schedule: Full-Time,8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays, weekends with call duties
Functional Statement Title/#: Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Intensivist/Cardiac Anesthesiologist
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. NOTE:The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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 maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Board Eligible Critical Care
Three Years ICU experience
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.
light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 1 hour, standing 2 hours, mostly sitting, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850 Application for Physician) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1970801.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.