The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network is seeking an experienced full-time Physician in Vascular Surgery to provide subspecialty services including complex open reconstructive surgery including carotid endarterectomy, lower extremity bypass, endovascular and open aortic aneurysm repair, hemodialysis access, and limb amputation. Also provide percutaneous arterial and venous procedures including mesenteric, renal, lower extremity, carotid and subclavian balloon angioplasty and stent placement. This announcement will be open until vacancy is filled. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. EDRP is authorized only at the Miami, Orlando, and Tampa facilities. Physician (Vascular Surgery) duties consist of but are not limited to the following: Admission, consultation, work-up, preoperative and postoperative care of surgical patients. Surgical duties that include: admissions, consultations, preoperative work ups, as well as postoperative care to correct or treat various vascular conditions, illnesses and injuries. Operates or directs the operation of fluoroscopic equipment for a medical procedure. Makes preliminary diagnosis; directs, prescribes or provides treatment, arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Admission, consultation, work-up, preoperative and postoperative care of surgical patients. Actively participates in Emergency and On-Call schedule. Provides comprehensive vascular care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients. Management of patients during their inpatient course, using consultants when appropriate and performs inpatient consultations on patients from other services. Conducts outpatient clinics; reviews patients' medications, diet, course of therapy, adherence to management plan and patient observations; modifies management plan as indicated; and instructs and counsels patients as required. Serves as a consultant to primary care physicians and accepts referrals and outpatient consultations from other providers. Functions in a teaching capacity by educating others (patients, staff, trainees, and/or seminar participants, etc.) in the assessment, treatment, management and evaluation of vascular disorders. Refers patients as appropriate; works closely with allied health professionals; and participates in the Surgical Department Quality Assurance and Peer Review programs. Consults with other team members and supervising physician regarding complex or unusual situations. Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines to facilitate appropriate care for Veterans. Collaborates with divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Consistently communicates and treats customers (patients, visitors, volunteers, and all Medical Center staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner, and provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customers constructively and appropriately.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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Vascular Surgery) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. 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.