The Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System of Anesthesiology is seeking a mid-career academic anesthesiologist to fill a full-time position as Director of Anesthesiology Services at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) is an academic, tertiary health care system. The VAPSHCS has active affiliation agreements with 158 academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, providing stellar training opportunities for more than 2,000 trainees in graduate medical education, associate health education, research, and nursing undergraduate and graduate education. It is a Joint Commission-accredited, level 1-A, tertiary care, 360-bed, academic health care system with, multiple Centers of Excellence, a regional amputation center, polytrauma network site and extensive research portfolio.
This leader will oversee the Anesthesiology Service Line at both divisions of VA Puget Sound, which includes Operating Rooms and Pain Clinic at Seattle and American Lake. This physician will be eligible for an appointed to the faculty of the University of Washington in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level without tenure.
Competitive candidates will have completed training in anesthesiology, be board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (certification from additional ICU medical boards would be considered a positive, but is not required), and have a strong background in clinical practice, research, and education. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in clinical operations and have an aptitude for administration, with leadership skills and management experience at the operational level.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Notes: Recruitment and Relocation incentives are not authorized.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Cardiac anesthesia and intensive care 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. Physical Requirements:?, This position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10-12 hours per day. Prolonged periods of sitting while performing procedures, prolonged use of hands in delivery of clinical treatment and in operating computer mouse and keyboard. In addition, the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. 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 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 1980422.
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.