The Orlando VA Healthcare System Service Staff physician independently provides clinical services to eligible veterans. Services are provided at the Orlando VA. The incumbent is required to interact not only with the Veteran but also family, significant others, community agencies, and other staff Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. The Deputy Chief of Anesthesia and Physical Medicine duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Works with the Service Line Chief to develop policies and guidelines relating to anesthesia and interventional pain management. Assists the Service Line Chief to recommend privileges and scopes of practice for anesthesiologists, CRNA's, Interventional Pain Management providers, and others as assigned. Discusses anesthesia and interventional pain management events and document in Operative and Invasive Committee meetings. Assists the Service Line Chief to recommend to the hospital administration and medical staff the types and amounts of equipment and resources that are needed for anesthesia and other sections. Assists the Service Line Chief to develop anesthesia and interventional pain management safety rules that follow regulations and standards regarding the safe administration of anesthetics and interventional pain management therapies. Assists the Service Line Chief to establish/maintain a program of continuing evaluation for staff CRNAs, anesthesiologists, pain management providers and others as assigned. Participates in the Medical Center's program of continuing education and VHA TMS training. Provides consultation regarding the scheduling of patients for surgery and pain management therapies relating to time and place or if a conflict in scheduling occurs. Coordinates with the Surgery Service Line and Nursing Service Line to ensure that staffing resources, space and equipment are appropriately allocated daily to maintain operating room functions and non-operating room procedural locations. Oversees OR Central Scheduling and interfaces with surgical nurse coordinators to ensure OR space and time are properly allocated daily. Oversees, coordinates and supervises daily Board running and Board Runners. Co-Chairs relevant committees with Surgical representatives. Negotiates and coordinates with non-surgical specialty services for block time allocation. The Deputy Chief of Anesthesia and Physical Medicine will also participate in all of the following as anesthesia provider Act as consultants in the management of problems in acute and chronic respiratory disease or as a consultant regarding other diagnostic and therapeutic measures related to hospital patient care when requested by medical or surgical staff. Be readily available during normal working hours to provide care for the immediate diagnosis and treatment of both emergent and non-emergent situations that may occur in the operating room, PACU or other locations within the hospital. Be able to be recalled to the hospital within 45 minutes when on duty after hours to provide necessary care for the diagnosis and treatment of emergencies that may arise. Participate in the surgical service's staff meetings, Surgical Operative and Invasive Committee and Blood Transfusion Committee meetings. See that all anesthesia equipment is in constant readiness and cleaned in accordance with hospital policy and CDC guidelines. Prepare drugs properly for use in anesthesia administration. Conduct pre-operative visits to patients and write pre-operative evaluation. Write pre-operative orders as needed. Re-evaluate patient prior to the induction of anesthesia. This may include re-evaluation of neurological, pulmonary and cardiac status. Supervise post-operative care of patients in the PACU. Be available for anesthesia service upon request from other departments. Attend in-service and continuing education programs. Assist in in-service educational programs regarding anesthesia care. Participate in QA/QI activities which will include: (1) Morbidity and Mortality reports submitted to Quality Management; (2) Analysis of data for trends/patterns in the quality of anesthesia care; (3) Participate in ongoing evaluation of anesthesia care. Always ensure medication security. Assist in resuscitative procedures such as cardiac arrest or respiratory problems as needed. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm., Holidays and On call coverage is required. Relocation/Moving Expenses: Relocation/Moving Expenses are not authorized for this position. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are/are not authorized for this position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599106000
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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.