The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is seeking one full-time staff surgeon with current American Board of Surgery Board Certification in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. This position is located in Surgical Service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This surgeon will provide direct surgical care to inpatient and outpatients; assist in the clinical education of surgical residents and students and pursue research opportunities (if available or desired}, and participate in administrative assignments, such as committee membership. Practice elements will include the full range of adult general surgery, including inpatient management, outpatient clinic care and telemedicine, with VA referral sites throughout Southcentral Ohio. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has a comprehensive general surgery team; surgeries to remove gallbladders and appendixes; colonoscopies and thyroidectomies. Our team also specializes in colorectal cancer; concurrent surgeries with orthopedics, urology and vascular surgery; breast cancer; and liver resections. The facility has also developed a multidisciplinary team committed to the use of advance techniques for the salvage of extremities threatened by Diabetic Foot Disease. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide resident supervision and clinical instruction in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. Attend, participate and supervise residents/students in outpatient clinics and take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. Follows the VA Guidelines established for resident supervision, including those documentation requirements in the electronic patient healthcare record. Conduct postoperative follow-up. Accompany the patient to the PACU assuring that the patient's condition is optimal. If admitted, visit in-house patient within 24-48 hours following anesthesia to assess post-surgical recovery. Supervise Residents/students in clinical instruction and the performance of any bedside procedures appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. Participate in call coverage to advise and supervise residents. An on-call response time of 15 minutes by phone and 60 minutes in person is expected of Staff Surgeons at VAMC Cincinnati. This includes night, weekend and holiday hours. Maintains professional competency, courtesy and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty. Provide regional level specialty support to VA facilities located in South-central Ohio through such means as tele-medicine and referral-based consultations and treatment. Meet annual and mandatory training requirements that are specific to the Veterans Healthcare Administration. In order to support Graduate Medical Education, applicants must be competitive for faculty appointment in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in order to be considered for selection. Staff may be assigned to committee membership to represent the surgical service or the hospital medical staff, and actively participate in carrying out assignments by that committee. The surgeon must be able to function as an independent clinical provider. Initiative, diplomacy, and confidentiality are employed when dealing with patients, staff and trainees. The staff surgeon reports directly to the Chief of the specialty section, or the Chief of Surgery in matters related to the clinical supervision of students/residents and for all other matters relative to carrying out the responsibilities listed above. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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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.