The Vascular Surgery department staff surgeon reports to the Chief, Vascular Surgery Department, Surgical Service. Routinely performs outpatient and inpatient vascular examinations, determines diagnoses, and initiates treatments based on vascular education and standard of care. The ability to perform a variety of treatment options including endovascular and open surgical procedures is required. Participates in interpretation of a wide variety of vascular studies. Research opportunities exist. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible in Vascular Surgery, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certification. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 3:00pm Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include but are not limited to: Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees. Trains/supervises medical/podiatry students, medical/podiatry residents, and midlevel providers. Responsible for initial evaluation and overall workups, history & physicals, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed. Operating room (experience in wide variety of standard open and endovascular vascular surgeries), in-patient rounds, clinic sessions and interpretation and overseeing of vascular lab procedures. Perform a wide variety of open vascular surgical procedures as well as endovascular procedures. Desirable to have additional skills in complex endovascular procedures and carotid interventions including TCAR, CAS, and FEVARs. Procedures may also be performed in the angiography suites. With appropriate experience, will perform Carotid intervention and advanced peripheral vascular intervention procedures. Supervise residents from the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program as well as other local residency programs at times including podiatry residents. Will also supervise medical students from University of Arizona and Podiatry students and residents who rotate through the Vascular Service. Will supervise APP both PA and NPs who are both part of the vascular team and part of the inpatient APP team. Additionally, supervise vascular lab technicians during vascular lab performance, as needed or as required. Required to participate in all surgical quality/performance improvement initiatives as appropriate, including VASQIP. Responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and expected treatment regimen. Pays particular attention to informing veterans to the risks as well as benefits of upcoming surgical procedures. Responsible for appropriate pre-operative risk assessment either primarily or in conjunction with house staff/midlevel assessments. Strongly enforces a policy of disclosure. If there is a complication in the course of the patient's care, discussion of the event and the patient's options both legal and medical must be discussed clearly and documented in the chart. Requires daily notes on each inpatient's chart. The notes are entered electronically and The Department of Veterans' Affairs endorses an electrical or paperless medical record system. Notes may be entered by the house staff/mid-levels but will require Vascular Surgery attending oversight. May participate on committees. Expected to keep up CME requirements including BLS and ACLS in order to maintain their license and specialized certification. Responsible for understanding the Medical Bylaws of the facility. Will work effectively with patients and coworkers and will treat other health care professionals and patients' family with respect and dignity."]
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