The West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System is seeking an experienced full-time anesthesiology physician. The position requires experience in Anesthesia and Perioperative care administered in four general categories: 1) preanesthetic preparation and evaluation, 2) daily OR management and surgical scheduling 3) anesthesia induction, maintenance and emergence 3) post-anesthetic care and recovery 4) peri-anesthetic and clinical support functions and 5) Critical Care Medicine. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The Physician Anesthesiologist duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing and documenting a preanesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, including requesting consultations and diagnostic studies, selecting, obtaining, ordering, or administering preanesthetic medications and fluids, and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia. Developing and administering an anesthetic plan, which may include General, Regional, or Local anesthesia and intravenous sedation (monitored anesthesia). Selecting, obtaining, or administering the anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic, to maintain the patient's physiologic homeostasis, and to correct responses to the anesthetic or surgery. Selecting, applying or inserting appropriate noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting patient physiological data. Appropriately managing a patient's airway. Managing emergence and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering, or administering medications, fluids, or ventilatory support in order to maintain physiologic homeostasis, to provide relief from pain, anesthesia side effects, and to prevent or manage complications. Releasing or discharging patients from a post anesthesia care area, and providing post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and appropriate care. Ordering, initiating or modifying pain relief therapy, through the utilization of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Responding to cardio-pulmonary emergency situations. Consultative care for the critically ill. Anesthesiology Service collaborates with other Services to establish guidelines for the safe administration of anesthesia, and provides consultation on the monitoring and evaluation of anesthesia care management throughout the organization. Interdisciplinary collaboration with appropriate Services through a continuous quality improvement (TQ) program to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. The same quality of anesthetic care should be available for all patients: 24 hour a day, seven days a week o Emergency as well as elective patients o Medical and surgical patients. Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation and Preparation. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible- *See "Additional Information" section below for more details. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
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