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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. 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 The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) Anesthesia Service is seeking a full-time, highly talented Anesthesiologist to provide care for a wide variety of cases including general, cardiac, liver/kidney transplant, neurosurgical, thoracic, and vascular anesthesia. Experience in liver transplant and cardiothoracic fellowship training highly preferred. As one of the largest VA Healthcare systems in the United States, with state-of-the-art surgical technologies, VAPHS serves as the tertiary care referral center for a large veteran population in the Western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Initial evaluation and overall workups, and focused history & physicals of medical/surgical patients as needed, including evaluation of patients as part of our multidisciplinary pre-op clinic. Peri-operative anesthetic care to patients, including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care in an anesthesia team model with CRNA and/or anesthesia residents. Rotating evening and weekend call coverage for urgent cases is considered a key responsibility. Expertise with a wide variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures (experience with breath of anesthesia techniques), including regional and spinal anesthesia. Provision of clinical anesthetic care to cardiothoracic and liver transplant surgical patients, with board certification in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography highly preferred. Teaching of anesthesia residents, medical students, and student nurse anesthetists (clinical affiliation with Univ of Pittsburgh). Participate in quality/performance improvement initiatives, committees, and any other relevant activities as appropriate, including VASQIP. Opportunity for participation in clinical research for interested candidates. Ability to work effectively with patients and coworkers and dedication to treating other health care professionals and patients' families with respect and dignity. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30am to 3:00pm, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
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.