Physician will provide consultation services and follow up of thoracic surgery patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, at the VA Medical center in Des Moines.
Physician should have expertise in invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques as established in current delineation of privileges.
Physician will provide ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment and obtain informed consents prior to performing general surgical procedures.
The incumbent in this position may at times provide supervision for General Surgery residents. In these instances, they must do so in accordance with ACGME and VA guidelines. Discharge of these responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation
On call duties would be assigned as necessary to provide urgent / emergent care for inpatients and outpatients.
During the course of employment, participation in special projects pertinent to the specialty of Thoracic Surgery may be requested as necessary to complement the mission of the medical center or service line.
When working with inpatients the provider is expected to participate in discharge planning and other interdisciplinary patient care plan activities unless arrangements have been made for General Surgeons to manage the patient's discharge.
Physicians may be assigned duties as a supervising physician for a Physician Assistant providing clinical oversight and review. They may also be assigned to work collaboratively with another licensed independent practitioner (i.e. Nurse Practitioner). Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation.
Documentation should be completed consistent with the requirements noted in the Facility By-Laws.
Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times.
All physicians will work within their privileges at all times, unless necessitated by an emergency.
Typical work hours will be determined based on clinic work-loads to accommodate both medical and surgical needs.
Functional Statement Title/#: Thoracic Surgeon
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Physicians that are board certified or board eligible in Thoracic Surgery and maintain professional competency as indicated in their delineation of privileges are highly preferred. All physicians must maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:?, Placement in this position is subject to meeting the physical requirements of the position. This includes: Walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); Light and moderate lifting (up to 44 lbs.) light to moderate carrying (up to 44 lbs); straight pulling and pushing, reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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