The Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina is seeking a Chief of Anesthesiology for a full time opportunity. The Anesthesiology Section consists of 3 anesthesiologists and 11 CRNAs, with SRNAs from Duke University Medical Center as well as several military training programs that rotate through the department. The selected individual will provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Anesthesiology Section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics. In leading the Anesthesia Section, the Chief is responsible for supervision of all staff within the section. The Chief CRNA is available and expected to assist in these administrative functions. The Chief will also have clinical responsibilities for certain cases. The anesthesia service is built on a team model. The Surgical Services at the facility average over 4000 cases/year in 7 operating rooms – services include CT Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, ENT and ophthalmology, with small volumes of GYN and Podiatry cases as well. There is no OB, trauma, or pediatrics. Additional Anesthesia coverage is provided for Cardiology and GI procedures out of the Operating Room. Research and teaching opportunities are available. The facility serves a broad referral area for veterans in central and western North Carolina, upstate South Carolina and Georgia.
Duties for the position of Chief of Anesthesiologist include:
· Performs procedures for cardiac anesthesia including TEE (does not require TEE certification).
· Responsible for direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards.
· Supervisor for staff Anesthesiologists and Chief CRNA
· Responsible for Out of OR Airway Management Program
· Participate, as an anesthesia subject matter expert, in various committees and workgroups
· Supervision, teaching and evaluation of performance of CRNAs, SRNAs, medical students and other paramedical personnel in anesthesia
· Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.
Compensation is commensurate with education, training and experience. In addition, there is a performance bonus of up to $15,000 per year based on quality and service measures established by the Department of Surgery. VA employees enjoy a robust Federal benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance. (Please see more details below). Physicians earn 26 paid vacation days and 13 paid sick days per year, in addition to 10 paid Federal holidays. Possible $1,000 per year stipend for CME reimbursement + possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to Attend CME.
Charles George VA Medical Center:
The CGVAMC is a 257 authorized bed, level 1c complexity facility which offers primary, secondary, and tertiary diagnostic and therapeutic health services in medicine, surgery, rehabilitation medicine, mental health, skilled nursing home care, and palliative care. The CGVAMC has a 5-Star rating, and is ranked in the top 10% of VA hospitals nationally.
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA) VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government. Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2017, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000 The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel Disability Retirement Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
There’s something about Asheville, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina that makes its blend of remote Appalachian charm and cosmopolitan sophistication seem perfectly natural. The city abounds in cultural attractions and events but there’s also a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Asheville is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, who have their pick of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning and many other activities.
For immediate consideration please contact Keith Liles, VA National Recruitment Consultant!