This announcement has been amended to remove the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) statement. EDRP is not authorized for this position. 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. 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: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle. ["The Surgery Service of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans health system is seeking an experienced full-time critical care intensivist (surgical or anesthesia critical care desired but not required) to provide care at the VA Malcolm Randall surgical ICU. Qualified applicants will receive an academic appointment at the University of Florida at the appropriate rank. The Critical Care Physician / Intensivist will provide critical care services to eligible veterans from any of our surgical subspecialties (Vascular, Urology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic and General Surgery). ICU coverage will be based on a rotating schedule with other critical care physicians. The position requires training/experience in point of care ultrasound; competence in the placement of advanced central monitoring catheters; training/experience in managing difficult airways; experience supervising/teaching medical students, residents and fellows. The physician will be required to meet CME and participate in activities to improve patient care outcomes and education. These include regular participation in morbidity and mortality conferences, surgical grand rounds, critical care meetings, emergency effectiveness meetings, simulation activities and such. Other duties include: Responding to ERTs (emergency response alerts) that occur while on duty on our surgical floors. Responding to all code blue alerts that occur within the facility. Documenting and or co-signing resident/fellow daily patient encounters and procedures appropriately and in a timely fashion. Working closely with the other members of the critical care team in a multi-disciplinary fashion. This team may include, but is not limited to surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, house staff, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, physical therapists, and social workers. Provider will be required to interact with veterans, their families, and staff in a professional manner. He/she will be expected to abide by the Medical Bylaws of the VA Malcolm Randall Hospital. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30am - 4:00pm)"]
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