The Eastern Colorado Health Care System is a1a-level VA medical center with a broad-ranging and complex surgical service offering a variety of clinical specialty services including the following surgical disciplines: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Podiatry, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology. The Assistant Chief of Surgical Services is responsible for assisting with the overall operation and supervision of this complex surgical service including administrative facilitation of clinical care, enhancing operating room efficiency, resident education, medical staff leadership, research, quality improvement, maintenance of reusable medical equipment, and the provision of excellent inpatient and outpatient care. He/she insures national, network, and local missions, values, vision, and performance measures are supported and met, provides efficient management of resources and budgetary constraints, facilities a collaborative team environment, develops orientation and training of pertinent clinical staff under the service, and proactively identifies needs and concerns of the service.
The Assistant Chief of Surgical Services is responsible for:
* Assuring the timely and appropriate medical care of VA patients within the Service.
* Supervising the technical and ancillary staff in their respective duties within the Service, for mentoring medical students, and Surgery residents or fellows rotating through the Service (monitoring their progress and assessing their appropriate core competencies or School objectives).
* Providing expert professional and consultation services in his/her specialty, guiding referring clinicians in the associated complexities and proper uses of surgical diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.
* Implementing all appropriate quality assurance and improvement measures on an on-going basis.
Represents the service on important Medical Center committees with influence on patient care, teaching, and research and closely monitors all other committees on which surgery and specialty care service has representation.
Plays a pivotal interactive role with quality/outcome measurement systems that are in place as integrated improvement tools. Assures that data collection is accurate and verified and that the returned aggregated data elements are communicated to the appropriate process owners and providers.
Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical and surgical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to the service of the surgeon's specialty. Actively participates in patient care through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care, and other similar activities.
Work Schedule: Full-Time Tour of Duty: M-F 8-1630pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Assistant Chief of Surgical Services
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 an institution who accreditation was in place 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Boardeligible or board certified
Supervisory and Leadership skills.
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.
light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 1 hour, standing 2 hours, mostly sitting, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850, Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1992423.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.