Chief of Surgery Leadership Opportunity

Company Name:
VA Careers
The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center located in Dublin, GA is currently recruiting for a Physician with Board certification in Surgery who will serve as the Chief of Surgical Services. The Chief of Surgery is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of a broad range of surgical services to include the following specialty services: General Surgery, Urology, Podiatry, and Anesthesia.
These surgical services including medical staff leadership, 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 concerning the service.
The Chief of Surgery reports to the facility's Chief of Staff and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee. The chief should have administrative experience in outpatient surgical clinical, surgical intensive care, surgical ward, and operating room. The Chief of Surgery must have extensive experience with coordinating the operating room schedule and facilitating the daily surgery schedule. The Chief of Surgery oversees and coordinates all surgical services for two operating rooms, an endoscopy suite, and PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit).
The Chief of Surgery is responsible for making long-range plans for the continuing function and development of the surgical service and for the development of sound and carefully documented organizational plans and budgetary proposals for presentation to top management. He/she has the skill set to interact positively with the Medical Center's Executive Leadership Team to lead and promote surgical staff excellence, staff development, with experience in an academic setting. The chief oversees the Surgical Service level quality improvement program, including VASQIP.
The chief reviews clinical privileges for surgical staff, and pay for performance assessment and takes responsibility for recommending actions necessary to assure staff compliance with Medical Staff By-Laws, and relevant facility policies and regulations. The chief is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical and surgical diseases, accomplished through ambulatory and bed-based resources assigned to the Surgical and Specialty care service.He/she actively participates in patient care by conducting patient clinics and operative procedures through hospital rounds, morning reports, conferences, consultations, participation in ambulatory care and other similar activities. The physician will maintain a current Basic Life Support (BCLS) certification
Salary Range: up to $325,000 per year
Recruitment Relocation Expenses/Recruitment Incentive May Be authorized. PCS travel may also be authorized for transfers
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following basic requirements:
Language Requirement: Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
Licensure: 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.
Physical Requirements: All applicants must mee the physical requirements established for this position
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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