Physician ( Chief of Surgical Service) Job in San Diego, California – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Physician ( Chief of Surgical Service) – San Diego, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 5827
Start Date: 09/28/2018
End Date: 11/30/2018

Qualification Summary
Responsibilities: The Incumbent establishes an environment that promotes optimum patient care. Performance in these areas will emphasize both patient satisfaction and efficient service delivery. Because access issues are a priority for VASDHS in ensuring patients received timely care, the Chief of Surgery works with the administration staff and section leaders to identify barriers and improve access of patients needing clinical services. The Chief is expected to remain privileged and provide clinical services in their specialty field including call. They ensure practice-based learning and improvement, demonstrate ability to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care and delivery of services The Incumbent oversees all personnel management aspects of the surgical service, including credential and privileging, defining scope of practice /privileges for surgical personnel, focused and ongoing professional practice evaluations, ongoing performance evaluations and assures the maintenance of continuing education for staff surgeons. The Chief of Surgery facilitates and encourages academic surgeons to pursue education and research opportunities. The Incumbent collaborates effectively in this mission with the Chair, Department of Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine. They will also oversee time allocation and activities of surgeons involved in VA related and VA sponsored research activities and review research proposals. The Chief of Surgery must meet the requirements of a faculty appointment at the medical school affiliate at the level of Associate Professor or above. The Chief of Surgery must have a history of teaching and academic excellence. In addition to modeling teaching excellence, education responsibilities include overall oversight of the surgery residents and medical students assigned to the VA facility. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall operation of a complex surgical department that includes oversight of ten surgical specialties, resident and medical student supervision, medical staff leadership, research, quality improvement, and provision of inpatient and outpatient care to the Veterans we serve. The Chief of Surgery is responsible for developing a plan for the delivery of health care services to veterans and ensuring that those health care services and activities are consistent with policies and guidelines of the VHA and national Joint Commission accreditation standards.The Chief of the Surgical Service is accountable to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Director. The chief of the Surgical Service also reports to the VISN Surgery Chief and the Chief of Surgery in the VA National Surgery Office. The Chief of Surgery participates in top-level decision making and policy design that impacts on the Service through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other Service Chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors. The Incumbent works with multiple Services and Divisions throughout the hospital to improve communication, efficiency, and outcomes with the goal to deliver outstanding surgical care. 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. Completion of residency training, 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. Preferred Experience: The incumbent should have management experience, some of which must have been within the Veterans Health Administration. The individual selected for this position will be a highly qualified board-certified or board-eligible physician. Given the complexity of such an undertaking, the individual selected will have a record of leadership achievement, initiative and supervisory success. It is expected that the physician who accepts this position will participate in patient care and teaching, thus qualifying for academic appointment. Direct patient care activity may account for as much as 15% of his/her time. Academic appointment at the University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, appropriate to the achievements of the individual selected for this position, will be expected as required of all physicians in this affiliated tertiary care medical center. 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: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required. In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provide to the VA Facility’s Occupational ( Employee) Health Office on annual basis.

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