This position is located in the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System's Surgical Services as a Staff Surgeon. This position provides support to the Section Chief of the Surgical Specialty's Section in carrying out the mission of the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System's Surgical Service. The Eastern Colorado Health Care System is a complex referral VA Medical Center with a broad range of surgical services. The Staff Surgeon (Cardiothoracic) is responsible for delivering excellent clinical and surgical care within the Cardiothoracic specialty. Surgical care delivery will be performed in clinics, operating rooms, minor procedure rooms, and inpatient wards. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides full spectrum of operative and non-operative management care to patients. Participates in and/or manages all aspects to include surgical, inpatient care, and outpatient clinical visits; administrative and academic components. Provides direct patient care, oversees residents by providing clinical instruction in the outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. Attends, participates, and supervises residents and/or medical students in outpatient clinics and the performance of any procedure whether in the operating room or at the bedside appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. Takes an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (hours can range from 6am - 6pm with Supervisor Tour Approval) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.