Physician - Anesthesiologist

Washington, D.C
Jul 04, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Full Time


This position has been approved for EDRP (Education Debt Reduction Program): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA, For more details on this matter please see the Education Section of this announcement.

This position is located in the Anesthesiology Service at the Washington DC Medical Center in Washington DC.
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The staff Anesthesiologist is accountable to Chief, Anesthesiology, to provide the most effective delivery of anesthetic care throughout the medical center in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and the Joint Commission accreditation standards. The staff Anesthesiologist provides a variety of services including pre-operative patient exam and assessment, intra-operative care, and post-operative care. The staff Anesthesiologist provides anesthesia-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, PACU, ICU, ward, and out of OR procedural settings as needed to include on-call coverage. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assess, consult, and prepare patients for anesthesia including pre-operative patient exam and assessment
  • Deliver insensibility to pain during surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures and the management of patients so affected
  • Monitor and restore homeostasis during the perioperative period as well as homeostasis in the critically ill, injured, or otherwise seriously ill patient
  • Provide diagnosis and treatment of painful syndromes
  • Perform clinical management and teaching of cardiac and pulmonary resuscitation
  • Evaluate respiratory function and application of respiratory therapy in all its forms
  • Supervise, Teach, and evaluate performance of both medical and paramedical personnel in anesthesia, respiratory, and critical care
  • Conduct research and collaborate in research efforts at the clinical and basic science level
  • Involve with administrative functions in hospitals, medical schools, and outpatient facilities necessary for implementation of these responsibilities
  • Involve in quality improvement efforts
  • On-call coverage is required
Work Schedule: Full Time, typically Mon-Friday daytime hours. On-Call required which may include periodic after-hours work.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/11/2019.

Basic Requirements: UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT, COPY OF LICENSE, AND DOCMUMENT OF RESIDENCY TRAINING REQUIRED: If you do not submit the supporting documents, your application may not be reviewed.
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: 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. Approved schools are:
  • Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
  • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
  • For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
  • Licensure and Registration: 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: 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. Approved residencies are:
  • Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
  • Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
  • English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by VA Policy.
Physician Staff Requirements (Staff Physician): None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.

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: The physician is expected to be able to travel throughout the campus of the VA Medical Center which has 6 adjoining buildings with a maximum of 5 levels to perform his/her duties. Able to use equipment in the clinic examination room, office, medical ward and conference room(s) without difficulty.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • VA Form 10-2850 ? Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Required) & Copy of Liensure
  • Resume
  • Transcript

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850 ? Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Required) & Copy of Liensure
  • Legible copy of DD214 which shows dates and character of service; SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form; SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form; etc.
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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