General Surgery Section Chief
Wichita, KS, USA | USA Government
Industry:Government / Military
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Duties of the General surgeon section chief include but are not limited to the following:
The surgeon would be responsible to teach and train residents and students. The surgeon should be able to diagnose and treat all of the common general surgical conditions, including malignancies, of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small and large intestine), gallbladder, endocrine system, skin and soft tissue. Experience and interest in vascular access (AV fistula creation especially), upper and lower endoscopy, and advanced laparoscopy (hiatal hernia repair, intestinal resection, and even adrenal surgery) is preferred. The candidate will be expected to participate in call schedule after hours and at least one weekend a month, and will need to possess the ability to respond promptly in emergent situations. The candidate should be proficient in placement of central venous and arterial catheters, and should feel comfortable supervising others in their placement. The General Surgeon must adhere to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, all other required medical documentation, and performance measures in a timely fashion; will ensure the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards; will mentor, train and provide supervision for residents and mid-levels in all aspects of their duties as required; and performs other directly related duties as required.
As a Section Chief, the incumbent will report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Surgery all General Surgery related issues or reports and be the point of contact for that section line within Surgery service.
Preferred: Board eligible/Board certified general surgeon, preferably a graduate of an accredited (ACGME) residency program.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Surgeons, All Other
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, 05/27/2019.
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.
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