This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Clinical responsibilities include the full spectrum of operative and non-operative assessment and management of vascular disease using the most appropriate open and endovascular techniques in providing quality care in their subspecialty. Incumbent will participate in the management and oversight of the vascular surgery program's inpatient and post-operative patients. Be eligible for clinical privileges within the VA to practice vascular surgery inclusive of all aspects of diagnostic assessment, medical evaluation and management, and operative intervention. Provide direct patient care and appropriate evaluations for patients in the outpatient clinics, in-patient settings, operating rooms and the emergency room settings. This may include patient interaction and evaluation via telehealth. Responsible for the initial evaluation and overall workup, history and physical, and admission of vascular surgery patients as needed. Responsible for timely and comprehensive consultation on inpatients as requested from other services to augment the care of their patients. Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions. Referral, when indicated, of patients with complex health problems to other providers within the medical center or to other VA Medical Centers or to the academic affiliate. Participate effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Ensure the practice of vascular surgery is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice psychiatric guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies. Responsible for providing patients with education concerning their disease state and expected treatment regimen. Interpretation of vascular lab studies pertaining to the vascular surgery inpatient and outpatient services. Work with Chiefs of Surgical and Radiological Services to standardize noninvasive vascular lab testing. Contribute to the educational activities with the academic affiliate by working with and supervising fellows, residents and medical students. Work with Chief of Surgical Service and Associate Chief of Staff for Education in supporting efforts to establish a VA component of the University of Oklahoma vascular surgery training program. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Surgery within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the organization. Successful candidates will also ideally have a non-clinical interest that can be pursued through the VA such as clinical trials, basic science or public health research. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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