The Chief of Anesthesiology is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of anesthetic care throughout the medical center in compliance with Veterans Affairs and Veterans Health Administration Directives and Joint Commission accreditation standards.
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.
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: Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate Carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight Pulling (1 hour); Reaching over shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Repeated Bending (up to 4 hours); Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted).