OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are authorized. Telework Eligible (flexibility for emergencies). The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (ZVAMC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is recruiting for a Chief of Anesthesiology. The ZVAMC is located on the western edge of Milwaukee and part of VA Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN 12), which includes facilities in Iron Mountain, MI; Tomah and Madison, WI, and North Chicago, Hines, Chicago and Danville, IL. The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 196 acute operating beds and provides over 800,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. Special programs include interventional radiology, cardiac surgery, comprehensive cancer care including radiation therapy, an extensive telemedicine program, a Spinal Cord Injury Unit and, in long term care, a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Program and a palliative care program. The Medical Center is the VA Great Lakes Health Care System's northern tier hub for both imaging and pathology/laboratory medicine. ZVAMC is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and as such, integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care into its organizational mission. The ZVAMC performs over 4000 surgical and procedural cases per year with a near equal mix of OR and out of OR cases. Roughly 35% of surgical cases are inpatient. Specialized surgical care includes multiple specialties including cardiac and thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and others. The Department also provides out of OR Anesthesiology services in the GI lab, EP and Cath lab, Imaging, ICU, Dental and ED as needed. The Chief of Anesthesia reports directly to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for oversight of staff that include Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Nurse Practitioners and Anesthesia Technologists. In addition, the Chief of Anesthesia oversees the Pain Center that provides multidisciplinary care, including anesthesiology pain specialists, psychology, psychiatry, complementary care and social work staff. The Chief of Anesthesia also oversees the Director of the Surgical Critical Care Team and helps to coordinate and support this team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and advanced practice providers. The Chief of Anesthesia works closely with the Chief of Surgery, Lead CRNA, OR Nurse Director and Perioperative Nurse Director to form the senior management team responsible for all operations of the operating room and out of OR anesthetizing locations. The leadership team is responsible for ensuring local policy and planning, timely budget formulation, high quality and efficient clinical performance, and management of professional staff matters. Performance in these areas will emphasize safety and quality, access, and efficiency of care delivery. The Chief of Anesthesia is expected to have leadership skills sufficient to provide direction for single and complex programs in the delivery of care. The incumbent is expected to have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to patient care delivery. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs and demonstrate abilities to work well within a senior management team. The Chief of Anesthesia Services will maintain an academic appointment at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) commensurate with prior academic achievement and standing. Work Schedule: Full Time; typically day shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pm but clinical work and other responsibilities may require flexibility. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.