Physician Anesthesiology

Department of Veterans Affairs
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The position will involve working in the operating room as an anesthesiologist approximately half of the time. This also requires in hospital night coverage shifts. The position involves mainly CRNA/resident supervision with some opportunity to perform your own cases. The anesthesia performed here is cooperative and friendly, and our mission is to provide world class anesthetic care to our nation's veterans. There is no OB, trauma or pediatrics, but otherwise we offer a variety of interesting and challenging cases.
The NMVAHCS serves as the tertiary referral center for New Mexico, eastern Arizona and southern Colorado. The types of procedures performed here include, but are not limited to, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, urological and neurological procedures with occasional sedation for GI and interventional radiology. An acute pain service is also included. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rotations may be required There are opportunities to perform as much regional anesthesia, including ultrasound-guided techniques, as the candidate wishes as well as TEE. Patient care, research, and teaching opportunities are available.
Critical care fellowship and recent critical care experience is preferred for the applicant applying for this
position. This position involves teaching of residents from the University of New Mexico. The position involves approximately working half time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), taking care of postoperative patients including medicine, cardiothoracic, vascular, urology and general surgery patients. The ICU has nine beds and is an open ICU.
This position does require rotational weekend and night call coverage to cover hospital and surgical
The NMVAHCS has an academic affiliation with the University of New Mexico. This position has the possibility of obtaining a clinical appointment at the University of New Mexico. The position allows time for academic study and responsibilities.
Work Schedule:M-F 6:30am-3:00pm, On-Call Evenings, Nights, Weekends and holiday shifts
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship; 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
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
· Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
· Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) 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. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
· 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) 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 (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position.

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 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.Education
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:


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