Department of Veterans Affairs
Columbia, Missouri
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking Anesthesiologists for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity at the Harry S. Truman VAMC, Columbia, MO

Position Information

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO is actively recruiting to fill Staff Anesthesiologist that’s Board Certified/Board Eligible in Anesthesia

The Anesthesia Section's function is to provide anesthesia services, including all levels of sedation and other modalities of anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures, as well as interventional and liaison pain relief services. Anesthesia Section comprises of CRNA's and Anesthesiologists.

Duties of the position include:
  Direction of perioperative anesthetic care to patients
  Preoperative Assessments
  Intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring
  Post-anesthesia Care
  Providing anesthetic care for general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology,
   diabetic foot and oral surgery in OR, PACU, ICU ward and clinic settings. In addition,   provide ccardiac and open-heart cases. No trauma, No OB and kids.

Assist in the managing of CNRA’s

Provider will participate in electronic consultations (e-consult) to improve access to anesthesia care.  Will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care of Veterans.   The Anesthesiology Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 40,000 veterans in an area to include 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 5/8th or 4 – 10s. 40-hour week. Call is very light.

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Anesthesiology

Community Information

Many factors contributed to Columbia ranking #1 on City Magazine's list of Best Small Cities in Missouri. The University of Missouri’s faithful support to local businesses did much to boost the city’s economy. The city’s keen appreciation of the arts opens the door for residents to enjoy such cultural events as international ballet companies, opera and contemporary musicians from all over the country.
Three prestigious colleges/universities make Columbia their home: University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College and Columbia College, giving the city a reputation for being an educational and cultural center. Healthcare, insurance and technology all contribute to the city’s local economy. The Museum of Art and Archaeology and State Historical Society are part of Columbia’s cultural heritage.
Columbia is set upon the backdrop of beautiful forested hills, prairies, glades and mountains. Two state parks and a wildlife refuge encircle the city, preserving the natural environment. The city enjoys a perfect location that’s roughly 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and 29 miles from Jefferson City. The surrounding forests are comprised mostly of maple, oak, hickory and sycamore trees that flood the area with color in autumn.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.  

Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae to Terry Anderson, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ or call (304) 268-0377.

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