The Chief of the Anesthesiology at the Charles George VAMC is expected to provide the most effective delivery of anesthesia care throughout the medical center, in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and Joint Commission accreditation standards. The Chief will act as the subject matter expert for all anesthesia care, concerns, and needs that arise related to provision of such care in our healthcare system. The Chief will work under direction of, and report directly to, the Chief of Surgical Services. In addition to maintaining consistent clinical staffing levels within the Section to meet the demands of the facility, the Chief will ensure that all appropriate modalities of anesthesia care are available to Veteran patients undergoing surgical procedures. The Chief is responsible for maintaining clinical privileges and licensure.
The Chief of Anesthesia will also provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Anesthesiology Section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics. In leading the Anesthesia Section, the Chief is responsible for supervision of all staff within the section. The Chief CRNA is available and expected to assist in these administrative functions.
Duties for the position of Physician (Chief, Anesthesiologist) include:
•Performs as the Chief Anesthesiologist in the Surgical Service Care Line. •Performs the full spectrum of Anesthesiology procedures. •Performs procedures for cardiac anesthesia including TEE (does not require TEE certification). •Responsible for direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards. •Supervisor for staff Anesthesiologists and Chief CRNA •Responsible for Out of OR Airway Management Program at CGVAMC •Participate, as an anesthesia subject matter expert, in various committees and workgroups as required by leadership •Supervision, teaching and evaluation of performance of CRNAs, SRNAs, medical students and other paramedical personnel in anesthesia •Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage