LOCUMS Anesthesiologist needed
Top Docs Inc - Minnesota

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Top Docs is seeking the services of a BC/BE Anesthesiologist for coverage at a VA medical center in Minnesota. The expected start date is early Feb and will last until teh end of April with a possible 6 month extension.

Top Docs provide travel, transportation, housing, malpractice and offer a competitive salary.

ANY unrestricted license is accepted at VA facilities.

If you are interested and would like further information please call or reply asap. I will need a current CV, copy of license, copy of DEA and (4) professional references.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Job details:
Tour of duty is in-house weekday 0700 – 3:30 pm, in-house late weekday 0700-5:30pm.

The physician will provide medical direction for CRNA’s or personal administration of anesthesia for the full range of operative procedures including administration of anesthetic agents; insertion of invasive hemodynamic monitoring catheters with ultrasound guidance; difficult airways using alternative intubating devices and advanced techniques in both emergent and non-emergent situations; utilization of multimodal analgesia and the placement of nerve blocks (including interscalene blocks under ultrasound guidance) for post-op pain control; performance of pre-procedure patient assessments including review of the patient’s electronic medical record and focused physical exam, intra-procedure monitoring and management of post-procedure recovery for both inpatients and outpatients.

The typical case load for this facility is approximately 500 cases per month. The types of cases that we handle are General, Vascular, Cardiac, ENT, Urology, Ortho, Neurology, and Ophthalmology. The VAMC utilizes 9 -11 operating rooms on a daily basis.

Administer anesthetics and conduct support therapy both intro-operatively and for clinical purposes.

Furnish technical and professional direction of nurse anesthetists (CRNA’s), nurse anesthetist students (SRNA’s) and anesthesiology residents in training at the Minneapolis VAMC. The VAMC has (7) anesthesiologists on staff, and approximately 25 CRNA’s. The locum will be responsible for medically directing 2-3 CRNA’s and occasionally performing personal administration of anesthesia.

Provides technical and professional direction to the anesthesiology residents from the university during their rotation through the VA, including providing a guiding presence in the operating room during the actual case procedure. Teaching responsibilities include resident instruction and staff instruction on miscellaneous, new or special topics.

The physicianwill take call in rotation with other anesthesiologists in the department. Call will be approximately every seventh day and every seventh weekend.

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