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Chief of Surgery Position Available
Manchester VA Medical Center
Manchester, New Hampshire

You are invited to consider the role of leading the department of surgery and providing services to our veterans at the Manchester VA Medical Center. The surgery service line includes general surgery and includes the Day Surgery Program (VHA Ambulatory-Basic Operative Complexity Level) with three operating rooms, anesthesia service, and a growing multidisciplinary pain program.

We are seeking a creative, experienced, dynamic physician leader with strong administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills for the full-time position of Chief of Surgery. As a key member of the clinical leadership team, you will be responsible for delivery of surgical services to over 25,000 veterans at the medical center and serve as a medical center representative to a vibrant regional surgical service line with colleagues and support throughout the six New England states.

As Chief, you will participate in activities designated to meet all relevant requirements, including those of the Joint Commission and other accredited agencies. This is a management position with responsibility for all aspects of delivery of care for the department. Administrative functions may include evaluation and approval / disapproval of clinical consultative services for non-VA care, which are shared by the Chief of Staff.

You will be responsible for the overall performance of the Surgery Service Line and be expected to practice in his/her discipline to maintain clinical proficiency as determined by the Chief of Staff and you will be a key member of the clinical leadership team and report directly to the Chief of Staff.

Other responsibilities will include ensuring that high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner and include the complete range of resource management such as position management and budgeting. You should possess excellent leadership skills and be knowledgeable and proficient with performance measures and the principles of system redesign, including implementation and promotion of outpatient clinic access and hospital flow.

You should have an unrestricted license (any state), be board certified in general surgery and have a strong history in promoting an effective mix, coordination and support of clinical care by evaluating current and potential patient needs, clinical workload and resources, and special programs/mandates. Youll promote and evaluate standards of clinical competence and conduct for staff and monitor and evaluate clinical practice, peer review, and other appropriate quality assurance activities.

Your hours will typically be M-F 8am-4pm. There is no call schedule for surgery but you will be asked to be available during the work week and for after-hours duties including nights, weekends, and holidays. As a VA physician youll enjoy 11 federal holidays and also receive nearly 6 weeks of paid annual leave and be eligible to participate in a pension program as well as a matching Thrift Savings Plan which is similar to a 401K and a host of other benefits difficult to find in the private sector. Candidates with prior military experience may be able to combine their accrued military retirement credit with VA pension benefits.

Manchester is the largest city in northern New England, the economic and cultural capital of New Hampshire, and home to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport - one of the largest airports in New England. Manchester offers abundant opportunities for residents, visitors and tourists alike. Whatever you are looking for is within reach; the beautiful White Mountains and Lakes Region are to the North, the Atlantic Ocean and fine Seacoast life to the East, beautiful countryside throughout the state and a host of activities, culture and dining experiences are all right here.
For more information about this opportunity, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, VA New England Healthcare System at don.rainwater@va.gov.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

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