The VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPHCS), Portland OR, is recruiting a Board Certified (BC) experienced Physician Surgeon (Any Surgical Specialty) for Clinical Chief of Surgical Services (CCSS) and Co-Director of the Operative Care Division (OCD). The selected CCSS candidate will report to the Chief of Staff, and will directly supervise 15 Section Chiefs of Surgery and a Surgery Service Line encompassing 186 full time employees and multi-disciplinary staff and surgical subspecialties. The CCSS must demonstrate strong leadership acumen and interpersonal skills in clinical practice experience and leadership/management of similar scope and practice. The selected Physician Leader must have experience and mastery of policy and planning, budget formulation and execution, high quality and efficient clinical performance, operations and management of professional staff matters. The CCSS will oversee the teaching and research programs with the OCD and be responsible for fostering the academic careers of trainees and junior faculty, so administrative aptitude and interest in teaching faculty development is required. THE VAPHCS has a robust academic affiliation with the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), so candidate must be eligible for academic appointment consideration. The VAPHCS is a 303-bed level 1a facility which includes the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland.
Must be a Citizen of the U.S.
Must be BC in Surgical Specialty/Sub-Specialty
Must have current unrestricted U.S. medical license
Must demonstrate clinical, leadership & management of similar scope & responsibilities
Portland is a very large city located in the state of Oregon with a population of 647,805 people and 156 constituent neighborhoods, with diverse and available new and current single-family housing or condo/townhome living and communities at a variety of price ranges. Thanks, in part, to The Street Trust, Portland is one of America’s most bikeable cities, and is very ethnically-diverse. If you love the “great outdoors”, you will love Portland for its amazing activities and adventure, woodlands, hiking, waterfalls, scenic vistas and observing native wildlife. Only a 90-minute drive from downtown, Mount Hood National Forrest sits right in the city’s backyard and makes for a splendid winter and summer playground for daily or weekend excursions. The city government is notable for its land-use planning and investment in public transportation. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of public parks. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range for well qualified Surgeon Leader will range from $350,000.00 to $400,000.00, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus
A Recruitment/Relocation and/or Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be considered for selected candidate
The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance.
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
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 Plans 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
About the VA
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
For information and consideration, please email your Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae to: Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, email@example.com, or call (702) 675-5761.
Additional Salary Information: Recruitment/Relocation may be considered for well-qualified candidate
Education Debt Reduction Program may be available for well-qualified candidate
Internal Number: Chief of Surg, Portland
About Department of Veterans Affairs
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.