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The VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is recruiting for a Chief of Anesthesiology and Co-Clinical Director of Operative Care Division (OCD). VAPORHCS is a large tertiary care facility serving over 95,000 veterans and performing close to 7,000 surgeries per year including Cardiac, Thoracic, Neurosurgery, Transplants – Liver and Kidney, Vascular, General Surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT and Urology. The division staffs the NW Pain Clinic, the Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation Clinic, and the Surgical Critical Care Team. VAPORHCS is a major teaching partner with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), educating hundreds of medical students, residents and fellows. VAPORHCS has a robust research program, with over $33 million in grant funding annually.
VAPORHCS seeks a leader with strong clinical, administrative and academic background in Anesthesiology, who will successfully run the operations of the Anesthesia and OCD services and collaborate with OHSU partners to enhance educational and research activities. An OHSU academic appointment will be commensurate with experience.
Globally connected, innovative and culturally rich, Portland boasts a population of approximately 590,000 – making it the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest. Considered one of the most eco- friendly cities in the U.S., the City of Roses is marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters. Heralded as one of America’s top places to live, Portland offers a host of sports & entertainment, outdoor recreation, housing, and family-friendly cultural options.
Portland is the Pacific Northwest’s second largest urban center with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city is located less than two hours from the beautiful Oregon coast, and an hour from Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Views from the city, and especially the VAPORHCS which sits atop a hill overlooking downtown, include Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. Portlanders are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh local cuisine, and great coffee. Portland truly offers something for everyone.
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.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Ken Mitchell
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.