Seeking a full-time board certified or board eligible physician for the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section, Surgical Service. This position is a staff Otolaryngologist who maintains professional, technical and administrative knowledge, competencies and skills to provide effective, timely and quality responses to patient's needs in a clinic and operating room setting. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be February 26, 2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than September 30, 2021. The Otolaryngologist works under the supervision of the Chief of Surgery. As a Staff Otolaryngologist, the incumbent is accountable for assuring the most effective delivery of care in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Otolaryngologist examines, diagnoses, and treats or prescribes course of treatment for patients having disorders, malformations, diseases, and/or injuries. The Otolaryngologist is required to deliver surgical procedures in the operating room, and clinical services in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Section within Surgical Service. Responsibilities include performing surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and clinic duties, and outpatient and inpatient surgery consultations for new and established patients. In addition to the above, the Otolaryngologist is responsible, but not limited to the following: Providing assessments as appropriate in the outpatient setting; conducting administrative and academic components of the specialty. Performing procedures using microscopes in the exam rooms, digital Fiberoptic laryngoscopes and sinus scopes, and full audiology services with VNG and rotation testing, etc. Collaborating with providers in other medical and surgical services including appropriate referrals. Performing appropriate evaluations of patients. Providing a full range of therapeutic interventions for inpatients on the medical unit; maintaining clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management. Participating in team meetings and treatment planning conferences and collaborating with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care. Orders diagnostic tests and discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to make appropriate treatment decisions. Utilizing electronic medical records to accurately document treatment in a timely manner. Ensuring that the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, and VA policies and procedures in all aspects of their duties as required. Ensuring that the practice of medicine is consistent with clinical practice, Ear, Nose, and Throat guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPAA policies. Serving on hospital committees and peer review programs as needed. Teaches and supervises University of Louisville, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorder residents and qualify for a clinical appointment at the University of Louisville Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorder. The Otolaryngologist will ensure the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance of the Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards The Otolaryngologist will train and provide supervision for mid-levels. The Otolaryngologist performs other directly related duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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