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The Chief-Urology Section reports to the Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Service. The section chief is required to manage the Urology Section within Surgical Service at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Center System. He/she is responsible for managing clinical operations and supervising subordinate staff within the Urology Section. The Urology Section Chief will perform administrative duties, along with surgical procedures in the operating room, procedure room and perform clinical duties within the Urology Clinic. Additional duties include: Reviewing and triaging outpatient and inpatient consultations within the required timeframe for new patients. Participate in ward/ICU rounds and any other relevant activities as necessary for initial and follow-up patient care. Follow each patient through the full continuum of care process to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals when pre-surgical evaluation is not available, requesting and writing orders for diagnostic tests and procedures for pre-op, prior to surgery, and completing informed consents as required. Responsible for educating patients and family members. The Section Chief will provide a monthly call schedule to the surgical administrative section each month and will participate in the rotation of on-call duties per on-call schedule; night, weekend and holiday call may be required. The surgeon will adhere to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, and all other required medical documentation. Ensure the most effective delivery of care while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission, VA Central Office performance measure standards and other external peer reviews. Train and provide supervision for medical students and residents in all aspects of their surgery rotations as required. CTVHCS is affiliated with Texas A&M Health Science Center, and applicants should be qualified for academic appointments. Transfer and receive external Veteran patients from other facilities as appropriate. Surgeon may be required to provide "medical advisory opinions", and "internal and external" Peer Reviews. Attend surgical and medical staff meetings, complete all required Talent Management System (TMS) trainings, must complete all medical documentation in a timely manner as directed by the Veterans Health Administration and local CTVHCS policies. Adhere to and follow all VA policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure patient safety and ensure high quality of care is provided to Veterans. Provide mid-year reviews (if required) and write annual performance appraisals and proficiency reports on assigned employees. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.