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He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources, and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care in Surgical Service. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate.
The Otolaryngologist performs a full range of complete otolaryngology-head and neck-related diagnostic, management, and illness-related counseling services to the veterans population served by the facility. They assure the provision of high quality and safe patient care both in and outside of the operating room. Performs administrative components of patient care management such as: dictation of progress notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and consultative services for inpatients and outpatients. Responds to patient telephone calls, informs patients of test results, and renews prescriptions as medically appropriate. Basic computer skills are required using the computerized system of VistA and CPRS for ordering and entries into the electronic medical record.
Otolaryngologist is expected to:
- Provide direct out-patient, in-patient, and minor (mostly bed-side) procedure related to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) cases to patients.
- Order and Interprets laboratory test, and X-rays to complete medical facts on ENT cases.
- Participate in the clinics quality assurance, utilization review, risk management, and peer review activities.
- Examine patients, makes diagnosis, and administers appropriate treatment to ENT patients.
- Operative procedures also include surgical site marking, consent, daily rounds on inpatients, supervise pre-op and post-op orders as needed
- Inpatient care
- Administrative duties include peer reviews, surgical services conference participation, and reviews of patients' records as needed
- Supervise residents as needed
- Perform procedures in Operating Room
- Take call on rotating basis
Work Schedule: Clinic is administrative day tour. May need to work longer shifts or holidays and weekends for operating room or on-call rotation.
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