The physician is responsible for participating in the day-to-day clinical and administrative activities of the Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) department. Responsibilities may include but is not limited to: emergent intake, assessment, patient history, physical examinations, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, emergent ATLS/ACLS resuscitation, along with management of difficult airways. Interpreting ECGs and selected radiographic tests, performing invasive procedures for which incumbent is credentialed, initiating consults as well as referrals after discharge from the Emergency Department (ED), and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy and VA formulary and state regulations. Staff physicians will provide direct resident supervision in accordance with ACGME rules and regulations. Staff physicians will also respond to codes in the hospital.
The incumbent will see patients with a percentage of that time allowing for indirect activities of managing patient care such as charting, returning telephone calls, reviewing and signing notes, and reviewing laboratory and imaging data.
Emergency Medicine physicians will be assigned administrative and/or supervisory responsibilities through participation in clinical-administrative committees, chairing committees, membership in task/work groups, special project groups and quality management/ quality of care duties or other duties as assigned at the discretion of the Chief, Emergency Medicine or his/her designee.
Work Schedule: Variable
The selected candidate will work rotating shifts to include days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Functional Statement Title: Physician Functional Statement
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. Degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
- Residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
- English language proficiency.
Preferred requirements: Candidatesbe Board Certified or Board Eligiblein Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and hold current ACLS and BLS certifications.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found online at he following link: http://www1.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work involves managing a busy, high acuity emergency department whichmay involve:walking (up to4 hours); standing (up to4 hours); repeated bending (up to12 hours); kneeling (0.5 hours);moderatelifting (15-44 pounds); moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (0.5 hours); pushing (0.5 hours); reaching above the shoulder; useof fingers; both hands required; both legs required; abilityfor rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted);and participating in active resuscitation of critically ill patients.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Protracted or irregular hours of work.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (required)
2. VA Form 10-2850 APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf (required).
3. Responses to the questionnaire; not an uploaded document, submitted either during the online process or via fax (required)
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ).
5. If a VA Employee, please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/).
Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklistor visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1950260. The Occupational Questionaire can be viewed hereView Occupational Questionnaire to complete the 1203-FX.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.