Seeking Emergency Room Physician to Care for our Veterans

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Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
West Haven, Connecticut
Posted
Nov 15, 2018
Closes
Dec 15, 2018
Ref
1962810
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Part Time
Position Type
Permanent
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VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine

VA Connecticut Healthcare System seeks a part time (.5) Emergency Department attending physician for Emergency Department coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT.  The West Haven campus is a level 1A facility and Primary Care/Specialty clinics with a 24/7 Emergency Department that receives ambulances form the surrounding community and has an annual census of approximately 14,000 visits and is a major academic affiliate of Yale University.

It serves a defined population of CT Veterans, approximately 55,000 with an Emergency Department caseload composed primarily of adult medicine/surgery and behavioral health urgencies with very few pediatric and obstetric presentations.

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 to serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.

Responsibilities:

Part time ED attending physician for ED coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT. Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled. Emergency and urgent care patients. Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation. Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate. Evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies in both the West Haven

Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED) and local non-VA mental health facilities. Coordinate transfers of urgent care patients from the Newington facility to VA or community hospitals for appropriate care. Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and other ED mid-levels. Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Participate on committees of the Medical staff. Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings.

Work Schedule:
 May include evenings, weekends and holidays

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Unrestricted License (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation
  • BC or BE in Emergency Medicine highly preferred but Family and Internal Medicine Physicians with significant ER experience will be considered. 

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564. The West Haven shore is one of the state’s foremost locations to observe rare shorebirds, serving as a migratory route for some of the most endangered bird species.

The Sandy Point Beach & Bird Sanctuary, one of the sites featured on the Connecticut Coastal Birding Trail, has been designated an “important bird area” by Audubon Connecticut. The estuary is also where Sammy the harp seal has been spotted.

Historic Bradley Point Park, boasting scenic panoramas of Long Island Sound, marks the area where invading British troops landed on July 5, 1779, and now serves as a haven for picnickers and passive recreation. The shoreline is just minutes from the downtown business and entertainment district.http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/

VA boasts a comprehensive compensation and benefits package (Paid Time-Off, Professional/Personal Insurance Coverages, 401K, CME, and Retirement, etc.). For more info, click: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf  

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. To learn more visit: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/    

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