The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is seeking an experienced Emerge

Department of Veterans Affairs
Prescott, Arizona
Dec 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2019
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

The Emergency Department (ED) Physician position is in the ED within the Acute Care Service Line at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System. The ED Provider’s functions are to provide medical emergency care to high-risk, high-volume, or problem-prone diagnoses to include: chest pain, respiratory distress, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections and psychiatric issues.

The ED Physician will perform job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital procedures, including telemetry monitoring and patient care-related procedures. The ED Physician reports to the Medical Director, Acute Care Service Line, and works collaboratively with the ED Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, Staff Nurses, ED Health Techs, and other ED Providers.

The ED Physician specializes in assessing, intervening and stabilizing a variety of trauma and illnesses with decisive action and a degree of calm professionalism. Due to the range of medical conditions that may require urgent treatment and care, the Physician must be knowledgeable about general, as well as specific, health issues.

Key responsibilities of ED Physician include:

  • Triage to prioritize injuries based on need;
  • Quick identification of medical problem;
  • Treat and/or stabilize patient’s condition;
  • Appropriately document medical interventions; and
  • Transfer or discharge patient to appropriate level care, as needed.

Other responsibilities include, as with other health care professionals, ED Physicians are expected to comply with protocols, procedures and safety policies in place at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required in ANY U.S. State.
  • BC/BE in Emergency Medicine – BC in Internal or Family Medicine will be considered with Emergency Department experience

Hours: Three 12 hour shifts per week

VA physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation. Better Quality of Work/Life Balance! The VA knows that the first step to providing superior patient care is self-care. The quality of work/life balance VA physicians experience simply cannot be found in private practice.

Benefits of a VA Physician:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation – unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
  • 10 Federal holidays per year with pay
  • 5-10 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Community, Facility and Organization:

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) includes the main medical facility, the Bob Stump VA Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona and five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Anthem, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Telehealth Clinic in Holbrook, Arizona. The Bob Stump VA Medical Center is the largest veteran health care facility within a 60,000 square mile area and is the fourth largest employer in the area. This facility is located in the mountains of north central Arizona, 96 miles northwest of Phoenix, in a tri-city community of approximately 100,000 people. The area is not highly industrialized and is noted for clean air, sunshine and relatively mild climate. As part of the Sunbelt, it is an area of rapid population growth, particularly for retired people and families raising young children.

NAVAHCS provides a continuum of primary and secondary level medical, rehabilitative and long-term care to veterans residing in northern Arizona. Acute medical care consists of primary and secondary inpatient medicine and ambulatory care, which includes general medicine, ambulatory surgery, mental hygiene, and selected specialized outpatient clinics. Primary level ambulatory care and screening services are provided at the main hospital, five CBOC, and one telemedicine sites. Rehabilitative care consists of a rehabilitation medicine unit, an outpatient substance abuse treatment program, vocational rehabilitation/job training program and a very active outpatient rehabilitative therapy program. Long term care consists of a Community Living Center (CLC), a Geriatric Evaluation, and Management Program (GEM and Domiciliary). Dementia, Hospice and Respite are programs offered in the CLC. Domiciliary care is a residential rehabilitation program that provides short-term rehabilitative care and long-term maintenance for veterans who require minimal medical and mental health care. Rehabilitative Care is directed towards the development of skills necessary for return to community-based living.

Routine and non-emergent care, inpatient surgical and complex medical and diagnostic procedures are referred to the VA facilities located in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Emergent cases are referred to other VA and private sector health care facilities throughout the VA Contract Hospital Program.

NAVAHCS participates in student training programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, pharmacy and laboratory sciences.

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