Physician-Emergency Medicine Section Chief

Department of Veterans Affairs
Albany, New York
Apr 14, 2020
Apr 14, 2021
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
If selected, you will be responsible for participating in and overseeing patient care performance measures, compliance, training, performance improvement, and recruiting/retaining highly qualified and experienced providers. You will participate in various medical center committees relating to performance monitoring/improvement, compliance, and systems redesign. You will serve as a liaison between the Emergency Medicine Section and other VA specialty sections. You will also serve as a staff ER physician. You will be responsible for all aspects of medical care delivered to patients in the Emergency Department.
Functions/Scope of position:
  • Performing all services required in the practice of Emergency Medicine in the context of the VA system (the spectrum of patient illnesses typically seen in the Medical Center) and document appropriately in the electronic record.
  • Applying accepted protocols for assessment of individual patients presenting with various medical conditions according to accepted community and VA standards.
  • Assisting the Service Chief in representing the Emergency Department at all applicable hospital administrative and patient care meetings.
  • Developing, implementing, and sustaining an orientation/standard work manual/and-or process for all providers in the Emergency Department.
  • Monitoring Emergency Department workforce needs and budget.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date schedule which provides appropriate provider coverage in the Emergency Department.
  • Evaluating patients to assess changes in the physical and mental status during their stay in the Emergency Department.
  • Performing outpatient medical evaluations and treatment.
Work Schedule:Varies based on administrative and clinical needs of the Emergency Department
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Education Debt Reduction Program:You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
NoneSimilar jobs
    Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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 medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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.
  • Completion of 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
  • Must be EM Trained and/or Boarded by ACGME or AOA approved Residency
Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:The selected candidate should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), bending and reaching.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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