Physician (Emergency Room Nocturnist)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Salem, Virginia
Posted
May 13, 2020
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
2041135
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Work Schedule:Full time
Tour of Duty:Approximately 2/3 tour nocturnist; 1/3 tour day shift
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

INCENTIVE
Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP):This position is eligible for Education Debt Repayment Plan (EDRP) based upon the availability of funds. Award amounts is determined after review of complete EDRP application and supporting documentation. Final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official verifies EDRP.

The duties and responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to the following:
* Provides quality patient-centered patient care to presenting adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ as assigned by Chief, Medical Service; stabilizes presenting patients under the age of 18 as required prior to transfer to an appropriate site of care.
* Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management.
* Admit patients to the hospital after consultation with the appropriate service physician or discharge them from the ED with appropriate follow-up.
* Exhibits leadership in suggesting, and, with approval by the Chief, Emergency Department, instituting changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and finding from research and studies.
* Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal.
* Stabilize all critically ill or injured patients.
* Participates in the formal education of the residents, fellows and medical students by presenting teaching rounds, lectures, conferences, etc.
* Provides guidance and support to the nurse practitioners &/or Physician assistants assigned to Medical Service.
* Revises work schedules and assignments on short notice to meet frequent, abrupt, and unpredictable changes in prescribed workloads and deadlines.
* Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Quality Assurance & Management; chart reviews; ED performance measure reviews; and the like.

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
None* Job family (Series)
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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; 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
Qualifications
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
* Citizenship:Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
* Education:Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The 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.

* Licensure and Registration.Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
* (1)Impaired Licensure.A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
* (2)Waiver of Licensure.Licensure requirements may be waived by the Under Secretary fr Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic, or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations. In addition, the facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country. (See section B, chapter 3, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)

* Residency Training.Physicians must have completed 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.

* English Language Proficiency.Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
GRADE DETERMINATIONS:(select as appropriate for the position)
* Staff Physician:None beyond the basic requirements. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed and accredited residency and or Possess experience with has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized function and procedures with our supervision. Staff physicians may also include attending who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs and consults who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine.
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.

Preferred Experience:
* Board certified/board eligible EM, FM or IM
* Recent experience in emergency medicine
Physical requirements:
The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting; prolonged standing and sitting; frequent bending; walking (distance); climbing; reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive); repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall; reasoning; problem-solving; hearing; speaking clearly; writing legibly; reading; logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to

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