Chief of Emergency Department (Physician)

Department of Veterans Affairs
New York, New York
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
Duties will be performed in both the Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care settings. The Chief of the ED is responsible for the administrative coordination of all emergency and ambulatory care activities at this NYHHCS. He/she is also responsible for:
- Strategic planning for the establishment of care models that promote wellness and health maintenance, clinical excellence, predictability, patient satisfaction and cost efficiency and effectiveness
- Advancing the objectives of continuously improving patient care and promoting research and medical education
- Effective management in periods of crisis or change
- Achieving defined and measurable objectives within the ED
- Collaborating and partnering with other health care providers within the Medical Center and across campuses
- Recruitment of clinical staff
- Development of new programs of excellence and strengthening those that already exist

- Admissions to ER observation unit for diagnosis/treatment
- Admissions to inpatient services
- Discharges of stable patients from ER after ensuring follow-up care
- Referrals of patients to outpatient clinic for further treatment

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4pm, subject to change based on the needs of the facility.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
    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
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:
  • 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.
  • Board Certification required for this position.
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:Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), straight pulling (.5 hr), pushing (.5 hr), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (2.5 hrs), standing (5 hrs), repeated bending, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted). Please see VA Directives and VA Handbook 5019.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:

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) - This position may be eligible for EDRP, a student loan reimbursement program. Please consult with the Human Resources point-of-contact listed in the "How to apply" section of this job announcement to verify EDRP eligibility. If selected for this position you must submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment services Office.


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