Physician (Chief Emergency Department)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Posted
Nov 14, 2020
Closes
Nov 14, 2021
Ref
2063432
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
The Chief of the Emergency Department section reports directly to the Chief of Medicine Service and operates equally in a clinical and administrative role.

Typical Duties Include:
  • Management and administration of the Emergency Department (ED) clinical services and ensuring that quality, safety, and appropriateness of emergency care are continually monitored and evaluated and improved.
  • Recruiting and retaining well qualified ED physicians, and recruiting and maintaining sufficient staff to provide night/weekend and holiday coverage 24/7/365.
  • Serving as ED liaison with hospital administration, medical staff and local EMS agencies
  • Supervise ED providers (physician and APPs) and ensure compliance of with VA and hospital rules and regulations .
  • Work closely with ED staff who are aligned under other departments such as Nursing and administrative staff
  • Participate in VISN 4 Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine leader group
  • Ensure the operation of the ED is guided by well-established national guidelines and local policies and procedures.
Work Schedule:Typical tour of duty is expected to be 0800 - 1630 with intermittent shift work possible. Intermittent shifts that may be expected include 0700-1900, 0900-2100, 1900-0700 and 2100-0900.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized:This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and 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.

Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Reasons to work for the VA:
Pay:Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off:Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement:Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance:Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
Incentives:Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt.
Licensure:1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
CME:Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice:Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract:No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
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Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position if Veteran needs arise; however, you will be compensated per VA regulations.Supervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
15Requirements
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 must meet the Basic Requirements below when applying or before the closing date of this announcement.

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.
Preferred Experience:Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty; Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, and quality and performance improvement.

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:As determined by the hiring service per VA Directive and 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:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized:This position is eligible for the Education Dept Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and 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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