Physician (Urgent Care)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Danville, Illinois
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 12, 2022
Ref
2071461
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be available

Primarily as an Urgent Care Physician, you will provide emergent medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining need for hospitalization at this facility or transferring the patient to another facility and performing minor procedures such as removal of foreign objects and suturing where indicated. In addition, you may be required

Secondarily as a Hospitalist (as staffing shortages or workload demands), you will provide care for acutely ill Veterans on our inpatient wards. Major duties as a Hospitalist include but are not limited to:
  • Admission, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, including consultation, of patients presenting with general medical complaints, diseases, and injuries.
  • Perform history and physical exams, form a differential diagnosis, order and interpret labs and other diagnostic tests such as plain films and EKGs.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans, order subspecialty consultations and provide appropriate follow-up care.
  • Supervise and mentor mid-level providers and residents working in the Acute Care Service.
  • Work with other specialists and primary care physicians.
  • Managing transfers into and out of the facility.
  • Completing Peer Reviews as assigned and Professional Practice Evaluation activities.
  • May need to cover Inpatient Wards and ICU as staffing needs arise or workload demands.
Work Schedule: Irregular Shift work between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
NoneRequirements
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.
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:Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family 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.

Physical Requirements:Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours; standing 4-8 hours; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; emotional and mental stability required.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.

Benefits

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