Physician - Emergency Department
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- emergent intake, patient assessment, patient history, physical examinations, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, emergent resuscitation, and management of difficult airways.
- The Physician interprets ECGs and selected radiographic tests; performs invasive procedures for which incumbent is credentialed; initiates consults as well as referrals after discharge from the Emergency Department, and prescribes medications/supplies in accordance with VA policy and VA formulary and State regulations.
- Perform assessments/examinations on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and new patients.
- Coordinate patient treatment plans (involve Primary Care and specialists as appropriate).
- Order appropriate diagnostic tests as necessary to complete the evaluation.
- Admit patients to the hospital or discharge them from the ED with appropriate follow-up.
- Perform medication reconciliation with all ED discharged patients.
- Participate in Quality Assurance, chart reviews, and support applicable ED performance measures.
- Coordinate patient care with consultants as deemed appropriate.
- Provide physician oversight to nursing staff and other mid-level staff members.
- Attend physician staff meetings
- The selectee must demonstrate continuing effort to keep abreast of new medical developments and medical literature, and must meet facility and licensing requirements for continuing medical education (CME).
- Follow the processes established by the Section Chief of ED, guidelines, MCM and policies of VHA
- Provide effective delivery of outpatient care while meeting and exceeding compliance standards.
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Malpractice:Physician are covered under the Tort Claims Protection Act.
Paid Time Off:8 hours Annual Leave accrued per biweekly pay period; 4 hours Sick Leave accrued per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays.
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.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Education: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. - For foreign medical graduates not covered in 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: 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.
- Residency: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.ORNon-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States, which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to a
- English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Must be board certified or eligible in Emergency Medicine.
- At least two years of Emergency Department practice experience.
- Must have American BLS and ACLS Certifications.
Physical Requirements:The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.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.
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