If selected for this position, you will be the emergency physician evaluating and treating patients presenting for acute concerns in the Emergency Department. The majority of patients present for medical and psychiatric issues and minor trauma. You will be responsible for the initial evaluation (including the ordering of diagnostic tests), stabilization, and treatment (including consulting) of all patients presenting. The patient population includes adults and geriatric veterans. Shifts include day, evening, night, weekend, and holidays and range from 8 to 12 hours; you should expect to provide approximately 40 hours per week.
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicineor osteopathic medicine.
* Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, orCommonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Have completed a residency in Emergency Medicine (preferred). Those having completed a residency in internal medicine or family medicine may be considered if they possess significant emergency medicine experience.
Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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.
A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Other(VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required). Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1912497.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.