The Medical Director for Acute Care is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Urgent Care, the Hospitalists, and Medical Officers of the Day (approximately 5 physicians in this pool). He/she must establish a culture of quality and safety within these areas and ensure that quality, safety, and appropriateness of acute care are continually monitored and evaluated.
The Medical Director for Acute Care is the lead physician in Urgent Care, with additional coverage provided by Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and the MOD team. The Medical Officers of the Day (MOD) cover Urgent Care and the Hospital Unit during nights and weekends, and other day-time hours as scheduling permits. The MODs must also respond to emergencies throughout the medical center, including in the Community Living Centers (CLC) during nights and weekends. The Medical Director for Acute Care is responsible for directing and coordinating medical care on these units and among these work groups, as well as for supervising other physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who work on the units. The Medial Director for Acute Care is responsible for participating in the creation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for clinical care, treatment, services, and processes on the unit; ensuring direct reports receive required training and orientation; participation in the selection of new medical staff for Acute Care units; monitoring the performance of medical services in Acute Care; understanding the policies and programs of oversight organizations that affect Acute Care units; and maintain intimate familiarity and knowledge on Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS) and the Emergency Medicine Management Tool (EMMT).
Work Schedule:8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: PhysicianBasic Requirements:
- Citizenship of the United States. Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
*Be certified in Emergency Medicine or possess another board certification, experience, and a knowledge base of Emergency Medicine.
*Experience and competence in management and administration of clinical services in an Urgent Care Center or an Emergency Department.
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. Physical Requirements:?, Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
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.
This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 - See Link Below)
*Other Veterans Document
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1936905.
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.