The Veteran Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) in East Orange, New Jersey is seeking a full-time attending staff physician to serve in the EmergencyService. The EmergencyService physician is responsible for providing quality care to patients presenting to the East Orange VA Medical Center Emergency Department during shifts which include nights, weekends and holidays.
Preferred experience includes working in an Emergency Department, emergency medicine research and publications, and experience in an academic facility. The candidate must have proven clinical excellence, and the ability to promote staff excellence. The Emergency Physician should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, a record of promoting customer satisfaction, and working cooperatively with staff to provide prompt and expert care to emergency patients and their families.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time with flexible tours.
a. Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part).
b. 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 an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduated not covered in (1) or (2) 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.
c. Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
- Board certified in Emergency Medicine
- BLS/ACLS certified
- Emergency Medicine research and publications
- Experience in an academic facility
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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledgeand 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.
Physical Requirements: Physical Standards/Requirements: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
Physician must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position. This would include the following: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking 6 hours; sitting 8 hours; use of both eyes; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); and mental and emotional stability.
The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients, contaminated materials, and patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, and be able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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/applicable for all applicants:
- Cover Letter
- Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for yourapplication, 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 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 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 toreview and track the status of your application. If you are unable toapply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to youronline application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1955916.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax thepaper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in your being found ineligible.
VA New Jersey Health Care System Employees Only:
If you cannot submit your application using one of the options listed above, you may personally submit by hand your application package to:
VA New Jersey Health Care System
Human Resources (05LY)
151 Knollcroft Road, Building 1, 3rd Floor
Lyons, NJ 07939
Phone: 908-647-0180 ext. 5433
PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR MAIL ANY APPLICATION PACKAGES TO VA NJ HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (THESE PACKAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).