The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, is seeking full-time, Emergency Physician to follow established guidelines, ethics, policies and protocols of the Emergency Department, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Emergency Department Physician functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. The Emergency Medicine Physician is charged with delivering the best possible care to our Veteran, Active Duty and their family member patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients. The Emergency Medicine Physician works within his or her privileges at all times and is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen. Assignment in the Emergency Department will cover all areas of patient care. The Emergency Department specialist is a physician who is qualified to diagnose and treat illnesses, conditions and injuries that span all areas of Medicine in the hospital emergency department. Duties include but are not limited to:
S/he must properly document an appropriate medical history and physical examination, all medications administered and prescribed, and all treatment, test and procedures ordered.
Must have the skill necessary to perform typical emergency department procedures and must be able to react quickly and make decisions in an atmosphere of crisis.
Must be able to multi task and pay attention to detail.
Must provide proper care for multiple patients who may arrive in the Emergency Department with more than one life threatening situation.
In cases of severe acute trauma or illness, the Emergency Physician stabilizes the patient by administering medications and conducting surgical procedures that alleviate the medical crisis and prepare the patient for further treatment in a medical or surgical acute care unit.
In cases of less severe illness or injury, provider may request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refers patients to specialists, as necessary.
Alternative or collateral duties may include, but are not limited to non-clinical functions pertaining to department meetings, chart reviews, and quality projects.
Work Schedule: The emergency department operates 24/7/365. The tours of duty are 12 hour clinical shifts (0630-1830, 0900-2100, and 1830-0630) covering the day and night hours. The chosen candidate must be willing to be flexible and cover colleagues in time of need.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens 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 allopathic 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 ofstudy 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 theSecretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
The preferred candidate should be emergency medicine residency trained and/or board certified in emergency medicine with clinical emergency medicine experience.
The physician must possess and maintain current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications.
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.
Resume Format: Please include information such as: the vacancy announcement number, position title and grade; how to contact you; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and full address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; and other information, such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of the experience. Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, you should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.
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 and mental status of individuals should enable them to perform all their duties under normal and emergent conditions. The applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and without hazard to self or others will encompass consideration of physical, mental, and emotional ability as related to realistic requirements for the duties and responsibilities to be assumed.The work requires exertions such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying light items in the direct care of patients.
Working Conditions:Work is performed in a setting involving regular and recurring exposure to infectious and contagious diseases, odors, and other risks which require special health and safety precautions.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
4. Copies of Licensure and any Board Certifications.
5. Copy of your MD Transcript (s) with degree conferred/degree awarded date.
6. Copy of your Residency Training Certificate(s).
7. If using Foreign Education, must submit a copy of Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
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 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 1968618
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.