Physician - Emergency Medicine NTE 2 years

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 10/28/2019
Description Education and length of practice will be considered by a Market Pay Review in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Emergency Department, Philadelphia, PA. The nature of the work is emergency care: evaluation, stabilization and treatment of any patient/Veteran who presents with a request to be seen.Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

-Act as the physician on duty in managing patient care, flow, transfers and administrative duties as needed which may include decision to place the department on divert status.
-Uses their clinical expertise in determining need of stabilization, treatment, consultation, discharge, transfer or admission of patients who present for emergency care.
-Supervises and trains medical students, residents and other learners
-Involvement in quality management and patient safety
-Attends monthly ED staff meetings

Work Schedule: Days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays, 10 or 12 hour shifts depending on staffing coverage

Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit yoru application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/12/2019.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: A completed ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency, board eligible/certified in emergency medicine, with at least 2 years of clinical EM 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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

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