Physician-Emergency Department

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Wilkes Barre, PA

Posted Date 8/05/2019
Description Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is hiring Emergency Department Physicians. These positions are located within the Medical Service.

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the EDRP Coordinator for additional information

This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will first be reviewed on August 22, 2019. Future applicants will be reviewed on a biweekly basis.
This is an intermediate level emergency department. No trauma, obstetrics or pediatric cases are seen here. These cases are transferred out to a tertiary care facility. Responsibilities include providing medical examinations, establishing a plan of care and appropriate disposition of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with Medical, Surgical, and Behavioral medicine diagnoses. The ED workload averages 900 visits per month. The department census includes emergent, urgent, non-urgent acuity levels and employee health visits. The MOD in addition to directing the care of all patients presenting to the ED will provide supervision of residents and mid-level practitioners.

Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts with total 80 hours per pay period of duty hours. Rotating shifts (weekends, nights, holidays included).

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/02/2020.
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: Board Eligible/Board Certified Emergency Medicine preferred. If Internal Medicine or Family Practice Board Eligible/Board Eligible/Board Certified then 2 years of recent ER experience preferred

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 preform 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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