Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. America's Veterans need you! 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: The Emergency Department chief must be a Board Certified, Emergency Residency trained, Emergency physician with 2-3 years experience in emergency medicine and must maintain requirements of board certification. 1-2 years of administrative experience. Moderate knowledge in computer skills, specifically MS word and excel, and Power point. 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: Heavy lifting and carrying (45+ lbs); As needed -Straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing and reaching above shoulders, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeated bending, climbing using both legs and arms; use of fingers and both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13'-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work. ["PRINCIPAL CLINICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:\nThe Emergency Department chief will have clinical and administrative duties. Clinical Duties include performing direct patient care 50% of his time depending on department needs. All of the following are administrative duties that he/ she are required to perform. In coordination with Nursing and Administration makes recommendations to improve utilization of resources, services and staff. Assures that the quality, safety, and appropriateness of emergency patient care services are monitored and evaluated and that appropriate actions based on findings are taken. Provides and monitors continuing education, performance improvement and career development for Emergency Department staff. Establish a staff rewards system. Participates in planning activities within the Organization and the community of veterans and develops new programs to address veteran's health problems. Assures that the Department is adequately equipped and staffed for providing patient care. Takes charge of ED Quality Improvement, monitors and ensures the quality of care in the ED and participates in the hospital Emergency Management services. The Chief is responsible for monitoring the overall performance of the department to comply with the directives, recommendations and instructions of higher leadership as applicable to his / her department. The Chief is responsible to designate and authorize an acting chief to perform his functions when he/she is unavailable. In his absence the acting Chief who is a qualified physician designee is always readily available. Is responsible for performing and documenting all aspects of performance of subordinates, including, but not limited to: Focused provider Professional Evaluations (FPPE) Ongoing provider Professional Evaluations (OPE) Annual performance appraisals and performance pay determinations. Plan and conduct monthly Staff Meetings. Addresses and resolves all disputes within his/her department. Reports to service chief all issues and concerns related to the overall function of the department Agrees on attending leadership training and completing LMS learning modules, pertinent to his/her clinical and administrative function Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday with weekends and holidays. Work duties divided between clinical and administrative and is subject to change as section needs change. Financial Disclosure: Not Required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.