The ER Medical Director will be responsible for the management and care provided in the ER. These duties include clinical oversight for the clinical operations of the ER and review of day to day operations. The ED Director is also responsible for oversight of the Employee/Occupational Health Department. Health provider and will complete the performance appraisals of the physicians and Physician Assistants and/or Nurse Practitioners. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board eligible/certified in Emergency Medicine 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: Periods of long, standing. Occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Long periods of sitting at a computer station. The need for high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on patient status. ["- The ER Medical Director will maintain all clinical responsibilities. This position will consume approximately .5FTEE - the remainder of the time will be clinical. - The ER Medical Director is expected to participate in patient care activities and other committees/boards impacting patient care to include the Primary Care Executive Committee. - The Physician leader is responsible for reporting any incidents, concerns, etc. to the P&SM SL management team. - Holds an ER monthly meeting and ensures concerns, new policies, and other business are discussed and any issues are brought to the attention of the service line leadership. Insures that information is disseminated to all other ER providers staff and fee basis. - Works collaboratively with P&SM SL leaders to ensure VISN-wide Service Line policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans and initiatives are communicated to staff and implemented. - Is responsible for developing and maintaining staff contingency plans to rapidly mobilize additional staff in cases where patient care demands exceed the current available physician staffing resources. - He/she must be knowledgeable about EMS operations and local/regional EMS network. - Represent or appoint a representative to serve as the VA medical facility liaison on the regional and local community EMS committees whenever possible, including participation in emergency preparedness activities. - Seeks and enhances opportunities to promote and strengthen VISN 23's goal of creating an integrated delivery system with Service Line structure. Clearly articulates this concept to staff and is held responsible for ensuring its implementation with the goal on improving care for patients within the VISN. - Reviews, interprets and effectively utilizes performance reports, benchmark data, budget cost/expenditure documents, staffing and other reports in decision-making. Has basic understanding of managed care practices, including health care finance, billing, coding and documentation. Knowledge, ability and willingness to use and promote the wide dissemination among clinical staff of current automated technology for HIS, patient data tracking, patient orders, etc. - Be intimately familiar and knowledgeable with EDIS (Emergency Dept Info System) and the EMMT (Emergency Med Mgmt Tool) and establish culture of quality and safety within the facility. - Contributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of relations with internal and external entities including but not limited to: medical and nursing schools, local public and private health care entities, colleagues in other Patient Service Lines and Integrated Service lines such as Information Technology, Laboratory and Business Office, labor, VISN and VHA task forces, decision-making, and policy development bodies. - Participates in P&SM SL Strategic planning - May participate on Service Line or inter-Service Line task forces or committees. Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees. - Coaches, mentors, supervises, and evaluates ER provider performance. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 8:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.