Job Title:Physician - Emergency Department
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:528D-13BK-184
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to
Wednesday, April 23, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Intermittent 8 hours -
|Few vacancies in the following location:|
Albany, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 880511
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
This vacancy will be used to fill multiple vacancies. The tour of duty is intermittent- the Emergency Medicine Physician will work on an "as needed" basis, not to exceed 8 hours per week, 0.2 FTEE. Permanent appointment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov.NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
be filled prior to the closing date.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this
vacancy. Applications will be reviewed
every two weeks. If filled prior to the
closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- BLS and ACLS certification Required
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Board Eligible/Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is located in the Emergency Department, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. It is an intermittent position, and the Emergency Medicine Physician will work on an "as needed basis". The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and 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 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.
Expected duty is covering either day or night shifts, willing to be flexible and cover colleagues in times of need. Assignment in the Emergency Department will cover all areas of patient care. Alternative or collateral duties may include, but are not limited to non-clinical functions pertaining to department meetings, chart reviews, and quality projects.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
- 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.
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine is required
- Current BLS/ACLS Certification required
Preferred Experience: Will consider FP or IM BE/BC with EM experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Emergency Department Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
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 review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.