Position Title: Emergency Department (ED) physician or Medical Officer of the Day (MOD). Service: The Emergency Department operates under the auspices of the Primary Care Service Line but its operations are uniquely Emergency Medicine. 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. Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform all activities of the position without restriction. This position may involve standing, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning. The work may involve going up and down flights of stairs. 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 ["Duties and Responsibilities-Clinical: Provide direct patient care in the emergency room. Respond to Code Blue, Code Red and Rapid response calls as identified in facility policy. Provide inpatient coverage to areas identified by policy. Respond to disaster events as part of the emergency management response system. Maintain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), educational requirements, and proficiency in Core requirements for work in the emergency room. Provide supervision to medical student or residents rotating through the emergency room when applicable. Administrative: Attend to committee or conference meetings as required. Provide administrative supervision over the ED when required. Participate in a peer review process for the ED and the facility. Be responsible in maintaining all the certifications and educational requirements to work in the ED. Position Function: The MOD will be fully qualified and certified to function in both a clinical and administrative role and in accordance with the guidelines and policies of the Salisbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The main focus (95%) will be to provide evaluation, stabilization, and disposition of patients seen in the Emergency Room. The MOD may also be involved in ongoing performance improvement activities such as peer review, committee participation, teaching of medical students or residents, and working to improve the overall efficiency of the Emergency Department flow and function. The MOD will work as a team with nursing and ancillary staff in providing patient care. Salary: To be determined through standard hospital pay panels.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: The Emergency Department is a 24/7 operation. The incumbent will work various shifts, usually 8-to-12-hour duration with total hours approximated to 40 hours per 2 weeks' pay period. There may be occasions where coverage is spread out over the monthly schedule as needed to provide patient coverage on an irregular basis."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.