Physician (Emergency Medicine) - #440456
US Veterans Health Administration
Date: 09/15/2021 16:30 PM
City: Waterford Works, New Jersey
Salary: $108,645 - $348,000 / year
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full time physician to join our Emergency Medicine Dept. The ED physician is responsible for the provision of emergent and urgent care to Medical, Surgical and Behavioral Health patients.
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Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Variable shifts to include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Final clinical schedule will be determined by the needs of the ED and at the discretion of the Chief, Emergency Medicine to fulfill the needs of our Veterans.
Major duties and responsibilities:
Emergency Medicine Staff Physician
Act as the physician on duty in managing patient care, flow, transfers and administrative
duties as needed which may include decision to place the department on divert status.
Performs the following tasks during the ED visit:
Uses their clinical expertise in determining need of stabilization, treatment, consultation, discharge, transfer or admission of patients who present for emergency care.
May also perform the following as directed by Service Chief:
Supervises and trains medical students, residents and other learners
Involvement in quality management and patient safety
Attends monthly ED staff meetings
Attends additional meetings and educational opportunities with Service Chief approval
Supervisory Controls related to the position, including clinical and administrative
This physician reports to the Service Chief, Emergency Medicine.
The physician is responsible for evaluating and making clinical recommendations independently, and is considered an expert in the field. Use of consultants is at the discretion of the treating physician.
Customer Service Requirements:
Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and
treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful,
and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to
established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer
constructively and appropriately.
Age, Development, and Cultural Needs of Veterans Requirement:
Provides patient care/support, appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological
maturation needs of young adult (18-44 years old); middle adult (45-64 years old), and older
adult (65-older) patients. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/support
appropriate to the age of patients served in assigned service areas. Demonstrated knowledge of
changes associated with aging and ability to provide care/support based on age related factors.
Computer Security Requirement:
Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions
of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy,
and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or
unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to
computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in the computer access agreement
that the employee signs.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- Physicians, All Other
- Physicians, All Other
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
- 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.
Emergency Medicine residency required.
ABEM boarded in Emergency Medicine. Experience - 3 years, and ED experience for past 12 months.
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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies.
Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
- It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
- This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
- 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.
- Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
- Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or other supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Veterans' Preference Note: Preference eligible candidates and other Veterans will be given preference when qualification of candidates are approximately equal for Title 38 positions in VHA. When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must submit a C.V. and/or resume. Other documents may be requested later in the process if needed.
To apply for this position, you must submit a C.V. and/or resume.
Please note: Current Federal Employees applying as such to this announcement must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that area of consideration requirements claimed have been met and include your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. Competitive or Excepted). Please be aware that award SF-50's do not always include this pertinent information.
NOT REQUIRED (but may be submitted):
Other documents may be submitted as part of your application.
Other documents may be requested later in the process if needed.
VA Form 10-2850 can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (This document is not required as part of your application; however, selected applicants will be required to complete and submit this document at the time of tentative offer)
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S
Clarification from the agency
All qualified candidates encouraged to apply. Open to U.S. Citizens but non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. First area of consideration will be limited to Permanent employees of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and its associated CBOCs to include Career/Career Conditional or Excepted Service. This does not include temporary, term or temporary intermittent.