Physician - Medical Director Acute Medicine
Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
$186,000 to $230,000
05/29/2017 to 04/10/2018
The Medical Director for Acute Care is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Urgent Care, the Hospitalists, and Medical Officers of the Day (approximately 5 physicians in this pool). He/she must establish a culture of quality and safety within these areas and ensure that quality, safety, and appropriateness of acute care are continually monitored and evaluated.
The Medical Director for Acute Care is the lead physician in Urgent Care, with additional coverage provided by Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and the MOD team. The Medical Officers of the Day (MOD) cover Urgent Care and the Hospital Unit during nights and weekends, and other day-time hours as scheduling permits. The MODs must also respond to emergencies throughout the medical center, including in the Community Living Centers (CLC) during nights and weekends. The Medical Director for Acute Care is responsible for directing and coordinating medical care on these units and among these work groups, as well as for supervising other physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who work on the units. The Medial Director for Acute Care is responsible for participating in the creation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for clinical care, treatment, services, and processes on the unit; ensuring direct reports receive required training and orientation; participation in the selection of new medical staff for Acute Care units; monitoring the performance of medical services in Acute Care; understanding the policies and programs of oversight organizations that affect Acute Care units; and maintain intimate familiarity and knowledge on Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS) and the Emergency Medicine Management Tool (EMMT).
Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Citizenship of the United States. Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
· Be certified in Emergency Medicine or possess another board certification, experience, and a knowledge base of Emergency Medicine.
· Experience and competence in management and administration of clinical services in an Urgent Care Center or an Emergency Department.
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. 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.
:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
This position is not required to file a financial disclosure report.
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below). You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Lisa.Doherty@va.gov
To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to received consideration.
1.To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2.Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your application, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
AddressVHA VISN 12 VISN 12 Great Lakes Human Resources Honey Creek Three Milwaukee WI
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