The Syracuse VAMC is seeking Emergency Department Physicians for both Full Time and Part Time permanent hiring. This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP),The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinators can be reached at VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov. The emergency department physician is required to be board certified in either Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Emergency Medicine. It is preferred that the physician be EM certified. If not, the physician must have had prior experience in emergency medicine and be at least ACLS, BLS, and Conscious sedation certified. 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: Graduate of a 4-year residency training program in Emergency Medicine (or a 3-year program with one year of additional emergency medicine experience) and board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine. A broad background in emergency medicine, skill in performing clinical and procedural care including enacting ACLS, performing moderate sedation, and radiological and EKG interpretation Computer literacy Previous Emergency Department practice 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. Physical Requirements: Per the VA Directive and Handbook 5019, all applicants will be expected to pass and maintain the physical requirements established for this position and are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. ["JOB DUTIES: The physician will be seeing patients triaged from walk in levels to critical. There are back up services available in surgery, psychiatry, OB/GYN, and medical subspecialties. Patients will be admitted to the in-patient wards and care will be transferred to the admitting housestaff services. Some shifts will require that the physician works alone, while others are staffed with more than one physician. The shifts will be variable, but 12 hours in length. The facility is fully computerized and computer skills are required. There is minimal administrative work, but the physician will be required to attend staff meetings, M&M's and complete some peer review evaluations. Time will be provided outside of assigned shifts to complete this work. 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 PHYSICIAN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: The duties of this position include but are not limited to: Provide evaluation and treatment consistent with hospital policy to ill and injured veterans presenting to the Emergency Department Refer to specialty care when a higher level of evaluation and care is needed Document details of the patient visit in EDIS (Emergency Department Integrated Software) and clinical evaluation and treatment of the patient in the patient record (Computerized Patient Record System). Disposition patients (discharge home, refer to specialty clinic, admission) in a timely and organized manner Demonstrate flexibility in working a rotating schedule which may include 10-12 hour shifts on nights, weekends, and occasionally holidays and weekdays. Maintain appropriate training, skills, and credentials to include Medical License, Board Certification, BLS, ACLS, minor procedures, airway management, and other training as required by the VA Supervise mid-level providers (PA/NP) who provide patient care in the Emergency Department Participate in administrative duties including peer review, hospital committees, performance improvement and other duties as assigned Promote continuity of care through communication (face to face, telephone, patient record) with other healthcare providers as appropriate Provide outstanding customer service, always maintaining professional behavior and attitude. The physician will report to the Emergency Department Section Chief. Work Schedule: Shifts may include off tour (nights, weekends and holidays) along with weekday shifts."]
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. The VA Martinsburg Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans at 8 locations serving western Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania, northwest Virginia, and West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. Primary Care services are offered at the following locations. Martinsburg WV, Hagerstown MD, Cumberland MD, Franklin WV, Harrisonburg VA, Petersburg WV and Winchester VA.
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.
Physicians interested in caring for our America's Veterans and their families, email Nicole.Carey@va.gov or call 304-620-4354.