The Emergency Department (ED) of the St. Louis VA Health Care System is currently seeking full-time physician Board Certified/Eligible in Emergency Medicine preferable, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Surgery. Staff ED physicians are responsible for providing medical screening examinations, establishing the plan of care, and appropriate disposition of patients presenting to the 14 bed ED with Medical, Surgical, and Behavioral Medicine diagnoses. Some of the duties include provision of care to veterans, facility employees, and visitors requiring humanitarian aid. The Emergency Department workload averages 2,450 visits per month. Daily emergency department visits range from 80 to 100+ patients a day with an average of 80/day .The department census includes emergent, urgent, non-urgent acuity levels and employee health visits. Prior ED experience is highly desired but not required. Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing assessment/examinations on encounters with all presenting patients
Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the ED evaluation
Provide attending physician oversight to residents/ mid-level providers; stabilize critically ill or injured patients
Admit, discharge patients from the ED with appropriate follow-up
Applicant should be willing to cover after-hour duties, including night calls, weekends and holidays and will be required to be available for back-up calls
The incumbent will take port in continuing medical education and quality assurance activities
The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required all the time in the incumbent's contact with patients, peers, and all other employees
Follow all the protocol and policies of the Emergency Department
Work Schedule: Rotating Schedule with rotating shifts and days off. Functional Statement Title/#: VA Handbook 5005, Chapter 2, Appendix G2
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens 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.
Preferred Experience: Highly qualified candidates should have BC/BE Emergency Medicine
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.
Physical requirements: include the following tasks which may be performed intermittently: lifting of up to 10 lbs., sitting (4 hours), standing (2 hours), walking (2 hours), bending/stooping (1 hour), twisting (1/2 hour), simple grasping (4 hours), fine manipulation (6 hours), reaching above the shoulder (1/2 hour), and operating machinery (1/2 hour).
For additional information on Physical Standards please see VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1981655.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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