Physician - Virtual Care Chief (Emergency Department)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 654502100
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more 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. Preferred Experience: Board certified (BC) or board eligible (BE) in Emergency Medicine (ABEM or AOBEM only) is highly preferred or BC in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). ["The City of Fayetteville would like to welcome you to our All-American City. The City of Fayetteville is a thriving community located in the Sandhills region of southeastern North Carolina and is the seat of Cumberland County. We have everything you would expect from a big city--world-renowned museums, incredible event venues, chic boutiques, and international dining options--but we are also rich in those places that evoke a feeling of home. State highways link the city to the beaches along the southeast coast (about 1.5 hours) and to the mountains in the west (about 4.5 hours). For more information on the Fayetteville and the surrounding area, visit:\nhttps://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/ https://www.fayettevillenc.gov/ The Fayetteville VA Medical Center is seeking a physician to serve as the Chief, of the Virtual Care Section. The Fayetteville VA Medical Center Emergency Department provides care to approximately 28,000 patients per year. Patients seen have a wide range of medical problems, with the exclusion of major Trauma. The position is assigned under the Emergency Department Service (EDS), and is a supervisory position. The incumbent will be responsible for all duties, scope, vision, staffing, hiring actions, execution, quality metrics, regulation compliance and development of the Virtual Care section. This includes detailed data analysis, short- and long-term planning, strategic growth and execution, working with partner services / community services, quality reviews, etc. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available to highly qualified candidates\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible candidates may apply\nEDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent is responsible for the daily administrative and clinical operations of the Emergency Department and reports to the EDS. The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, admit, evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education and quality assurance activities. The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is always required in the incumbents contact with patients, peers and all other employees. The ED physician is expected to report out/in at each change of shift with the other ED physician for a hand-off of patient care. This hand-off must include a report of patient conditions, special instructions, etc. Written hand off is encouraged. Must be available for \"on call\" as identified on the published schedule. \"On call\" is defined as the ability to be on station within one hour. On call ED physician will provide coverage for the primary ED physician if they are unable to work their assigned tour of duty. On call duties are typically divided among all available providers for the rotation. Shifts are subject to change to ensure efficient use of medical center resources and appropriate levels of care are maintained. Physicians may be assigned duty as a supervising or collaborating physician for a mid-level provider. Physicians are expected to provide clinical oversight and review. Supervising or collaborating responsibilities and performance will be noted in the physician's performance evaluation. Special Assignment/Duties: All Emergency Medicine physicians will be assigned administrative duties. For example, committee representation. These will be adjusted to the needs of the enterprise. Work Schedule: 24/7 Shift Work Scheduling which encompasses proportional day, evening, night shift and holidays as dictated"]
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.