This position is located in the Emergency Department, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Medical Center. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Emergency Department, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Emergency Department physician functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.
* The Emergency Medicine Physician is charged with delivering the best possible care to our Veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients.
* The Emergency Medicine Physician works within his or her privileges at all times.
* The Emergency Medicine Physician is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.
* Alternative or collateral duties may include, but not all inclusive, non-clinical functions pertaining to department meetings, chart reviews and quality projects.
* Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but may be assigned in the course of employment in response to new initiatives.
* The Emergency Medicine Physician will be expected to add his or her special skills to the department.
* The Emergency Medicine Physician exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.
* Expected duty is 10-12 hour shifts covering either the day or night. Willing to be flexible and cover colleagues in times of need. Assignment in the Emergency Department will cover all areas of patient care. In addition, physician will be asked to supervise Mid-Level Providers (PA/NP) who offer additional Department coverage.
* Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
* All VA requirements must be met on a timely basisBasic Requirements:
- 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.
- Possess and maintain current BLS certification and ACLS certification
Preferred Experience:Trained/Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, or,Trained/Board Certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine with extensive Emergency Medicine experience.
Physical Requirements: Thephysicianshould be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to4 hours)walking (up to 2 hours),heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
NOTE: Completing and uploading the VA Form 10-2850 Physician Application, with your CV will greatly reduce hiring time.
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 1906111.
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.