The Emergency Department Deputy Chief helps to provide direct leadership, management and oversight for the Emergency Department (ED) and its staff, including physician and mid-level providers, as directed by the Section Chief in his/her absence. The incumbent will be responsible for the, but not limited to, the following duties:
- Supervising Emergency Medicine physicians and Emergency Department mid-level providers in clinical and assigned administrative duties.
- Direct and participate in quality improvement measures, system redesign projects, and ensures compliance with all quality projects/goals as directed by VA Executive Leadership.
- Participate with planning exercises related to EMS, trauma, and disaster preparedness.
- Assist with planning for and recruitment of medical staff for the ED.
- Coordinate with nursing leadership, the ED leadership team, and other members of the medical staff to ensure departmental performance is in compliance with local and national standards.
- Monitor physician/provider emergency department medical documentation and implement corrective action as needed.
- Perform yearly annual performance evaluations of ED providers.
- Provide direct patient care as a member of the ED, in conjunction with performing administrative duties.
- Maintain all clinical responsibility of EM physician.
The incumbent makes adjustments in long and short-term priorities, evaluating work performances, providing advise, counsel and mentorship, interviewing applicants for vacancies, recommending appointments, reassignments or disciplinary actions, identifying training needs, and evaluating overall work flow to improve efficiency and productivity.
Work Schedule: Six shift at 13 hours and 2 hours of administrative time per pay period.
Functional Statement Title: Emergency Medicine Physician
Basic 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.
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: You will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical at a VA Medical Center prior to your appointment with our facility.
This position is a random drug testing position.
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 *Other *Other Veterans Document *SF-50
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 1971019.
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