The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Emergency Department). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not Authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties and Responsibilities: - Provides direct care to patients in the Emergency Department. - Provides clinical guidance to ARNP's/PA's. - Prescribes appropriate treatments, initiates appropriate work up to determine diagnoses, properly admits and/ or discharges patients based on evaluation, orders appropriate consultations as needed for care. - Evaluates the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status and addresses changes in a timely manner. - Assists patients in coordinating continued care after the ER visit by referrals to specialty care/ primary care for follow up. - Participates in interdisciplinary team activities to achieve optimum quality of patient care that us maintained or improved. - Participates in the progressive improvement of the service delivery which may include programmatic participation in initiatives within the facility. - Serves on service level and/ or facility committees as needed and participating in the facility peer review program. - Takes an active role in education and in the evaluation of the patient, deciding treatment/care options along with documenting in the Computerized Patient Record System(CPRS) as well as the use of the Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS). - Although on-call hours are seldom, staff physician shall be available for emergency interventions. - Staff within Emergency Medicine are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They Participate in various hospital committees, departmental and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the department and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through the peer review process. - Actively participates in compliance readiness activities as requested by Quality Management, ER Director and the ACOS Medicine. - Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Negotiable (80 hours total per pay period), may be variable tour, and rotating shifts may apply. Night/Weekend/Holiday on-call by rotation. Work Schedule subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center.
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