Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri is seeking a qualified full-time Emergency Medicine Physician that will be assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff Service and will report to the Emergency Department Director. 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: Emergency Medicine Board eligible/certified. 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 (35 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; 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). ["This is an open continuous announcement, applicants will be referred as they are received. ABOUT HARRY S. TRUMAN VA MEDICAL CENTER, COLUMBIA, MO: Truman VA is 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and 30 miles from Jefferson City. We have 1,600 staff, provide care for 40,000 Veterans, and the VHA hospital complexity level is 1c. Truman VA operates 8 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics. Truman VA offers training in nursing, psychology, audiology, social work, dietetics, pharmacy, chaplaincy, health care administration, and optometry, as well as residency training in all major medical and surgical Subspecialties. Truman VA is a referral center for heart care services including open heart surgery. ABOUT OUR GREAT CITY: Columbia ranks #30 on the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com. Columbia is also ranked by Niche.com as #25 best city to live in America, #28 best city to buy a house, and #24 best city to raise a family. Columbia has 91 parks and 8 trails totaling 26 miles for walking, running, and biking, with a 30-mile loop addition in the works. Columbia's trail system connects to the 237-mile Katy trail crossing the state. Centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/ VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 Job Duties include but are not limited to: The incumbent will see patients triaged from walk in levels to critical. There are back up services available in surgery, psychiatry, and medical subspecialties. Patients will be admitted to the in-patient wards and care will be transferred to the admitting house staff services. Some shifts will require that the physician works alone, while others are staffed with more than one physician. The shifts will be variable, but 12 hours in length. The facility is fully computerized and computer skills are required. There is minimal administrative work, but the physician will be required to attend staff meetings, M&M's and complete some peer review evaluations. Time will be provided outside of assigned shifts to complete this work. Work Schedule: Variable tours of duty include weekends and holidays, which could be rotating tour of duty; will be discussed during the interview process."]
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.