The Detroit VA Medical Center is Seeking a Chief Physician for the Emergency Department. You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. America's Veterans need you! 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: The Emergency Department chief must be a Board Certified, Emergency Residency trained, Emergency physician with 2-3 years experience in emergency medicine and must maintain requirements of board certification. 1-2 years of administrative experience. Moderate knowledge in computer skills, specifically MS word and excel, and Power point. 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 and carrying (45+ lbs); As needed -Straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing and reaching above shoulders, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeated bending, climbing using both legs and arms; use of fingers and both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13'-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work. ["**THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS ANNOUNCMENT MAY CLOSE SOONER THAN POSTED DATE. **Resumes/Questionnaires received in USA Staffing in response to this announcement will be maintained in the USA Staffing job file. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service. **The initial cut off of eligible applicants will be 03/10/2023. Subsequent cut-off dates will be the 7th of each month or as needed. The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled. ** PRINCIPAL CLINICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES: The Emergency Department chief will have clinical and administrative duties. Clinical Duties include performing direct patient care 50% of his time depending on department needs. All of the following are administrative duties that he/ she are required to perform. In coordination with Nursing and Administration makes recommendations to improve utilization of resources, services and staff. Assures that the quality, safety, and appropriateness of emergency patient care services are monitored and evaluated and that appropriate actions based on findings are taken. Provides and monitors continuing education, performance improvement and career development for Emergency Department staff. Establish a staff rewards system. Participates in planning activities within the Organization and the community of veterans and develops new programs to address veteran's health problems. Assures that the Department is adequately equipped and staffed for providing patient care. Takes charge of ED Quality Improvement, monitors and ensures the quality of care in the ED and participates in the hospital Emergency Management services. The Chief is responsible for monitoring the overall performance of the department to comply with the directives, recommendations and instructions of higher leadership as applicable to his / her department. The Chief is responsible to designate and authorize an acting chief to perform his functions when he/she is unavailable. In his absence the acting Chief who is a qualified physician designee is always readily available. Is responsible for performing and documenting all aspects of performance of subordinates, including, but not limited to: Focused provider Professional Evaluations (FPPE) Ongoing provider Professional Evaluations (OPE) Annual performance appraisals and performance pay determinations. Plan and conduct monthly Staff Meetings. Addresses and resolves all disputes within his/her department. Reports to service chief all issues and concerns related to the overall function of the department Agrees on attending leadership training and completing LMS learning modules, pertinent to his/her clinical and administrative function Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday with weekends and holidays. Work duties divided between clinical and administrative and is subject to change as section needs change. Financial Disclosure: Not Required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): No Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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