The Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (HVAMC) is a Level 2 facility; the Emergency Department (ED) provides care to both ambulatory and critically ill patients. The work to be performed must be provided by a physician who is certified by either American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine. Physician must be qualified to diagnose, treat, stabilize and manage patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. Physician must have an unrestricted medical license and be ACLS Certified. Director will provide oversight to the day to day operations of the ED to ensure adequate physician staffing and patient flow.
-Board Certification Highly Preferred: American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Board Certified (preferred) or board eligible in Emergency Medicine.
-Successfully completed a fellowship training program in Emergency Medicine and Board eligible or certified (preferred).
CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES (75% of time)
-Provide direct patient care specific to subspecialty in the inpatient and ambulatory clinic settings.
-Provide timely screening and resolution of consultations from other disciplines in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
-Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions specific to subspecialty including endoscopic procedures to units/programs in the Medical Center to which they are assigned and have clinical privileges to practice including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management.
-Order diagnostic tests and discriminate between normal and abnormal findings and makes appropriate treatment decisions.
-Documentation of care in the medical record in keeping with the bylaws of the Medical Center.
Provide supervisory oversight residents, fellows, medical students, NP/PA students, as appropriate, who are assigned to Medical Service.
-Provide supervisory oversight of the clinical care on the inpatient service and ambulatory clinic of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants as appropriate.
-Participates effectively in team meetings and treatment planning conferences, and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
-Provide weekend and holiday coverage of the medical inpatient service in rotation at a frequency determined by the Chief of Medicine or Chief of Staff.
-Ensures the practice of medicine is consistent with Joint Commission, CARF, VA policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, VISN standards, national statutes and regulations, medical record documentation, mandatory continuing education, and HIPPA policies.
-Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff within clinical privileges to meet the needs of the organization.
ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES (25% of time)
-Supervisory responsibility of various disciplines to include, administrative staff, and other disciplines as assigned.
-The Assistant Chief will be responsible for leave approval, time and attendance, completing performance appraisals and intervening in labor negotiations.
-Primarily responsible for covering in the absence of the Chief of the Service and will be responsible for carrying on the service and making administrative and clinical decisions as necessary.
-Act as Clinical Champion for performance improvement activities to ensure service compliance with critical measures and monitors.
-Responsible for multiple activities including access to care, encounter completion, and customer satisfaction.
-Perform chart reviews as part of Peer Reviews, Quality measures and monitors, and in preparation to congressional inquiries.
-Serve as Service level Patient Advocate with goal of service recovery.
-Participate actively in delivering in-services training for medical center disciplines and services, in teaching of medical residents, medical students and fellows and; in supporting an environment that promotes excellence in health care and encourages continual learning.
-The Assistant Chief will participate in labor Management Process to provided conflict resolution.
-The Assistant Chief will be assigned special projects based on individual competence and is responsible for all other duties as assigned based on organizational needs.
-Assistant Chief of Medical Service is responsible to the Chief of Medical
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm (Monday-Friday)
Functional Statement Title/#: Assistant Chief-Medicine ServiceBasic Requirements:
- Citizenship: United States Citizen
- Education: 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.
Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript(s) to verify education.
- Licensure and Registration: Physicians (Except Residents)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.
- Residents: Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Physical Standards: Physical requirements outlined below. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
- English Language Proficiency:Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through NationalService 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: All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required. In the process of providing patient care, the work involves regular and recurring periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, pulling, lifting, reaching and carrying. Manual dexterity is required to operate medical equipment and perform activities such astreatments and computerized medical record documentation.
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:
*Other Veterans Document
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.
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 1918134.
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.