This is a full-time position at the VA Montana Health Care System (VA MT HCS), Fort Harrison. The Emergency Medicine physician is responsible for maintaining professional and technical competencies and skill to deliver effective, timely and high quality medical care to patients seeking emergency care at VA MT HCS as well as assist emergency care throughout the hospital, when required in response to major medical emergencies or disasters.
* Evaluate, manage, and treat all patients who seek emergency care, consistent with delineated clinical privileges
* Maintain continuing medical education and required certifications, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
* Comply with policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support Emergency Medicine operations.
* Support all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position.
* Participate in the Rapid Response Team and Code blue Team per hospital policy.
* Assist in the appropriate transfer of patients.
* Request specialty care consultation as appropriate.
* Participate in the educational programs for the Emergency Medicine personnel as well as the medical staff.
* Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care.
* Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.
* Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
* Attend Emergency Medicine Staff meetings and the All Medical Staff meetings.
* Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
* Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments as determined by Chief of Emergency Medicine.
* Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Emergency Medicine.
Work Schedule: Compressed schedule with varying shift lengths including weekends and holidays.
Functional Statement/Scope of PracticeTitle/#: Physician/Emergency Medicine/05201
Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens 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.
Board Certification or Board Eligible.
Current BLS and ACLS certification
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:?, This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching at and above the shoulders, use of both hands and fingers, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, and repeated bending. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, adequate hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability required. 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 *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other *SF-50 *Transcript
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 1966663.
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.