Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Medical Director, Emergency Department in Denver, Colorado

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Denver, CO
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1814985


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

The Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED), in collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Staff, the physician is responsible for oversight of the ED at the main medical center and provides leadership necessary to maintain an effective and productive workforce and ensures a continuous flow and exchange of information between employees. Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to: being sure that the ED schedules are appropriate, approving leave and time cards, addressing space issues, labor mapping for the people he/she supervises, and resolving conflicts as they arise. He/she will supervise the medical center based emergency department physicians as well as the urgent care NPs. The ED Medical Director exercises supervisory responsibilities such as planning and scheduling work, assuring that timely performance of a satisfactory amount and quality of work, providing clinical support in times of absences, giving advice, counsel, or instructions to individual employees on both clinical and administrative matters, appraising performance and recommending performance standards and ratings, approving leave, and effecting disciplinary measures. Additionally, assuring compliance with all related regulations and ECHCS policies pertaining to Emergency Medicine and Department of Veterans Affairs.


In addition, the physician is also responsible for all necessary administrative functions of the Emergency Department. The physician practices in the ED setting at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System at the expert level. The physician is academically and clinically prepared to be responsible for managing the full spectrum of emergency medicine patients. Emergency Medicine includes:

  • Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring outcome measures of healthcare problems of patients presenting with emergency medicine concerns.

  • A nonexclusive list includes the following: performing histories and physicals, initiating and adjusting therapeutic regiments, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults to specialty services as appropriate, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with policy.

  • Physicians have been granted clinical privileges by the Medical Staff

  • The physician will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of ECHCS veterans. Computer skills are essential as the ECHCS is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults.

  • The Emergency Medicine Physician will be required to lead staff meetings and complete peer review evaluations. Scope: Emergency Medicine 60%, Administration: 40%.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship. Must be a citizen of the United States.

English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure. 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.

Board Certification. Must be board eligible/board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.

First Year Residency (Internship). Completed a first year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

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.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: *light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 1 hour, standing 2 hours, mostly sitting, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $120,000.00 to $365,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452096400

Job Announcement Number: EC-17-CSW-1814985