Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Emergency Department) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Pittsburgh, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 11/6/2015 (350 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (11 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1541788
Join us for an exciting career at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System where serving Veterans and their families is our passion! With over 583 beds spread across two sitesUniversity Drive division and H.J. Heinz III Progressive Care Centerwe offer innovative and compassionate care to Veterans in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Our patient focused approach allows our providers to practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced.VA physicians work with an interdisciplinary care team to deliver state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical technologies. Learn more about VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, at www.pittsburgh.va.gov. Pittsburgh offers all the perks of a bustling metropolitan cityprofessional sports, a dynamic cultural scene, well known universities, and a celebrated melting pot of ethnicitieswithout sacrificing the neighborly warmth of small-town America. Pittsburgh is consistently ranked as one of Forbes magazine "Most Livable Cities." Learn more at, www.visitpittsburgh.com.
* 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.
The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
VA Pittsburgh is recruiting for a full-time Emergency Department (ED) Physician to provide Mid-Level Provider coverage in our sixteen-bed, Level 1 Emergency Department, which provides 24/7 care for over 25,000 annual visits by our Veteran patients with medical and psychological healthcare issues, including mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and domestic abuse issues. The ED has 24 hour access to a cardiac catheterization lab for patients with ACS, and is also a limited stroke facility.
This announcement establishes an open continuous announcement of eligible applicants to be considered for a future vacancy this position. The "What Happens Next" area of the announcement provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement.
Work Schedule:Full Time - Clinical schedule will be determined by the needs of the ED and at the discretion of the Supervising ED Medical Director.
* Work Location:* University Drive Campus
* Bargaining Unit:* This is a Non-Bargaining Unit Position
*Education Debt Reduction Program: *The applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
Relocation Expenses: No
* Recruitment Incentives:* No
* Telework Eligible:* No
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) operates a sixteen-bed, Level 1 Emergency Department (ED), with Mid-Level Provider coverage, which provides 24/7 care for over 25,000 annual visits by our veteran patients with medical and psychological healthcare issues, including mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and domestic abuse issues. The ED has 24 hour access to a cardiac catheterization lab for patients with ACS, and is also a limited stroke facility. ED Physicians report to the Emergency Department medical director. ED staff work directly with the ED nursing, administrative staff, social workers, and the administrative officer. Additional duties include compliance with all medical center policies and procedures, participation on medical center committees, annual performance evaluations, scheduling for the medical staff, and setting the course for long-term development of the ED.
As an Emergency Department Physician you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Perform assessments/examinations on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and new patients.
- Coordinate patient treatment plan (involve specialists as appropriate.
- Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation.
- Provide physician oversight to ED nurses and other ED mid-levels.
- Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
- Participate on committees of the Medical staff.
- Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings.
- Recommend patients for hospital admissions.
After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position. Referrals of qualified candidates will be made to the selecting official each month through the closing date of the announcement.
Please note, if a highly qualified candidate is identified before the closing date of the announcement, the announcement will close prior to the closing date.
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must possess a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken english.
* Basic Requirements:*
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine
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.
* 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in theAssociation of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American OsteopathicAssociation for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State,Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbiaas qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Foreign Education Requirements: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you mustshow proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and sucheducation has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventionalU.S. education programs.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by theU.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications(particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore,applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accreditedby accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmlAll education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agencyaccordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualificationrequirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with yourtranscript in order to receive credit for that education.
* Physical Requirements:* Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician, under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm
What To Expect Next
Applications will be reviewed throughout the open period of this job vacancy announcement. All applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager. The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on December 4, 2015. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled. Referred applicants may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview.
Please note, all applicants may receive consideration for 6 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that time, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest. All applicants will receive a final notification once a selection has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status."
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice, http://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/PhysicianBrochure.pdf.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. It is the policy of the VA not to deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Salary Range: $200,000.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 420520500
Job Announcement Number: HP-646-16-JRL-1541788-OCA