Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Emergency Department Director (Emergency Medicine/Family Practice/Internal Medicine) in Spokane, Washington

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Spokane, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/10/2016 (18 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1814583

Applications will be referred as received. Announcement will be open until the position is filled.

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?

Spokane is a family-oriented city located in beautiful eastern Washington with a regional population of 470,000. Our four season climate and pristine surroundings offer an abundance of exceptional recreation opportunities. Spokane is known for its affordable housing and excellent schools and universities, as well as being the regional arts and cultural center. Set an early tee time at any of the scenic and well-designed golf courses in the area, then walk, bike or canoe along the Centennial Trail. Cool off in one of 76 regional lakes, camp in gorgeous state parks, wrestle with whitewater rapids and ski through fresh powder. Enjoy the vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Take a walk around Riverfront Park and then catch a performance of the Spokane Symphony, see a show at the Opera House or take in a play at the Civic Theater. The indoor and outdoor possibilities are limitless!

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington is actively recruiting for a full-time Emergency Room Director (Board Certified/Eligible in EM, IM or FP).

*Practice evidenced-based medicine in a high-tech environment without the hassles of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs. *

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers an attractive comprehensive compensation package that includes professional development and work life balance.

Enjoy 10 Federal Holidays, 13 sick leave days, 26 work days of annual leave and robust federal benefits.

*Your current unrestricted license in any state allows you to practice anywhere in the VHA. *

If you would be interested in exploring a practice at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, please feel free to email your CV and any questions you may have. It would be my pleasure to assist you in exploring a position at our facility. Please explore our Physician benefits by clicking the link below.* /*509-434-7393

Sign-on bonus (recruitment / relocation incentive) may be approved for a highly qualified applicant.


The physician is responsible for all necessary administrative functions of the Emergency Department. The physician practices in the ED setting at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, at the expert level. The physician is academically and clinically prepared to be responsible for managing 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.

  • 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 our veterans. Computer skills are essential as the VA 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.

Work Schedule:**M-F 8am - 4:30pm however MAY be required to work other shifts on occasion.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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 be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens 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. (Any State, Territory, or Commonwealth or in the District of Columbia is acceptable at any VA, regardless of VA location)
  • 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Candidate be board certified or eligible in Emergency Medicine
  • Several years of Emergency Department experience

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.

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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. 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

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

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.

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.

Salary Range: $115,000.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452042700

Job Announcement Number: VF-16-RKH-181453