Section Chief of Emergency Department includes both clinical and administrative duties. As the leader in the department of emergency medicine, is responsible of the overall operation of the Emergency Department in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality care to our Veterans at the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System. He/she oversees clinical aspects of the Emergency Department, including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of available resources. He/she ensures the quality and timeliness of services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she ensures appropriate use of available resources and is responsible for inspiring, motivating, and guiding the emergency department staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the department. He/she collaborates with other chiefs and program managers, in fulfilling his/her responsibilities. He/she will be responsible for the overall medical care of patients with conditions requiring emergency medical treatment to include consultative, prescriptive and ordering authority in the outpatient settings at JHQVAMC. He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided and collaborate handoff with other practitioners. The Section Chief of Emergency Department accomplishes health care delivery missions of the Department of Veterans Affairs in general. Services provided are subject to close scrutiny by Congressional interests, service organizations, the general public and the media. The Section Chief of Emergency Department is to be a physician, board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice and/or Internal Medicine having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship. Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support is required.
Tour of Duty --- will be Monday - Friday, days and hours will be adjusted to meet needs of the Emergency Department.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are not authorized for this position.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Qualification standards used: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualifications Standard, Veterans Health Administration.
1. COVERAGE. Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.
2. BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
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 the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association 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 Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research or academic position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area. (See chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part, on waiver of licensure provisions.)
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
(2) 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
d. 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.
e. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
f. 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).
Must be board certified or eligible in emergency medicine, internal medicine or family practice.
PREFERRED BAFKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE: BOARD CERTIFIED IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc
Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeating bending. They should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility's Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.
All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted.
The following documents are required at the time of submission:
- CV or Resume' - Your resume should include a description of job duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, and average hours worked per week. Descriptions of job duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of your experience. (Required)
- Responses to the questionnaire. (Required)
The following documents are required after selection:
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- Most Recent SF-50 - Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that indicates time in grade, proof in status (career or career conditional) and type of service. (Not an Award SF-50)
- If you are a virtual employee physically located at the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System (MHVAHCS) and you wish to be considered in the first area of consideration along with other facility employees, you must ALSO provide evidence of your eligibility such as a signed memorandum, commitment letter, etc. indicating that such an agreement is in place.
Forms can also be obtained from https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Formsand http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.aps?FormNo=2850&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;key=Action=Search
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 1955454.
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.
Manual applications will be accepted from James H. Quillen VAMC employees.