The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a full-time physician to serve as Chief of Emergency Medicine.The Chiefhas the responsibility for the successful planning, directing and coordination of medical services provided in the Emergency Department of theRobley Rex VAMC and is accountable and responsible to theChief of Staff.
The duties and responsibilities of theChief ofEmergency Medicineinclude, but are not limited to, the following:
TheChief of the Emergency Department will supervise and evaluate the performance of Physicians assigned to the Emergency Department.
Oversight of Process Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review projects and other administrative duties as assigned.
Work in close conjunction with other service line leadership to improve patient care and other process improvement activities.
Other duties assigned by theACOS of Ambulatory Care.
The successful candidate will be innovative, possess exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, and have a strong commitment to organizational stewardship to lead the ED in improving performance and increasing efficiencies. Board certification in emergency medicine is preferred. Prior experience in an emergency department (ED) is required. Candidates should have excellent clinical skills and the ability to promote medical staff excellence.
The Louisville VAMC, affiliated with the University of Louisville, is an active, acute care teaching center, with full surgical and subspecialty coverage. The Emergency Department is made up of two inter-connected areas, a 24/7 eleven bed acute care unit and a non-emergent care area with four exam rooms with service Monday-Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm. The Emergency Department is staffed with 7 full-time Physicians and 22 Nurses providing the finest quality healthcare to over 20,000 veterans annually.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION:Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, generally Monday - Friday, may vary subject to overall ED staffing
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician -Chief, Emergency Department Director/000000
This is not a bargaining unit position
Federal Benefits for Full Time Physicians:
* 26 days paid vacation per year
* 13 days sick leave per year
* 10 paid holidays
* 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
* Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
* Pay for performance up toan amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
* Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)
* Liability protection Federal Employee
* Retirement-Federal AnnuityPlan
* Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Must be proficient in written AND spoken English.
U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed ONLY if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
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 in Emergency Medicine
- Emergency training from an ACGME Accredited residency and/or fellowship training program.
- Strong candidates will possess at least 5 years of recent experience in a Medical Center Emergency Department setting.
- Previous supervisory/leadership position
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC (e.g., Company/organization name, position title, dates of employment (month/year), and number of hours per week). WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical requirements include moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); light lifting (under 15 lbs.) light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers, both hands required; waling (1 hour intermittently); standing (2 hours intermittently); ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted). Candidate selected will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicant checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Cover letter.
- CV or Resume.
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service with honorable or general discharge (optional). 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 an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50, that its not an award or general adjustment - Notification of Personnel Action. (optional).
Please use this checklistto ensure you have included other documents required for our application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Failure to submit the required documents will result in a determination of ineligible.
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 1983055
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.