Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine. VA also offers:
*Clinical, educational and leadership opportunities
*Competitive salaries (annual performance bonus) and a healthy work/life balance
*26 days vacation, 13 days paid annual sick leave, 10 Federal holidays
*Health insurance, free Malpractice coverage and retirement (pension+401k) type plan w/up to 5% matching contribution
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking physicians for full-time/part-time positions in our Emergency Medicine Department. Board certification or board eligibility in emergency medicine is preferred. Prior experience in an emergency department (ED) is required. The candidate must have proven clinical excellence, and the ability to promote staff excellence. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required. Physician candidates must have a record of promoting customer satisfaction.
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 sees approximately 23,000 patients annually, with an admission rate of ~20%. The ED has been newly renovated and upgraded with state of the art medical equipment, and is made up of two inter-connected areas, a 24/7 eleven room acute care unit, and a Fast-Track care area with four exam rooms with service Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Efforts are underway to forge an academic relationship with the U of L Emergency Medicine Department.
Louisville is located on the Ohio River. The city is a thriving metropolis with a population of around 1,400,000, making it the largest city in Kentucky and the sixteenth largest in the United States. Ideally situated in north central Kentucky, it is near mountains and lakes and is within a day's drive of most of the large metropolitan areas of the central U.S. Quality of life is highly rated due to moderately-priced and plentiful housing, ease of commuting to work, availability of quality public schools, outstanding cultural opportunities, and exciting annual Kentucky Derby Festival events. For additional information on our great city, you can access the official Louisville, Kentucky website at http://www.loukymetro.org. For specific information, please contact Dr. Brian Barhorst, MD @ Brian.Barhorst@va.gov
WORK SCHEDULE: full-time or part-time.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.), light carrying (under 15 lbs.), use of fingers, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, near vision correctable at 13"to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability, working closely with others, working alone, and working with bio hazardous material.
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.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed ONLY if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
English language proficiency
Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employmentwill be required.
Licensure and Registration - Current, full,and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
Educational requirements - 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:
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Selection Criteria for this position: These are considered to be enhancing:
Board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine.
Recent, successful experience in urgent care or emergency department
Energetic, with strong customer service skills, and should have recent emergency department or critical care experience.
Must have effective communication skills and work cooperatively with all staff that care for emergency patients and their families.
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.
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).
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 applicationchecklist 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 servicewith 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 checklist to 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 1951307
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.