The Chief, Emergency Department provides direct leadership, management, and oversight for the Emergency Department and its staff, including physicians and mid-level providers. The Incumbent functions in a collaborative and collegial fashion with other service lines and medical staff members to provide appropriate emergency services for all patients presenting to the Phoenix VA Health Care Service Emergency Department. The Incumbent will be responsible for administrative, department management, education, quality assurance and peer review, planning, clinical responsibilities and recruitment/orientation. The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:
Administrative: - Responsible for supervising Deputy Chief, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine physicians, mid-level providers in clinical and assigned administrative duties. - Oversight for preparing equitable work schedule, assuring that appropriate 24/7 coverage is provided. - Directs and participates in quality improvement measures, systems redesign projects, and ensures compliance with all quality/project goals. - Participate with planning/exercises related to EMS, trauma, and disaster preparedness. - Acts as liaison with hospital administrative and medical staff. Department Management: - Promote and participate in a collaborative, interdisciplinary ED leadership team. - Work with Nursing leadership, the ED leadership team, and other members of the medical staff to ensure departmental performance. - Promote stability, teamwork, and competence among staff through supervision, individualized evaluation, counseling and training. - Perform FPP/OPP evaluations of Emergency Medical Providers. - Perform yearly annual performance evaluations. Education: - Encourages the involvement of all physician staff to participate in education. - Establish and encourage participation in conferences. - Interact with ED nursing and clerical staff in areas of patient care and education. Recruitment/Orientation: - Work with Human Resources and other appropriate facility stake holders to establish an active process for identifying and recruiting ED physicians and mid-level providers. - Review and verify credentials, training and education. - Design a formal orientation process for new department members.
Tour of Duty: 6 shifts at 13 hours and 2 hours of admin time per pay period.
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.
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.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Emergency Medicine residency and board certified/board eligible preferred.
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. This position requires lifting, standing for prolonged periods of time.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
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 1983953.
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.