The Staff Physician (Emergency Department) reports directly to the Section Chief of the Emergency Department and is able to perform all services required in the practice of Emergency Medicine in the context of the VA system (the spectrum of patient illnesses typically seen in the Roudebush ED) and document appropriately in the electronic record. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who are involved in ED care (e.g. admitting or consultative service team members such as fellows, residents, medical students, social work interns/staff, physician assistant and nursing students, Utilization management personnel, and Emergency Medical Services staff). Major duties include:
Application of accepted protocols for assessment of individual patients presenting with various medical conditions according to accepted community and VA standards (pneumonia, Acute Chest Pain Syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, abdominal pain, delirium, etc). Assessment may include gathering verbal and documented history, physical and mental status examination and medical, radiology, and laboratory evaluation.
Diagnostic and therapeutic description or formulation to guide appropriate acute and secondary treatment interventions.
Provision of medical care according to his/her privileges.
Arranging for appropriate follow-up care for those patients who are discharged from the Emergency Department.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians are ultimately responsible for all aspects of medical care delivered to patients in the ED.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians provide or assist residents and/or the nurse practitioner in the process of evaluation and treatment of the ED patient, and actively participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to medical interventions.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status during their stay in the ED. A progress note is written in the patient's chart. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident or Nurse Practitioner, and attending notes as appropriate.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians perform outpatient medical evaluations and treatment.
During scheduled tour hours, staff Emergency Medicine physicians shall be available for all emergency interventions as part of the ED staff team.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, Medicine or Ambulatory Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through the VA peer review process.
Staff Emergency Medicine physicians shall be responsible for outpatient care, and graduate and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as appropriate.
Work Schedule:Variable tours of duty with rotating weekends and holidays Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician (Emergency Department), 000000
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Must be a citizen of the United States
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.
Recent substantial experience in provision of Emergency Medicine (recent practice of the full range of inpatient procedures and practices) in the last two years, or recent graduation from a training program in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine.
Board certification or board eligibility in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine.(Our residency program is sponsored and managed by IUSM, an academic affiliate of the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.)
Eligible for a clinical appointment to the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty.
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.
Physical Requirements:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
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 1986439.
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.