The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a full-time physician to serve as Chief of Emergency Medicine. The Chief has the responsibility for the successful planning, directing and coordination of medical services provided in the Emergency Department of the SAVAHCS. This position is accountable and responsible to the Chief of Staff. SAVAHCS is the major affiliate of the University of Arizona. Therefore, the selected candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment.
The duties and responsibilities of the Chief of Emergency Medicine include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Supervise all clinical operations and evaluate the performance of Physicians and Physician Assistants assigned to the Emergency Department.
* Engage with the University of Arizona Academic affiliate in the education and training of residents and students.
* Oversight of Process Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review projects and other administrative duties as assigned.
* Collaborate with other Care and Service Line Leadership to improve Veteran patient care and other process improvement activities.
* Engage in the recruitment and retention of qualified medical staff.
* Serve as a member of the Medical Executive Board and actively participate in Medical Staff committees.
* Participate in the National Medical Disaster System (NMDS) training and drills.
* Other duties assigned by the Chief of Staff.
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 highly preferred. Candidates should have excellent clinical skills and the ability to promote medical staff excellence.
Our ED physicians perform clinical duties in the 19-bed Emergency Department which operates 24/7 and averages 26,000 patients annually. All our ED physicians are required to maintain ACLS/BLS/ Intubation proficiency and certification.
Clinical Contact: Anthony M. Stazzone, MD, MBA, FACP at (520) 629-1815.
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 protectionFederal Employee
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
1. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
2. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
3. 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.
4. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospitalsetting under normal and emergent conditions. Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 45 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 2-4 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes: (Please note that applicants who fail to submit all required documents will not be considered for this position.)
2. Responses to the questionnaire
3. If claiming Veterans Preference, you must include a copy of your DD-214. 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.
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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 1987797.
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.