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Chief Emergency Department

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$135,000.00 to $385,000.00

Location
Memphis, TN

Date Last Verified
Apr 13,2018

Posted on
Apr 12,2018

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/12/2018

to

09/30/2018

Salary

$135,000 to $385,000 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 15

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Open to the public

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Announcement number

RZ-18-LSJ-10187271

Control number

496637400

Duties

Duties

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Of the nine active CBOCs in the catchment area, three are VA staffed and 6 are contracted. The VA Memphis Nonconnah CBOC, located 8 miles from the Memphis VA Medical Center, provided primary, ophthalmology and mental health care to approximately 7,174 Veterans. The VA Memphis North CBOC, located 11 miles from the Medical Center also provides primary and mental health services to approx. 5,696 veterans annually. The VAMC Memphis also has contract CBOCs located in Tupelo and Holly Springs, MS; Jonesboro and Helena, AR; Savannah and Dyersburg, TN, which provides primary and mental health care to Veterans. As a result, the Memphis VA Medical Center CBOCs improve access and reduce the travel distance for approximately 33,000 Veterans outlying counties.

The Chief, Emergency Department (ED) Service provides administrative, clinical and programmatic leadership for the ED to ensure achievement of the clinical goals and applicable performance measures. The Chief ED is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the medical and PA staff of the ED Service. This responsibility includes the administration, management, and leadership of the entire ED Service. The Chief is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. Additionally, the Chief ED Service establishes a climate within the ED Service that promotes optimum patient care. The Chief participates in top-level decision and policy design that affects ED Service through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors. The Chief directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and part of the key leadership team of the medical center.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Position / Title: 000000/Physician

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

PCS authorized

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive authorized

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Responsibilities

Expected criteria for the Chief, ED are: Leadership acumen sufficient to provide direction for single and complex programs in the delivery of ED Services; recruit and retain emergency medicine physicians.

Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills, including effectiveness in labor-management relations.

Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders.

Management experience regarding university generated education programs and specialty training programs.

Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery.

Documented ability to coordinate a broad of programs.

Demonstrates abilities to work well within an executive team.

Ability to use data to develop and implement improvements in clinical care.

Responsibilities: Hands on clinical work, staff supervision, and administration of all aspects of the ED Service.

Ensures the development, implementation and maintenance of GEMS requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. This involves developing and implementing environment policies, procedures and systems within areas of responsibility.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that ll business operations and health information practices within their respective operations are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all employees under their supervision has read and understands the requirements outlined in the Information System Rules of Behavior, In addition, that said employees comply with all the provisions outlined in the Information Security policies and regulations.

The incumbent will work to move/maintain the ED towards the full emergency medicine practice model, with the full support of leadership.

The incumbent will continue to foster a relationship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Emergency Medicine that will ultimately result in Emergency Medicine residents rotating in the Memphis VAMC ED as part of their training.

The incumbent is expected to meet the performance measures and VHA Core Competencies specific for his/her service.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine with clinical emergency department experience is preferred. Experience with administrative and leadership skills and eligible for clinical privileges in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine. Incumbent who meets requirements for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center affiliate is 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.

Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Applicant must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which require lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, or pulling without assistance from another patient care provider. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Employee Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

licensure,certifications, application form 10-2850

Resume

VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist

to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

licensure,certifications, application form 10-2850

Resume

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

HR Staffing HR Staffing

Phone

901-523-8990 X5928

Email

vhamemhrteam1usastaffing@va.gov

Address

Memphis VA Medical Center

1030 Jefferson Avenue

Memphis, TN

US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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