U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Emergency Medicine Practice Opportunity
The Birmingham, AL VA Medical Center is searching for a Board Certified/Eligible Emergency Medicine Physician to join their dynamic healthcare team. The physician will provide hands-on operations of the Birmingham VA Emergency Department. This include: triage, evaluation, treatment and arrangement for follow-up care for acute, urgent, and emergent patients in the area of emergency medicine, primary care.
Physician will be the provider who evaluates and treats patients presenting for care in the Emergency Room. As the ED physician, he/she must be available at all times in the Emergency Department area for any emergency; this is his/her responsibility during his/her tour of duty. Most cases are medical emergencies; trauma cases are rare. The individual will be involved in the triage and management of patients requiring emergent and urgent medical and surgical care.
Experience in OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and Orthopedics preferred. The physician must demonstrate continuing effort to keep abreast of new medical developments and medical literature, and must meet facility and licensing requirements for continuing medical education (CME). The physician will have duties to help cover afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays.
Candidate must have or obtain BLS/ACLS certification.
Varies - Schedule requires days, afternoons, nights and weekend shifts
$290k-$305k per year
Citizen of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
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: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. (4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school.
Physicians (Except Residents): 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.
English Language Proficiency:
Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Satisfactory physical examination, as determined by the Employee Health Unit Physician upon appointment only.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional dollars and cents benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/
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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.