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Physician
location icon Newington, CT
Overview
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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?

VA Connecticut Healthcare System seeks a part time Emergency Department attending physician for clinical work predominantly at the Newington Campus Urgent Care facility with occasional Emergency Department coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT. Newington is a free standing urgent care facility housed with a large primary care service as well as selected medical/surgical specialty clinics with an annual workload of 6,000 patients/year; approximately 10% of patients are admitted to the VA at the main campus or to local community hospitals. Official hours of operation at Newington are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and the facility is currently closed on weekends and federal holidays. The facility supports clinical education of medical students and residents from University of Connecticut.

The West Haven campus is a level 1A facility and Primary Care/Specialty clinics with a 24/7 Emergency Department that receives ambulances form the surrounding community and has an annual census of approximately 14,000 visits and is a major academic affiliate of Yale University. Both units primarily serve a defined population of CT Veterans, approximately 55,000 with an Emergency Department caseload composed primarily of adult medicine/surgery and behavioral health urgencies with very few pediatrics and obstetric presentations.

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.




Duties

Part time ED attending physician for clinical work, predominantly at the Newington Campus Urgent Care facility with occasional ED coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT.

*Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and urgent care patients

*Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation.

*Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate.

*Evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies in both the West Haven Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED) and local non VA mental health facilities.

*Coordinate transfers of urgent care patients from the Newington facility to VA or community hospitals for appropriate care

*Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and other ED mid-levels.

*Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.

*Participate on committees of the Medical staff.

*Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings

Work Schedule: Newington campus Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
West Haven - May include evenings, weekends and holidays.



graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,967
$348,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/14/2017

Application Close Date
6/14/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
20 Hours


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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.

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

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Board certified in Emergency Medicine.
      • Completed a ACGME recognized residency training in emergency medicine.
      • Qualify for a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Connecticut and Yale University.
      • Experience in clinical instruction of medical students and emergency medicine residents.
      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.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10098543 and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted to receive consideration.

      1. 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. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10098543
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted . The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral 30 days from announcement opening. Subsequent referrals will be made every 30 days after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cutoff date and so on until the position is filled or closes.

      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.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: DE-10098543-18-KT

      Part time ED attending physician for clinical work, predominantly at the Newington Campus Urgent Care facility with occasional ED coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT.

      *Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and urgent care patients

      *Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation.

      *Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate.

      *Evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies in both the West Haven Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED) and local non VA mental health facilities.

      *Coordinate transfers of urgent care patients from the Newington facility to VA or community hospitals for appropriate care

      *Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and other ED mid-levels.

      *Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.

      *Participate on committees of the Medical staff.

      *Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings

      Work Schedule: Newington campus Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
      West Haven - May include evenings, weekends and holidays.