The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Cincinnati, Ohio is currently recruiting for a full time Emergency Department Physician to perform clinical duties and effective outpatient care in the Emergency Department and participate in the Emergency Department's Emergency Preparedness Response. This Physician provides Emergency Department (ED) coverage of any available shift. The Emergency Department is under the Primary Care Service and is 24/7, triple-covered during the day and single-covered at night. It has 25,000 annual visits with approximately 18% of evaluated patients being admitted. The duties of this position include but are not limited to: Provide evaluation and treatment consistent with hospital policy to ill and injured veterans presenting to the Emergency Department Refer to specialty care when a higher level of evaluation and care is needed Document details of the patient visit in EDIS (Emergency Department Integrated Software) and clinical evaluation and treatment of the patient in the patient record (Computerized Patient Record System). Disposition patients (discharge home, refer to specialty clinic, admission) in a timely and organized manner Promote continuity of care through communication (face to face, telephone, patient record) with other healthcare providers as appropriate Participate in administrative duties including peer review, hospital committees, performance improvement and other duties as assigned Supervise mid-level providers (PA/NP) who provide patient care in the Emergency Department Maintain appropriate training, skills, and credentials to include Medical License, Board Certification, BLS, ACLS, minor procedures, airway management, and other training as required by the VA Demonstrate flexibility in working a rotating schedule which may include 10-12 hour shifts on nights, weekends, and occasionally holidays and weekdays. Provide outstanding customer service, maintaining professional behavior and attitude at all times. Demonstrate sound decision-making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of Physicians. Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management. Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the ED evaluation. Completes all medical record documentation in CPRS within prescribed timeframes. Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance. Plans implements, and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient. Makes decisions based on professional standard Work Schedule: The Emergency Department Physician will work a 40 hour week in the context of 24/7 Emergency Department coverage and as part of a collaborative physician team. Shifts will include off tour, nights, weekends, holidays in addition to days. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Offered. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Offered. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Offered. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.