Emergency Medicine Physician - VA Interim Staffing Locum Tenens Program
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75% or less - Locum Tenens Assignments require a minimum of 13 consecutive weeks of travel twice a year. Travel expenses to include lodging, transportation, and meals and incidentals will be covered per VA regulation.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
- Must be a citizen of the United States. Non-US citizens will only be considered if there are no qualified U.S. citizens available.
- Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
- Possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
- Possess a Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Completed 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. NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status. Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed; or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Physician Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with the appropriate professional training.
- Board certified or board eligible (by completion of US residency or other recognized residency) in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
- Proficient in the following clinical procedures: abdominal paracentesis, arthrocentesis, bladder catheterization, cardiac pacing, central venous line placement, cervical immobilization, contrast injection for imaging, ekg interpretation, lumbar puncture, local anesthesia, incision and drainage of abscess, nasogastric or orogastric intubation, thoracentesis, and wound management.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated December 17, 2015.
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; religious; 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.
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 provide a copy of your ECFMG certificate in order to receive credit for that education.
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This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.
Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. Provider's who have completed an Emergency Medicine Training Program and/or are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and who have documented substantial Emergency Medicine experience of a sufficient scope and complexity, will be compensated at a higher starting rate of pay than physicians who are board certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine.Read more Security clearance Other