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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Emergency Medicine in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Summary The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Intermittent, temporary, Physician Emergency Medicine. The Physician will work with patients, non-VA health care, specialists, assigned team members and Primary Care PACT to provide healthcare. Responsibilities The Physician (Emergency Medicine) will work with the inpatient wards and non-VA facilities performing admissions and transfers. The Physician (Emergency Medicine) may also function in occupational health performing physicals and evaluations and treating employees for injuries. Assigned patients to treat who check into the Emergency Department (ED). Work with patients, non-VA health care, specialists, assigned team members and Primary Care PACT to provide healthcare. Work with the inpatient wards and non-VA facilities performing admissions and transfers. May also function in occupational health performing physicals and evaluations and treating employees for injuries. Conducts the following: prior record review; patient history, examination, diagnosis, treatment and education; documentation in progress note format; responds to Clinical Reminders and orders appropriate lab tests and studies. Interpretation and implementation of action from results of studies ordered; initiates and adjusts medications as medically necessary to include medication refills and practices and maintains skills in EKG. Timely completion of electronic encounter for each patient encounter; timely electronic signature of electronic documents in medical record. Conducts oversight of emergency medical care; coordinates care for patients as appropriate between Mental Health, inpatient ward, Primary Care, community, and ancillary support clinics. oversight of emergency medical care; coordinates care for patients as appropriate between Mental Health, inpatient ward, Primary Care, community, and ancillary support clinics. Intermittent, Temporary, Emergency Department physician, ACLS and BLS certified. Boarded physician in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Emergency Medicine. Work Schedule: Intermittent employee could cover any shifts noted. 7-12 hour shifts, one week on, one week off from Wednesday-Tuesday. This includes weekends. Two out of three shifts for this position are nocturnal - 2000-0800. The third rotation is day time from 0800-2000. Additional information will be provided during interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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: Emergency Department physician, ACLS and BLS certified. Boarded physician in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Emergency Medicine. 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: Periods of long standing. Occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Long periods of sitting at a computer station. The need for high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on patient status. 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 eight (8) hours per biweekly 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.

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