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Physician - Chief of Emergency Department

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Columbia
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

The duties and responsibilities of the Chief, Emergency Department include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The Chief of the Emergency Department will supervise and evaluate the performance of Physicians assigned to the Emergency Department.
  • Provide oversight of Process Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review projects and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Work in close conjunction with other service line leadership to improve patient care and other process improvement activities.The successful candidate will be innovative, possess exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, and have a strong commitment to organizational stewardship to lead the ED in improving performance and increasing efficiencies. Board certification in emergency medicine is preferred. Prior experience in an emergency department is required. Candidates should have excellent clinical skills and the ability to promote medical staff excellence. The Columbia VAHCS, affiliated with the University of South Carolina, is an active, acute care teaching center, with full surgical and subspecialty coverage. The Emergency Department is made up of two inter-connected areas, a 10 bed ED which operates 24/7 for the 17,500 patients seen annually. There is an associated urgent care clinic staffed by one (1) physician and eight (8) Nurse Practitioners that sees approximately 15,500 additional patients. The incumbent must maintain proficiency in critical care skills, including central line placement and intubations. Even though most cases are medical, the medical center's close proximity to a major interstate highway contributes to the high op-tempo of its Emergency Medicine Department. Most cases are medical and very little trauma. Current ACLS is required. ATLS and PALS highly encouraged.

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, generally Monday - Friday, may vary subject to overall ED staffing
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Relocation Incentive: Approved

    Applications received by December 11, 2018 will receive first consideration. If a selection is not made, applicants will be reviewed as received.

    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. 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: 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:

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