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Physician (Emergency Department Director)

White River Junction, VT, USA | Leading Government / Military Company

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    Government / Military
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    General Management
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The Emergency Department Director provides clinical care, leadership, oversight, and management for the Emergency Department and reports to the Chief of Medicine. S/he is also responsible for assisting with the education of Internal Medicine residents rotating at the VA in conjunction with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and for maintaining a productive collaboration with the Emergency Medicine residency at the nearby Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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A Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Selected applicant may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative responsibilities:

Supervises Internal Medicine physicians and Emergency Department PA's and NP's in clinical and assigned administrative duties.

Assumes responsibility and oversight for preparing equitable work schedules, assuring 24/7 coverage is provided for all ED patients.

Participates appropriately with planning/exercises related to EMS, trauma, and disaster preparedness.

Department Management

Leads the overall strategic vision of the ED Section in collaboration with the Chief of Medicine.

Trains physicians and staff, tracks performance measures and prepares regular reports to monitor trends in patient flow.

Monitors physician/provider emergency department medical documentation and implements corrective action as required.


Coordinates the integration, supervision, and mentoring of medical students, residents, and other trainees in the ED.

Encourages the involvement of all physician staff to participate in EMS/paramedic training and education as appropriate.

Establishes/encourages participation in emergency medicine grand rounds and other conferences for physicians and medical staff.

Clinical Responsibilities:

Provide direct patient cares as a member of the Emergency Department, .75 FTE in this role. Some evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts will be required.

Maintain competency in all aspects of Emergency Medicine, including obtaining vascular access/line placement, intubation, ultrasound, and minor surgical/orthopedic procedures.

Maintain currency in medication management, including adverse reactions and their appropriate treatment.

Maintain control and safety in the face of unruly/disruptive patients.


Collaborate with Human Resources and other appropriate facility stake holders to establish an active process for identifying and recruiting emergency medicine physicians and other providers (physician assistants, nurse practitioners) as necessary to maintain appropriate staffing in the ED.

Designs a formal orientation process for new department members.

The ED Director is expected to obtain a faculty appointment through the Geisel School of Medicine.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

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

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Must pass pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/07/2019.

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: Board Certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in the specialty of Emergency Medicine, preferred. Board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine will be considered with significant Emergency Management Experience.

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