Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve
Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's
promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his
widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking two Physicians (Emergency Room) in Medical Service who will be responsible for providing emergent medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans on a 24/7 basis.The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. The VAMC is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lafayette, Fort Polk, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to the one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.
Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River. Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 from Dallas and Houston, TX.
New Orleans is the home of the Saints Pro football team and the Hornets Pro basketball team.
Come join us in the Heart of Louisiana where we have a lot to offer visitors, from arts and culture to fine dining and shopping to outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, and fishing the Red River.
As an Emergency Room physician, you will provide emergent medical
treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties
include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's
condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive
patient care outcomes; ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, determining need
for hospitalization at this facility or transferring the patient to another
facility. Must complete clinical reminders and meet performance measures, as
applicable. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational
skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume
leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish
effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the
Board Certification: Board certification or Boardeligibilityin emergency medicine, internal Medicine
Citizen of the United
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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in
which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association
of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic
Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State,
Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia
as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents,
graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required
except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
Licensure and Registration: 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. The physician must maintain
current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for
continuing active, current licensure.
Eligibilityby the American Board of Internal Medicine or other
appropriate specialty certifying boards.
Board certification ir Eligibility in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family
Practice is needed.
Residency (Internship). Completed
a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the
appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment
on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved
Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American
Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was
Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board
determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional
training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met
if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
Physical Standards: Applicant
must meet the physical requirements of the position. Tentatively selected applicant is subject to
urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants that refuse to be tested will be
denied employment with the VA. (VA
Directive and Handbook 5019).
Proficiency: Physicians, including residents,
appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and
written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Incumbent will participate in the Medical Officer of the day on call
Incumbent will maintain current ACLS/BCLS certifications.
The VHA encourages billable health care practitioners to apply for the
National Provider Identifier (NPI); the online NPI application is at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov.
and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and
Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in
the range listed for this vacancy.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. Applicants
can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be
verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,
you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.
applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the
Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy
of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your
active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service
(honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information
for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting
documentation will be reviewed. Please
follow all instructions carefully. Errors
or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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