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Emergency Department Physician- Fee Basis

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Department Of Veterans Affairs West Palm Beach , FL 33409

Posted 2 months ago

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This fee basis position is located within our Emergency Department providing shift coverage as an Emergency Physician.

Compensation is based on hourly rate of $140 - $180 based on individual qualifications. The annual limitation of earnings will be $145,700 per annum.

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Clinical Duties:

  • Evaluates, manages, and treats patients who present to the Emergency Department consistent with delineated clinical privileges

  • Maintains continuing medical education and required certifications, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) as required

  • Complies with policies, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support Emergency Medicine operations

  • Supports all existing safety and infection control practices relevant to this position

  • Assists in the appropriate transfer of patients or coordinates follow-up care as appropriate

  • Requests specialty care consultation as appropriate

Administrative Duties:

  • Participates in the educational programs for the Emergency Medicine personnel as well as the medical staff

  • Participates in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care

  • Demonstrates ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization

  • Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews

  • Completes medical records in accordance with applicable standards and/or regulations

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief of Emergency Medicine as related to providing patient

Work Schedule: This position does not have a set schedule and may be required to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed to provide adequate staffing coverage.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Open Until Filled: This announcement is intended to fill multiple vacancies and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. The first cutoff will be October 9, 2018 and additional applications will be reviewed every two weeks until all positions are filled or it is deemed enough applicants have applied.

This position is an intermittent position utilized to provide shift coverage as needed. This position does not provide benefits.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0602 Medical Officer

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HelpRequirements 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


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: Prior experience working in an Emergency Department as a physician is preferred

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:
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, kneeling, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019


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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Emergency Department Physician- Fee Basis

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Department Of Veterans Affairs