The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for three full time Physician - Emergency Department Nocturnist to perform clinical duties and effective outpatient care in the Emergency Department. The incumbent is accountable to the Section Chief of the Emergency Department. Responsible for providing the most effective delivery of outpatient care. Clinical: Provides quality patient-centered patient care to presenting adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ as assigned by Chief, Medical Service; stabilizes presenting patients under the age of 18 as required prior to transfer to an appropriate site of care. Demonstrate sound decision-making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of Physicians. Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management. Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the ED evaluation. Stabilize all critically ill or injured patients. Participates as a peer reviewer process when requested. Admit patients to the hospital or discharge them from the ED with appropriate follow-up. Discuss treatment plan(s) with patient and or family/caregiver (following COBRA and HIPAA guidelines). Exhibits leadership in suggesting, and, with approval by the Chief, Emergency Department, instituting changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and finding from research and studies. Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal. Coordinate patient care with consultants as deemed appropriate. Supports the safety, occupational health, and fire protection program by the application of approved standards, regulations, practices, and work methods. Completes all medical record documentation in CPRS within prescribed timeframes. Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance. Plans implements, and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient. Makes decisions based on professional standard Academic: Participates in the formal education of the residents, fellows and medical students by presenting teaching rounds, lectures, conferences, etc. Participates in grading sessions for medical students and trainees assigned to their service. Demonstrates and trains medical students/resident, fellows in medical procedures that are required to provide optimal patient care appropriate to their expertise. Meets scholarly activity requirements, including peer-reviewed publication and national professional organization participation, as required Research: Supports the medical Center-wide research mission. Assists in conducting studies regarding treatment modalities, outcomes, and other aspects of patient care when appropriate. If involved in an ongoing research project, abides by all VA regulations governing research protocols/policies and/or procedures. Encourages participation in clinical research among other staff members. Work Schedule: Primary nocturnist" positions, and as such work schedule will be about 2/3 night shifts and 1/3 day shifts. Nights in general are 7p-7a. This includes all weekends and holidays - specifics to be discussed at time of interview. Relocation incentive: Not authorized Recruitment incentive: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station(PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program(EDRP): Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.