Position entails a combined physician appointment in the Emergency Medicine Section of the VA TN Valley Health System (Nashville Campus) and with the Internal Medicine Department at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Duties include but are not limited to: Emergency Medicine physicians assess, work up, and provide initial treatment to patients who present to the Emergency Department with any illness or injury, condition or symptom. An emergency physician is expected to provide service and perform any procedure necessary to ameliorate minor illnesses or injuries provide stabilizing treatment to patients presenting with major illnesses or injuries. He/she will assess all patients in order to determine if more definitive services are necessary. Emergency Medicine physicians do not provide long-term definitive care for patients on an inpatient basis. Staff Emergency Medicine physicians have no supervisory responsibilities. Physicians only: function as managing physician for a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as assigned by TVHS Physicians only: function as preceptor for residents in the clinic setting as assigned by TVHS Consistently communicates and treats customers, (veterans, their representatives, visitors and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner. The physician will provide the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures and will handle conflicts and problems when dealing with customers constructively and appropriately Treats patients 18 years of age or greater As a staff provider he/she does not have supervisory responsibilities for other attending physicians. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts
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.