The Philadelphia VA Medical Center seeks board-certified or board-eligible physicians in internal medicine to work in its Medical Intensive Care Unit.Candidates must be physically capable of completing shift work, including some nights. Recent critical care or emergency medicine experience, which may include the period of residency training, as well as BCLS and ACLS certification, is mandatory. The salary range for the position is $150,000 to $170,000, based on prior training and experience. A generous benefits package is provided. An opportunity for additional "performance pay" also exists.
Work schedules are based on 8or 12 hour shifts. The majority of shifts are days with an aim at scheduling shifts on consecutive days to preserve continuity. Nighttime, holiday and weekend coverage are also expected. Full time appointment is 40 hrs per week. However, part time applicants will be considered. The MICU staff consist of six physicians and four physician extenders (PA/NP). Required skills include performance of invasive procedures including central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
The Philadelphia VA MICU is a sixteen-bed combined medical and cardiac unit. Medical and surgical subspecialties are available on-site or on call. Anesthesia practitioners are in house 24/7. No pediatric care is provided, and gynecologic care is limited. An electronic medical record is used for all clinical documentation. The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is located near, and affiliated with, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Work Schedule: Full-timeand part-time positions are available.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen (non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
English-language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education: 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 the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Colleges for the year the degree was granted; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year which the degree was granted; (3) Schools (including foreign schools accepted by the licensing body of the State, Territory or Commonwealth or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
(1) Must meet basic qualification standards for appointment. Clinical privileges must be recommended by the chief, staff/professional standards board as granted by the director of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Incumbent must provide complete credentials and privileging information in a timely expeditious way. Boardcertification or board eligibility inInternal medicineis required. Recent critical care or emergency medicine experience, which may include the period of residency training, as well as BCLS and ACLS certification is mandatory. Incumbent must be competent in performing invasive procedures including central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
REFERENCE: VA Handook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G2 - Physician Qualification Standard
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When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
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3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).