Staff Physician (Emergency Dept)
Department of Veterans Affairs 1,250 reviews - Albuquerque, NM

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 886215

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 America's Veterans.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive : Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English


The New Mexico VA Health Care System is one of the fastest growing VA facilities in the nation. He/She will facilitate communication and the program requirements as part of our Emergency Medicine program with our affiliates, University of New Mexico, and others. Additionally, the physician will work closely with attending physicians, nurse practitioners, and Physician Assistants. He/She provides Emergency Medicine care to Veteran patients in a multidisciplinary environment of a tertiary medical center. The Emergency Department (ED) is staffed by Emergency Medicine attending physicians, supplemented by physician assistants and nurse practitioner. The Emergency Medicine Attending Physician is immediately responsible care rendered in the ED during hours of duty.

The duties of the Emergency Medicine attending physician include the following:

  • Provision of direct patient care to VA/DOD beneficiaries and other patients as needed on a humanitarian basis.
  • Administrative and medical supervision of resident physicians, medical students, and other trainees functioning within the Emergency Department.
  • Provision of emergency care to Employee Health Service patients as needed.
  • Provision of medical control to pre-hospital providers caring for and transporting patients to the New Mexico VA Health Care System.
  • Collaborating with the Emergency Department Charge Nurse to promote patient flow in the ED.
  • Assistance with administrative duties and quality improvement activities by mutual agreement between the Emergency Medicine physician and the Chief, Emergency Medicine Service.
  • Provision of didactic and clinical education to residents and medical students.
  • Provision of formal and informal education to the Emergency Department nursing staff as needed.
  • Participation in meeting performance measures that relate to the Emergency Department.
  • Participation in disaster and emergency operations planning as requested by the Service Chief.
  • Participation in Public Relations, community outreach efforts and professional organizations as they relate to the NM VA Health Care System, the ED, and the Emergency Medicine Service.
  • Support the NM VA Health Care System Mission, Vision, and Values statement.
  • Maintenance of all professional and educational requirements relative to licensure, certifications, and staff privileges.

  • Equipment and Safety : (1) The Emergency Medicine attending physician will be familiar with and competent in the use of all tools and equipment usual and customary to the practice of Emergency Medicine, and (2) All physicians will participate in annual EOC and safety training.

    Work Schedule : Emergency Medicine attending staff are scheduled on a rotating shift basis in order to staff the ED throughout its continuous hours of operation (24 hours per day, seven days per week). Position Description Title/PD#: Staff Physician -Functional Statement/Scope of Practice.

    FLSA : Exempt

    Position Sensitivity : NACI

    Bargaining Unit Status : 1276

    Supervisory Position : No

    • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • D egree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
    • 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.
    • Must be board certified or eligible.

    Preferred Experience in Emergency Medicine is desire :

    1. Board Certification in Emergency Medicine: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABME) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM).

    2. Eligible for Faculty Appointment at University of New Mexico.


    Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.

    PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires performance of work which involves light phyical effort such as that involving frequent walking, bending, sitting, reaching above shoulder, reaching forward, and repetitive hand motion for medical evaluation of patients.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) 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.

    Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit .

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    BENEFITS: Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .

    OTHER INFORMATION: This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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