The West Haven VA Medical Center located in West Haven, CT is searching for a board eligible/board certified Emergency Medicine trained Physician with a Fellowship in Ultrasound to join their dynamic healthcare team
The West Haven campus is a level 1A inpatient facility and outpatient primary care/specialty clinic center with a 24/7 ED that receives ambulances from the community and has an annual census of approximately 15,000 visits. The department serves a defined population of Connecticut Veterans numbering approximately 55,000 in total, with an ED caseload composed of adult medicine/surgery and behavioral health urgencies with very few pediatrics and obstetric presentations.
The Physician will work a 0.75 schedule with the VA and with a possibility of 0.25 at Yale University. Low volume at VA 15,000 patients per year average 1-2 patients per hour. Yale has a high volume of around 90,000 patients per year and you will work with residents.
The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and urgent care patients.
Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation.
Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate.
Perform evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies treated in the adjoining VA Connecticut Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED)
Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and ED mid-levels providers.
Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
Participate on committees of the Medical staff.
Attend physician ED staff meetings.
Additional protected time is allotted for the following:
Didactic and bedside ultrasound teaching of ED attending physician staff and mid-levels in real time patient care settings.
Development of simulation ultrasound training for ultrasound guided procedures.
Development of credentialing and quality assurance practices related to bedside ultrasound.
Networking with VA national EM leadership in the development of local and network policies and directives related to the implementation of ultrasound in EM practice at VHA.
Mandatory Qualifications: Must be Emergency Medicine trained, BE/BC and Fellowship trained in Ultrasound
Work Schedule: Variable: may include evenings/nights/weekends and holidays. The Physician will work a 0.75 schedule with the VA and with a possibility of 0.25 at Yale University.
Salary Range: $240,000 to $280,000 per year. Salary determined by experience and background
The selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
For more information please email an updated CV to Samuel.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sam Wright at 334-294-6130.
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About West Haven VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.