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Physician Emergency Medicine Medicine Service John Cochran Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Physician Emergency Medicine Medicine Service John Cochran Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. STL-17-T38-KeH-1981655-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $250,000.00 to $400,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/27/2017 Close Date 10/27/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-27 to 2017-10-27

  • Salary

    $250,000 to $400,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



3 vacancies in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1981655

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is a 2 Campus, full-service tertiary referral center, with 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Providing advanced inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas, including the VA's busiest interventional cardiac program, interventional radiology and radiation oncology.
Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.   As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ " 
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").  
The VA offers employees great benefits to include paid vacation and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions.  
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
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.


The Emergency Department (ED) of the St. Louis VA Health Care System is currently seeking full-time physician Board Certified/Eligible in Emergency Medicine preferable, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Surgery. Staff ED physicians are responsible for providing medical screening examinations, establishing the plan of care, and appropriate disposition of patients presenting to the 14 bed ED with Medical, Surgical, and Behavioral Medicine diagnoses. Some of the duties include provision of care to veterans, facility employees, and visitors requiring humanitarian aid. The Emergency Department workload averages 2,450 visits per month. Daily emergency department visits range from 80 to 100+ patients a day with an average of 80/day .The department census includes emergent, urgent, non-urgent acuity levels and employee health visits. Prior ED experience is highly desired but not required. Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing assessment/examinations on encounters with all presenting patients
  • Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the ED evaluation
  • Provide attending physician oversight to residents/ mid-level providers; stabilize critically ill or injured patients
  • Admit, discharge patients from the ED with appropriate follow-up
  • Applicant should be willing to cover after-hour duties, including night calls, weekends and holidays and will be required to be available for back-up calls
  • The incumbent will take port in continuing medical education and quality assurance activities
  • The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required all the time in the incumbent's contact with patients, peers, and all other employees
  • Follow all the protocol and policies of the Emergency Department

Work Schedule: Rotating Schedule with rotating shifts and days off.
Functional Statement Title/#: VA Handbook 5005, Chapter 2, Appendix G2

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This announcement is for US Citizens - Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Kevin Hosfeld
Phone: (314)894-6647


VHA St Louis HCS
Human Resources
St Louis

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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