Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) The Chief of the Emergency Medicine Service reports directly to the Chief of Staff and is responsible for the clinical and administrative functions of the Emergency Department. The incumbent is responsible for participation and oversight of staff physicians and NP/PA/ICT patient care performance measures, compliance, training, and performance improvement, recruitment and retention of highly qualified and experienced providers, participation in various Medical Center committees to ensure performance measures are met, compliance with applicable rules and regulations, as well as participation in system redesign activities. The incumbent or designee will participate in all required UM/QM activities relating to the Emergency Department to monitor the preadmission screening process and its success in impacting InterQual appropriate inpatient admissions/observation status utilization performance measures. The Chief of Emergency Medicine will also serve as a liaison between the Emergency Medicine Section and the other VA specialty sections, as well as the Loyola Department of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Training programs with the goal of eventual affiliation. Duties and Responsibilities of the Chief of Emergency Medicine will include but are not limited to: -Ensures clinical care is delivered in accordance with hospital and VHA policy, meeting or exceeding community standards and VHA national benchmarks. -Is knowledgeable of and maintains Service compliance with a) VHA Handbooks and Directives, b) VISN Policies, c) Medical Center Memorandum and d) Service Policies and Procedures pertinent to Emergency Medicine clinic management. -Ability to perform all services required in the practice of Emergency Medicine in the context of the VA system (the spectrum of patient illnesses typically seen in the Medical Center) and document appropriately in the electronic record. -Provide Educational experiences to appropriate health care personnel who are involved in ED care (e.g. admitting or consultative service team members such as fellows, residents, medical students, social work interns/staff, physician assistant and nursing students, Utilization management personnel, and Emergency Medical Services staff). -Has a working understanding and knowledge of available reports and data sources available through VistA, VCCS, DSS and other VHA data sources to facilitate management of the Emergency Medicine Service. -Responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Emergency Medicine Service. -Develops performance metrics for all provider classification to drive performance and to direct desired behavior. -Is in compliance with VHA Scheduling Directives to enhance the management of access. -Is actively engaged in facility Quality Improvement activities, including compliance with the VA credentialing/privileging process and ensuring that an active Peer Review process is in place for Emergency Medicine Service providers. -Operates a sound personnel performance management system in compliance with the Union Master Agreement and HR policies including VHA labor relations policies. Responsible for, have knowledge of and/or ensuring that the following are current. -Has knowledge of and is in compliance with conflict of interest and ethics policies related to business practices/associations including contracting and procurement regulations. Emergency Department Physician Duties: -Responsible for all aspects of medical care delivered to patients in the ED. -Provide or assist residents, Physician's Assistant, and/or the nurse practitioner in the process of evaluation and treatment of the ED patient, and actively participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to medical interventions. -Evaluate the patient t assess changes in the physical and mental status during their stay in the ED. A note is written in the patient's chart. Notes also include the concurrence with notes written by the resident, Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, and attending notes as appropriate. -Perform outpatient medical evaluations and treatment. -During scheduled hours shall be available for all emergency interventions as part of the ED staff team. -Appropriately credentialed and privilege and participate in various hospital committees, Medicine or Ambulatory Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service and the hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through the VA peer review process. -Responsible for outpatient care, and graduate and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as appropriate. -Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: M-F, 7:30am-4:00pm
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.