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Emergency Medicine Physician
Ref No.: 17-00053
Category: Physicians
Location: Dallas, Texas
Start Date: 03/30/2017
Emergency Medicine Physician
Come to the 14th wealthiest city in the world!

The Community - Dallas, TX
Dallas's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which had a population of 6,954,330 as of July 1, 2014. The metropolitan economy is the sixth largest in the United States, with a 2013 real GDP of $448 billion. In 2013, the metropolitan area led the nation with the largest year-over-year increase in employment, and advanced to become the fourth-largest employment center in the nation (behind New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago) with more than three million non-farm jobs. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistics. The city is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. In the latest rankings released in 2013, Dallas was rated as a "beta plus" world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network, and was 14th in world rankings of GDP by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
 
Dallas VA Medical Center
VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is a progressive health care provider in the heart of Texas. Poised as VA's second largest health care system, we serve more than 117,000 Veterans and deliver 1.4 million outpatient episodes of care each year to Veterans in 38 Texas counties and two counties in southern Oklahoma. We have about 5,000 employees and 1,700 community volunteers who are driven by the passion to serve our Veterans.
 
Requirements (duties include, but are not limited to)
  • Initial evaluation, emergent treatment and management of minor wound care, respiratory illness, gastrointestinal illness, burns, musculoskeletal trauma, dermatological illness, ENT, eye and urological problems.
  • Initial evaluation, emergent treatment and management of abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Initial evaluation, emergent treatment and management of cardiovascular disorders
  • Initial evaluation, emergent treatment and management of emergent disorders of psychiatric origin including depression, anxiety reactions, suicide and psychosis.
  • Initial evaluation, emergent treatment and management of emergent OB/GYN disorders such as trauma, infection and pregnancy (ectopic and intra-uterine)
  • Review all admissions to inpatient hospital care recommended by Mid-level (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) provider
  • Perform in the VAMC emergency department when safe and appropriate to do so for various procedures
  • Provide consultation with and instruction to referring physicians regarding appropriate indications for procedures so that the most expeditious and clinically appropriate work-up can be done
  • Determine the appropriate course of treatment and communicate in person or by phone with the referring clinicians
  • Follow all established medication policies and procedures
  • Provide discharge education and follow up instructions that are coordinated with the next care setting for all emergency department patients
  • Provide care consistent with the national standard of care, based on best clinical judgment, VA/VHA clinical guidelines, VA/VHA directives, pertinent VA/VHA performance measures and guidelines. 
  • 95% of the time involved in direct patient care
Qualifications
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience practicing Emergency medicine in a hospital as defined by 1,000 hours.
  • Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine as defined by the following: 1) Board certified by either the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), 2) physicians eligible for regaining ABEM certification, 3) board eligible (BE) Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians as defined by ABEM's Jan 2015 definition (within 5 years of graduating from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited EM residency).
  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must have and maintain a current DEA certificate.
  • Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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