ECHCS Chief Emergency Medicine Physician Opportunity Denver VA Medical Center

  • Position Code
  • Address
    Denver, CO
  • Preferred Specialty
    Emergency Medicine
  • Last Updated
  • CME's Paid
    CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
  • Vacation Time
    26 Days Annually
  • Misc Benefits
    Competitive salary + annual performance bonus of up to $15,000 + guaranteed salary increases Full benefits (see below) Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided No Physician Employment Contract! Whether you¿re interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you¿ll find the VA has a lot
  • Salary
    240000 - 270000
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The Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED), in collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Staff, the physician is responsible for oversight of the ED at the main medical center and provides leadership necessary to maintain an effective and productive workforce and ensures a continuous flow and exchange of information between employees.  Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to: being sure that the ED schedules are appropriate, approving leave and time cards, addressing space issues, labor mapping for the people he/she supervises, and resolving conflicts as they arise.  He/she will supervise the medical center based emergency department physicians as well as the urgent care NPs.  The ED Medical Director exercises supervisory responsibilities such as planning and scheduling work, assuring that timely performance of a satisfactory amount and quality of work, providing clinical support in times of absences, giving advice, counsel, or instructions to individual employees on both clinical and administrative matters, appraising performance and recommending performance standards and ratings, approving leave, and effecting disciplinary measures.  Additionally, assuring compliance with all related regulations and ECHCS policies pertaining to Emergency Medicine and Department of Veterans Affairs.


In addition, the physician is also responsible for all necessary administrative functions of the Emergency Department.  The physician practices in the ED setting at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System at the expert level.  The physician is academically and clinically prepared to be responsible for managing the full spectrum of emergency medicine patients.  Emergency Medicine includes:

·         Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring outcome measures of healthcare problems of patients presenting with emergency medicine concerns.

·         A nonexclusive list includes the following: performing histories and physicals, initiating and adjusting therapeutic regiments, ordering diagnostic and therapeutic tests/studies, initiating consults to specialty services as appropriate, and prescribing medications/supplies in accordance with policy.

·         Physicians have been granted clinical privileges by the Medical Staff

·         The physician will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of ECHCS veterans.  Computer skills are essential as the ECHCS is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults.

·         The Emergency Medicine Physician will be required to lead staff meetings and complete peer review evaluations.  Scope: Emergency Medicine 60%, Administration: 40%.

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