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Virginia Commonwealth University Health


Department of Emergency Medicine


Pediatric Physician


The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking BC/BP applicants for available faculty and fellowship positions including a Research Director, and specialists in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides treatment for 88,000 patients per year and serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. Emergency Physicians manage a wide range of acute medical illnesses and injuries from neonates through geriatric patients. The department is nationally recognized for innovative management of chest pain, major trauma, medical management of EMS and for providing medical direction for aeromedical transport. In addition, the Virginia Poison Center is a division component of this department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in providing core curriculum lectures to medical students, interns, and resident level trainees
- Participate in ACLS, PALS and ATLS courses
- Provide direct patient care within the emergency department, supervising all trainees, non licensed providers, and non-physician credentialed providers that provide patient care
- Presents themselves as being professional and courteous to all patients, department staff and members of the hospital community
- Document each patient encounter with a timely, comprehensive, legible note of the ED visit
- Abides by the department's operational manual, policies and procedures
- Provide bedside clinical teaching to all trainees within the Emergency Department
- Participates proportionally when required with other department physicians to fill uncovered shifts due to illness, disasters, and overwhelming acute patient volumes.
- Participate in nursing, housestaff, medical student and paramedic educational programs
- Participates in Departmental research projects
- Participate as a representative of the VCU Health System


QUALIFICIATIONS:
- Board Eligible or Board Certification in Emergency Medicine
- Graduate from an Emergency Medicine Residency Program. (Can be waived if possesses current Board Certification in Emergency Medicine)
- Completion of an Emergency Medicine residency within 3 years. If beyond 3 years of completing accredited Emergency Medicine residency program, must have completed 1500 hours of clinical activity in the past 3 years in an Emergency Department of comparable size, volume, and patient acuity. (Can be waived at the discretion of the Chair)
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.