The Department of Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is recruiting for a Chief of Emergency Medicine Services. VAPORHCS is the number one growing level 1A tertiary VA Hospital in the Nation. VAPORHCS consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver, WA, and nine outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest Oregon. VAPORHCS provides a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient, long-term, and emergent care, serving nearly 90,000 veterans annually. VAPORHCS is proud to host 12 national-level Centers of Excellence that lead research efforts across a wide spectrum of medical specialties
The Chief of Emergency Medicine Services is responsible for the clinical operations of the VAPORHCS Emergency Department (ED). The Chief of Emergency Medicine Services is accountable to the Deputy Director, Patient Care Services for the delivery of high quality, cost?efficient, and safe care while meeting or exceeding performance goals and doing so with the highest ethical standards. Last year, the Emergency Medicine Service saw 29,000 patients with an admission rate in excess of 20 percent. To accomplish its mission, the Service includes 17.8 FTE, with a mix of 12 physicians, 4 mid-level providers and 1 administrative employee. The Department is staffed with board certified Emergency Medicine physicians at all times. We seek a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with a track record of administrative and clinical operations leadership. Additional responsibilities include support of medical education programs and faculty research. The new Chief will have the opportunity to be involved in the construction of a new ED. Our employees enjoy the most progressive benefits packages available, which includes liberal vacation leave, sick leave, military leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (401K), flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and much more!
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Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Applicants are invited to send a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Mark S. Chesnutt, M.D. () or for additional details regarding this position, please contact me at or call .
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