Days/Evenings: 6 to 8 weeks. During weekday/evening shifts, 1.0 FTEE emergency physician will cover 40 hours, typically 4 x 10 hours shifts but may include some combination of clinical/administrative period per week, 6-hour evening swing shift, or 10-hour Fast Track shift.
Nights: 2 weeks of nights. When on overnights, 1.0 FTEE emergency physician typically 3 x 12 hours shifts with 1 x 4-hour administrative period per week.
Weekends: 2 weekends (1 scheduled weekend for every 4th weekend) Weekend is defined as Saturday through Monday morning.
Holiday coverage is tracked and rotated among all ED staff including contractors.
Federal Holidays: The following holidays are observed by the Department of Veterans Affairs:
•New Year’s Day
•Martin Luther King’s Birthday
•Any day specifically declared by the President of the United States to be a national holiday.
•Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
•Basic Life Support (BLS)
•Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalency.
•All continuing education courses required for maintaining certification must be kept up to date at all times.