Part Time Emergency Medicine Practice Opportunity

VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Facility: VA Connecticut Healthcare System 
Address: 950 Campbell Avenue 
West Haven, CT 06516 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Emergency Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Seeking Emergency Room Physician to Care for our Veterans

West Haven, Connecticut

VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine

VA Connecticut Healthcare System seeks a part time (.5) Emergency Department attending physician for Emergency Department coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT.  The West Haven campus is a level 1A facility and Primary Care/Specialty clinics with a 24/7 Emergency Department that receives ambulances form the surrounding community and has an annual census of approximately 14,000 visits and is a major academic affiliate of Yale University.

It serves a defined population of CT Veterans, approximately 55,000 with an Emergency Department caseload composed primarily of adult medicine/surgery and behavioral health urgencies with very few pediatric and obstetric presentations.

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 to serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.


Part time ED attending physician for ED coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT. Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled. Emergency and urgent care patients. Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation. Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate. Evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies in both the West Haven

Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED) and local non-VA mental health facilities. Coordinate transfers of urgent care patients from the Newington facility to VA or community hospitals for appropriate care. Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and other ED mid-levels. Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Participate on committees of the Medical staff. Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings.

Work Schedule:
 May include evenings, weekends and holidays


  • US Citizenship
  • Unrestricted License (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation
  • BC or BE in Emergency Medicine highly preferred but Family and Internal Medicine Physicians with significant ER experience will be considered. 

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564. The West Haven shore is one of the state’s foremost locations to observe rare shorebirds, serving as a migratory route for some of the most endangered bird species.

The Sandy Point Beach & Bird Sanctuary, one of the sites featured on the Connecticut Coastal Birding Trail, has been designated an “important bird area” by Audubon Connecticut. The estuary is also where Sammy the harp seal has been spotted.

Historic Bradley Point Park, boasting scenic panoramas of Long Island Sound, marks the area where invading British troops landed on July 5, 1779, and now serves as a haven for picnickers and passive recreation. The shoreline is just minutes from the downtown business and entertainment district.

If interested in learning more information about this position please email an updated CV to  or call Sam Wright VHA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at 334-294-6130

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 with the integration of the VA medical centers in West Haven and Newington. VA Connecticut serves Veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven campus is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level One Facility. The Newington campus is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic and Winsted. Vet Centers are located in Danbury, Hartford, Norwich and New Haven. VA Connecticut HCS is a member of the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1) headquartered in Bedford, Mass. In fiscal year 2015, VA Connecticut served more than 59,000 patients.



VA Connecticut is affiliated with many institutions of higher education. The primary affiliations are with the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. A Nursing Academy is based at the West Haven campus in partnership with the Fairfield University School of Nursing.

Authorized Beds



The VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1), which includes VA Connecticut, is accredited by the The Joint Commission. VA Connecticut is accredited in the Hospital Accreditation Program, Long Term Care, Behavioral Health, Home Care and Ambulatory Care. VA Connecticut is also accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. The Errera Community Care Center Programs and the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center are accredited by Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Laboratory Service is accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Research and National Programs

VA Connecticut conducts research in psychiatry, medicine, surgery, neurology and related basic sciences. National Veterans Health Administration programs at VA Connecticut include the following:

  • Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC)
  • Coordinating Center for Cooperative Studies Program
  • National Virology Reference Laboratory
  • National Laboratory for Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
  • Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
  • National Center for PTSD
  • National Center for Research in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • VA/Yale Center for Neuroscience and Nerve Regeneration
  • Clinical Epidemiology Center


Specialized Program

VA Connecticut also has the following specialized program, which is recognized nationally and regionally as the best offered in the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • Single PhotoEmission Computerized Tomography SPECT, which provides state of the art imaging for medical care and research in biology, psychiatry, cardiology and oncology.

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