Seeking A Talented Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician to Lead the MICU in Beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM are actively recruiting a Board Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) physician for Chief, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center in Albuquerque. Proven leadership and academic/teaching experiences are required to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes, and train our future colleagues. Selected candidate must qualify for a faculty appointment at UNM, Albuquerque, be involved with teaching of PCCM fellows in our accredited fellowship program along with medical students, residents & other learners and providers. The selected candidate will report directly to the Section Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, MNVAHCS. NMVAHCS is a part of the VA Desert Pacific Network (VISN22), comprised of 8 health care system and 65 community clinics serving 1.5 million veterans in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, and facilities in Nevada and Hawaii.
As the MICU Chief, the selected candidate will provide managerial leadership, planning, organization, staffing, coordination and evaluation for MICU activities. The MICU Chief will ensure the ethical and competent practice of PCCM, oversee Process Improvement/Quality Assurance/Utilization Review projects and other administrative duties as assigned; keep current with the Critical Care literature, develop performance metrics and monitor outcomes in clinical care; implement evidence-based protocols/guidelines and other process improvement activities; collaborate with other service line leadership to improve and streamline patient care delivery; collaborate with Fellowship and Residency Program Directors at the NMVAHCS and UNM, oversee educational activities in the MICU and provide guidance to trainees and allied health care professionals.
This position includes both inpatient and outpatient activities. Work schedule/tour of duty is comprised of attending 1 week of MICU per month, 7-10 weeks of inpatient Pulmonary Consult service per year and 2 half day of outpatient Pulmonary clinics per week while not on the MICU services.
As a faculty member and clinician educator, scholarly and educational activities will be strongly supported. The MICU Chief should have outstanding PCCM skills combined with a passion for teaching and scholarship. Previous post-training academic experience (at least 3-5 years), a history of publication in peer-reviewed PCCM journals, and interests in clinical/outcome research are preferred.
US citizenship with current, full and unrestricted license to practice Medicine or Surgery in the U.S. (any state) and no history of revocations or suspension are required. Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected.
Board Certification/eligibility in Critical Care/Pulmonary Medicine are required.
Albuquerque the Land of Enchantment allows you to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage. Native American, Hispanic & Latino, Anglo and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life. You will always know you're someplace special, whether you're eating at one of our traditional New Mexican restaurants, shopping at one of the thousands of shops and galleries around town, enjoying our world-class visual and performing arts, or playing on the best golf courses in the Southwest. Nowhere is the confluence of past and present more dramatic than here in Albuquerque, where the modern city skyline is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains and an endless, timeless blue sky.
Albuquerque’s spectacular weather—with 310 days of sunshine—perfect for outdoor activities, including biking, skiing and hiking. Our incomparable weather and scenery also make Albuquerque the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Balloons dot our clear blue skies throughout the year, revealing a myriad of colors.
At night, Albuquerque is bathed in the glow of neon signs, relics of the city's role along historic Route 66. Locals and visitors enjoy kicking up their heels in our bustling downtown entertainment district, taking in a show by one of our international theater and dance companies, and visiting the many casinos surrounding the metropolitan area.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS)
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.