Pulmonary-Critical Care (CC) Physician Medicine Service. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certification or board eligibility in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Sleep Board Certification will be an added consideration Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation ["General Description of Assigned Duties: The Medicine Service provides care in multiple settings: inpatient medicine units, intensive care units (ICU's), outpatient specialty clinics, and the Emergency Department (ED). Pulmonary-CC Physicians assigned to the pulmonary consult service or ICU's provide acute evaluation and care for inpatients in those settings. Pulmonary-CC physicians assigned to the outpatient specialty clinics provide evaluation, consultation, and direct care for outpatients in that setting and/or the ED. Physicians are eligible for clinical appointment at Wright State University School of Medicine. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian Huhman Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nThis position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Function/Scope of Position\nPulmonary-CC physicians are able to perform all services required in the practice of Pulmonary-CC medicine in the context of the VA system and their clinical privileges. They are to document appropriately in the electronic record. Duties and Responsibilities of Pulmonary-CC Physicians: Pulmonary-Critical Care Physicians will be expected to see patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings, They are ultimately responsible for the oversight of all aspects of pulmonary and critical care delivered to their assigned patients. Pulmonary-Critical Care physicians are expected to perform a variety of endoscopic (bronchoscopy with biopsy, Endobronchial ultrasound) and percutaneous procedures (thoracentesis, paracentesis, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, central venous line placement, etc.) in accordance with local VA credentialing and privileging requirements related to their individual areas of expertise. Staff Pulmonary-CC physicians will be supervising residents, medical students, physician assistant and nurse practitioners working under them in the proper evaluation and treatment of the patient.. Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM, rotating nights, weekends, holidays for on-call duty"]
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