The Dayton VA Medical Center has immediate openings for 2 full-time Physicians (Pulmonologist). To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Additional Requirement: Must be a Board Certified or Board Eligible in Critical Care Medicine. Must have a current ACLS certificate. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["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):Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 208 hours (5.2 weeks) paid annual leave - accrual starting on your first day. 104 hours (2.6 weeks) paid sick leave - accrual starting on your first day (no limit on accrual) 11 paid Federal holidays per year, and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Function/Scope of Position: The intensivist must be committed to the delivery of quality patient focused medical care to the veterans. The physician will ensure that HIPPA and VA standards for patient data privacy and confidentiality are rigorously adhered to. Duties and Responsibilities of Pulmonary-CC Physicians: Providing direct patient care to the veterans which includes ICU coverage, Pulmonary inpatient and outpatient coverage Performing procedures within their scope of practice Supervision of the midlevel providers (PA and NP's) Supervision of the Internal Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Participation in the weekend and holiday calls on a rotating basis. Completion of the medical records in accordance with the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. Performing other duties as assigned by the Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Section. Work Schedule: 8:00AM-4:30PM, rotating nights, weekends, holidays for on-call duty"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.