Position is an academic position and the candidate must qualify for academic standing and scholarly activities.
Overview of Intensivist Duties: In conjunction with the Surgical or Medical attending physician and other consultants, the Pulmonologist/Intensivist (hereafter PI) directs the care of all patients in the Intensive Care Unit. The PI provides continuous vigilance; early intervention and ongoing care with the goal to decrease ICU related morbidity and mortality. In addition, the PI proactively communicates with the other members of the team to assure optimal results.
-Examine and evaluate each patient soon after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of assessment and recommendations
-Perform and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all patients.
-Write ICU orders in addition to the admitting physician orders as deemed necessary for optimal care.
-Perform and document subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on daily rounds once every twenty-four hours and as needed.
-Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all Intensive Care Unit patients.
-Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) per hospital policy.
-Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges.
-Respond to all cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, assuming the role of the Code Team Leader.
-Sign out to the oncoming physician to assure an informed transition of care. Complete off-duty summary notes when leaving ICU service.
-Assist in the appropriate transfer of patients within the Medical Center and, as possible, with transfer to other facilities.
-Participate in patient care rounds daily with the charge nurse, pharmacy, dietary, case management, respiratory care, pastoral care ICU nursing staff.
Overview of Pulmonologist Duties: When not scheduled for Intensivist duties, the PI will assume the role of consulting pulmonologist. As such s/he will perform inpatient/outpatient procedures, inpation/outpatient consultations, inpatient/outpatient follow-up care.
-Diagnosis, treat and manage patients with pulmonary diseases according to accepted standards of care.
-Perform outpatient Consultations in Pulmonary Clinic (8 to 15 patients per day)
-Provide inpatient Pulmonary Consultations
-Perform invasive procedures for which s/he has been granted privileges
-Perform Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews as requested
-May admit ICU patients critically ill with pulmonary diseases and/or requiring assisted ventilation
-Interpret pulmonary function tests
-Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff
-Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care
-Attending ICU Committee meetings. Develop/update ICU policies and procedures
-Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization
-Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews
-Attend Medical Service staff meeting and Medical/Dental staff meetings
-Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules/Regulations of the Medical Staff
-Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments
-Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine
Overview of Academic Duties: Physician must participate in the academic affiliation with the University to include education of the medical students, advanced practitioners, residents, and fellows. Responsibilities will include conducting formal multidisciplinary rounds, overseeing the education of trainees with medical assessment and procedural skills, providing feedback and evaluation of trainees, participation in didactics such as grand rounds, morning conference, morbidity/mortality conference, lecture series, and journal club with evidence based medicine. Consideration will be given to candidates who have academic appointments or teaching experience.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with on-call duties on the weekend, night and holiday coverage as necessary.Basic Requirements:
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- Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
- Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pulmonology
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1957769.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.