This 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This 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 Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 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. Assess, consult, and treat patients with general pulmonary disorders, in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The staff pulmonologist is responsible for diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients in both settings, as appropriate for care of those patients. Act as the consultant for patients referred to him/her for input about the needed pulmonary care. The pulmonologist will routinely follow patients who need regular or intensive follow up in pulmonary clinic. He/she will consult on those conditions in the inpatient setting, including emergent evaluation/input as requested by the inpatient providers. Pulmonologist is to follow standards of clinical competence and conduct; to also maintain standards through compliance with credentialing and privileging, clinical practice and performance including timely documentation based on accreditation standards, and comply with other quality improvement activities. He/she will have to perform bronchoscopy when indicated. He/she will also be responsible for deciding when it is appropriate to send patients to tertiary care VA hospitals for consideration of lung transplants. Occasionally, patients with terminal COPD may need palliative pain control that will be prescribed and overseen in the pulmonology clinic, and includes signing of monthly narcotic prescriptions based on a narcotic agreement. All Staff Pulmonary-Critical Care Physicians will report to the Section of Pulmonary-Critical Care, Medicine Service, who is responsible for the overall clinical and administrative function of the Pulmonary-Critical Care staff. During scheduled tour hours, staff Pulmonary-Critical Care physicians shall be available for all urgent assessments and interventions as part of the inpatient care team. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with rotating nights, weekends, holidays and on-call schedule.
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