The Section of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care in the Internal Medicine Service at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM is seeking an interventional pulmonologists/Intensivist. The incumbent will provide both outpatient and inpatient pulmonary/thoracic consultative care encompassing general Pulmonary. 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. Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with advance training and completion of an accredited Interventional Pulmonology fellowship or equivalent. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico based upon qualifications and 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. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted. ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will remain on file through December 31, 2023. Eligible applicants will be referred each month as vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Performing specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as rigid bronchoscopy with stent placement for malignant and benign respiratory diseases, multimodality endobronchial therapy with laser, electrocautery and/or cryotherapy, placement of endobronchial valves for malignant and benign lung diseases. Performing advanced bronchoscopy with diagnosis and staging of lung cancer including, but not limited to: Endobronchial ultrasound. Medical thoracoscopy for diagnosis and management of malignant or benign pleural diseases such as early management of empyema. Placement of Pleurx catheter for fluid drainage. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for the following: Expanding/managing the lung nodule/lesion clinic. Participating and leading weekly Multi-disciplinary Thoracic conferences. Facilitating related educational/clinical activities. Supervising trainees and advance practice providers, and playing an integral role in the lung cancer screening program. Participating in shared ICU coverage and night/weekend calls. Performing other duties as assigned."]
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