The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona provides Sleep services, Veteran patients. The Medicine Service Line requires a Staff SLEEP Physician to provide Sleep services for the Medicine Specialty Clinic and sleep medicine section. **Periodically, lists of eligible applicants can be requested by the selecting officials prior to the closing date of the announcement. Announcement can close prior to the closing date if an ideal applicant is selected.** The PVAHCS Medical Center needs a Staff Sleep Physician in Sleep services five days per week. Clinic services are required five days per week which includes patient examinations, patient education for procedure preparation, contacting patients with procedure results, and consult triaging. The Sleep physician will need to manage and perform the following items: Comprehensive evaluation and management of patients presenting with sleep disorders by clinical history, physical examination, and other criteria. Interpretation of polysomnograms, multiple sleep latency tests, and home sleep apnea tests, including actigraphy and overnight pulse oximetry reports and other sleep related diagnostic tests Complete sleep-inpatient and outpatient consultations and evaluations; attend the sleep disorder clinics and sleep telemedicine program; and participate in sleep research projects. Complete an accredited sleep medicine fellowship or be American Board of Internal Medicine certified or board eligible in the specialty of sleep medicine. Active participation in training and supervision of sleep and pulmonary fellows, and residents, in addition to precepting medical students and other trainees in the field of sleep medicine Active participation in the clinical, educational and research missions of the section and should qualify for an academic appointment at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix. Coordination with the faculty members and faculty education enrichment as required by the facility and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ADGME). Active participation in Quality Improvement processes to improve patient flow; clinic utilization and scheduling procedures; sleep section efficiency by reducing clinic cancellations/overtime usage; patient access with; expansion of operation hours; and patient and employee satisfaction. Give at least 2 formal lectures in the sleep and pulmonary fellowship program each academic year. Active participation in the medicine section and VA facility-wide committee meetings. Coordinate with the site director of the fellowship regarding training in sleep medicine; fostering an environment that is conducive to faculty and fellow interactions to improve quality of care by achieving excellence in delivery of care to patients with sleep disorders. Active participation in intramural and extramural research projects. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.