Physician (Section Chief - Pulmonary-Critical Care & Respiratory Care)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Internal Number: 651815600
The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time (Section Chief - Pulmonary/Critical Care & Respiratory Care) This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. 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. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification OR the ability to attain such prior to entering on duty. Please Note: A copy of the current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Additional Requirements ~ Completion of accredited fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. ~ Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Preferences ~ Board Certified in Internal Medicine. ~ Three or more years in supervisory or managerial position. ~ Five or more years of experience in pulmonary/critical care. ~ Experience in managing bronchoscopy and/or pulmonary function test (PFT) labs. ~ Advanced bronchoscopy skill set including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and navigational bronchoscopy. ~ Previous experience working in an academic setting. ~ Interested in scholarly activities to include scientific research. 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 Functional Requirements ~ Light carrying, under 15 pounds. ~ Reaching above shoulder. ~ Use of fingers. ~ Walking (2 hours). ~ Standing (2 hours). ~ Ability to distinguish basic colors. ~ Ability to distinguish shades of colors. ~ Hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors ~ Radiant energy. ~ Working closely with others. ["The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited facility serving Veterans in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. The VA Medical Center is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Steeped in southern culture, Jackson is home to a multitude of world-class painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines. The city pulses with music from classical to inspirational, home-grown gospel, blues, jazz, rock 'n roll, R&B and more that can be found all around town. Beautifully changing seasons offer numerous fall and holiday events rich with tradition, surprising spring flings for shaking off winter's chill, and laid back summer celebrations that detour off the fast lane. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties/Responsibilities\n~ Oversight of Pulmonary/Critical Care Service, to include Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - Medical Directorship and management of Medical ICU patients, inpatient and outpatient consults, outpatient clinics, lung mass program, bronchoscopy lab, pulmonary function lab, and home oxygen program.\n~ Oversight of Respiratory Therapy Services.\n~ Supervision of pulmonary/critical care physicians, nurse practitioners, technical director of respiratory care, and other potential employees.\n~ Provide inpatient care for Medical ICU patients.\n~ Provide consultative services - inpatient and outpatient settings.\n~ Participate in pulmonary clinics.\n~ Participate in quality improvement projects.\n~ Participate on boards and committees.\n~ Participate in peer review.\n~ Supervise trainees in inpatient and outpatient settings.\n~ Research (optional).\n~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Night/Weekend/Holiday on-call by rotation."]
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