The James H. Quillen VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible pulmonary and critical care physician. Sleep board certification preferred but not required. Advanced bronchosopy skill set including EBUS and Navigational Bronchoscopy is also preferred. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Medicine Duties include but are not limited to: This physician should assist the process improvement and quality assurance projects of the ICU. In this role, the incumbents will provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families and demonstrate excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards. This would include clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division in a way that contributes to the mission and goals of the organization. The incumbents will provide consultative feedback and management on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics, and perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care. Physicians would participate as valued chairpersons or members on committees that impact the hospital delivery of care. Physicians will engage in management of patients in the intensive care unit ( ICU) and provide pulmonary consultation services on an outpatient basis including interpretation of pulmonary function tests. They will be expected to participate in equitable call coverage on a rotating basis with other full-time pulmonary and critical care attendings. Physicians will improve clinic access to veterans with pulmonary disease by providing both direct care and supervision of advanced practice providers. An appointment with our affiliate(ETSU), is available to qualified applicants. The incumbents are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. The incumbents are expected to adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes and timely interpretation and closure of diagnostic reports, consults, and clinic encounters. In addition, the incumbents are expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with Hospitalists, Primary Care Providers, nursing staff, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other sub-specialists and ancillary staff. The ideal candidates will help to ensure that the highest quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (7:30am - 4:30pm)
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.