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Physician-Pulmonologist-Intensivist

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

Position is an academic position and the candidate must qualify for academic standing and scholarly activities. Overview of Intensivist Duties: In conjunction with the Surgical or Medical attending physician and other consultants, the Pulmonologist/Intensivist (hereafter PI) directs the care of all patients in the Intensive Care Unit. The PI provides continuous vigilance; early intervention and ongoing care with the goal to decrease ICU related morbidity and mortality. In addition, the PI proactively communicates with the other members of the team to assure optimal results. -Examine and evaluate each patient soon after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of assessment and recommendations -Perform and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all patients. -Write ICU orders in addition to the admitting physician orders as deemed necessary for optimal care. -Perform and document subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on daily rounds once every twenty-four hours and as needed. -Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all Intensive Care Unit patients. -Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) per hospital policy. -Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges. -Respond to all cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, assuming the role of the Code Team Leader. -Sign out to the oncoming physician to assure an informed transition of care. Complete off-duty summary notes when leaving ICU service. -Assist in the appropriate transfer of patients within the Medical Center and, as possible, with transfer to other facilities. -Participate in patient care rounds daily with the charge nurse, pharmacy, dietary, case management, respiratory care, pastoral care ICU nursing staff. Overview of Pulmonologist Duties: When not scheduled for Intensivist duties, the PI will assume the role of consulting pulmonologist. As such s/he will perform inpatient/outpatient procedures, inpatient/outpatient consultations, inpatient/outpatient follow-up care. -Diagnosis, treat and manage patients with pulmonary diseases according to accepted standards of care. -Perform outpatient Consultations in Pulmonary Clinic (8 to 15 patients per day) -Provide inpatient Pulmonary Consultations -Perform invasive procedures for which s/he has been granted privileges -Perform Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews as requested -May admit ICU patients critically ill with pulmonary diseases and/or requiring assisted ventilation -Interpret pulmonary function tests -Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff -Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care -Attending ICU Committee meetings. Develop/update ICU policies and procedures -Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization -Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews -Attend Medical Service staff meeting and Medical/Dental staff meetings -Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules/Regulations of the Medical Staff -Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments -Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine Overview of Academic Duties: Physician must participate in the academic affiliation with the University to include education of the medical students, advanced practitioners, residents, and fellows. Responsibilities will include conducting formal multidisciplinary rounds, overseeing the education of trainees with medical assessment and procedural skills, providing feedback and evaluation of trainees, participation in didactics such as grand rounds, morning conference, morbidity/mortality conference, lecture series, and journal club with evidence based medicine. Consideration will be given to candidates who have academic appointments or teaching experience. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm with on-call duties on the weekend, night and Holiday coverage as necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic 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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pulmonology 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking (1 hour), standing (1 hour), near vision correctable to 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, hearing (aid permitted), emotional/mental stability, working inside and outside, working closely with others, working alone, working with hands in water, protracted or irregular hours of work, slippery or uneven walking surfaces. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
      • Cover Letter
      • DD-214
      • OF-306
      • VA Form 10-2850
      • Other Veterans Document
      • Resume
      • SF-15
      • SF-50
      • Transcript

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