* Initial evaluation of patients with sleep disorders mostly in the outpatient setting
* Management of treatment of patients with sleep disorders
* Follow up care post treatment of patients with sleep disorders
Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of Pulmonary Service. These include clinical and administrative management, either directly or through delegated authority of the following:
* Initial evaluation of patients with pulmonary disorders
* Management of treatment of patients with pulmonary disorders
* Follow up care post treatment of patients with pulmonary disorders
* Consultation with other services of patients with pulmonary disorders
* Provide emergency care 24 hours a day 365 days a year
* Research initiatives
* Resident supervision/education
Required knowledge Base:
* Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Additional valuable knowledge base:
* Preferable if candidate has interest and experience in diagnosis and management of patients with overlap syndrome (COPD plus Obstructive Sleep Apnea), Narcolepsy, Parasomnias and Insomnia
* Provides direct patient care as a consultant in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards and will participate in the Pulmonary Service on call schedule.
* Works with and is supported by Pulmonary and Medicine Service leadership.
* Provides patients with accurate and compassionate treatment.
* Responsible for providing services in an efficient, high-quality, cost effective manner within budget allocation.
* Works directly with Chief of Pulmonary to assist in ensuring adequate and appropriate staffing.
* Works with the Chief of Pulmonary and other staff as appropriate, supports operations issues/problems resolution in a logical, step-wise fashion. Participates in a forum in which staff identify, communicate and resolve issues related to Pulmonary, Medicine Service, Medical Center ancillary and support operations and VISN-wide mandates.
* Works with the Chief of Pulmonary and other disciplines as necessary to support, contribute to and implement policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans and initiatives.
* Seeks and enhances opportunities to promote and strengthen the Medical Center's and VISN goals. Responsible for implementing the goal of improving care for patients within the Medical Center and VISN.
* Has basic understanding of managed care practices, including health care finance, billing, coding and documentation. Has knowledge, ability and willingness to use and promote the dissemination among clinical staff of current automated technology for Health Information Management Sections (HIMS), patient data tracking, patient orders, etc.
* Contributes to the development, maintenance and enhancement of relations with internal and external entities including but not limited to: medical and nursing schools, therapist training programs, local public and private health care entities, colleagues in other Patient Services and Integrated Services such as Information Technology, Laboratory, and Business Office, labor, and VISN.
* Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, and other assignments, meetings or committees.
* Performance reflects and demonstrates support of the Chief of Pulmonary, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Medical Center Director's, VISN Network and national goals.
* Participates in regular peer review activities.
* Must be alert to patient's condition and disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so harm does not come to the patient.
* Maintains patient records and files. Follows HIPPA guidelines regarding patient information.
* Ensures timely completion of daily clinic notes with accurate documentation and coding of service rendered.
* Follows established safety practices and reports to Chief as promptly as possible to unsafe conditions, unsafe practices or any occupational illness or injury sustained. Adheres to all safety and health standards, regulations and work practices. Uses proper protective equipment as required.
* Participates in quality assurance (QA) activities to include and provide data collection, data analysis and trends, and reports on changes based on data collection.
* Hospital Identification Badge is worn in accordance with hospital regulations.
* Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Days
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a 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 eligible for sleep
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850 - See Link Below) *Other Veterans Document *Resume *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1942019.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.