Subspecialty Medicine Physician - Pulmonologist/Critical Care: This position falls under the Specialty Medicine Service Line at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines and performs duties as a pulmonologist in the inpatient and outpatient settings. This is an open and continues announcement. Eligible applicants will be referred every week. If the position is filled before the closing date, the announcement will be removed from USA Staffing. The Pulmonologist/Critical Care position at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines performs duties as a pulmonologist in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: · Provide consultative services and follow up for inpatient and outpatient pulmonary patients. On Call duty will be assigned as needed, primarily for the coverage of inpatients. Participation in special projects pertinent to assigned sub-specialty, such as palliative care program, multidisciplinary cancer care program, chronic disease managem4ent program, may be needed. Inpatient discharge planning to include collaboration with the hospitalists and proper hand off at the end of shifts, as necessary. Inpatient progress notes and specific documentation for resident supervision is required. Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times. Work Schedule: Administrative Days, Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP is authorized. Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Recruitment or relocation incentives are not authorized for this position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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