The Division of Pulmonary, and Critical Care at the VA Medical Center, Salisbury NC is seeking a Physician with training, interest, and expertise in critical care medicine (internal medicine) to function as the Director of Critical Care at the Salisbury VAMC. The Physician is to join a multidisciplinary team that includes pulmonary and critical care physicians, ICU Physician Assistants and Hospitalists in providing critical care services for both medical and surgical patients. The incumbent is expected to be involved in direct patient care and providing preceptorship for residents and medical students. The Physician functions independently providing leadership and medical oversight of all ICU operations with regular updates to the section chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Administrative duties include chairing the critical care committee, participating in the code blue committee, and providing daily oversight to ICU operations and physician assistant staff. When not providing ICU care, the incumbent will also perform other clinical duties including serving as an attending pulmonologist, performing inpatient and outpatient consultations, interpreting PFTs, teaching medical students, and supervising residents and fellows. A fully supported EBUS and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy program is available on site. A candidate with Interest and proficiency in bronchoscopy is desirable and would join a robust team of advanced bronchoscopists as part of the thoracic oncology program. Sleep medicine can be included in the position but is not required. Applicants should have leadership skills and motivation to provide oversight of administrative operations, clinical care, and teaching with responsibilities that include the supervision of fellows from Wake Forest University Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. The Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine program is highly focused on outcomes and strongly encourages research activity. There are opportunities for leadership in clinical trials. Candidates will have academic appointments with Wake Forest University commensurate on the level of experience and interest. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Duties included but not limited to: 1. Administrative: a) Serves as Medical Director of Intensive Care Program b) Serves as Director of Medicine Service Clinical Simulation Lab/Medical Education c) Provides oversight to Advance Practice Providers in the Pulmonary-ICU service d) Provides teaching and supervision for the medical students, residents and fellows rotating through the pulmonary-ICU service. e) Chairs and attends medical center committees as assigned by the Chief Medicine Service f) Operates as a leave approving official g) Participates in the selection of new staff and conducts annual performance evaluations for existing staff. h) Revises work schedules and assignments to promote productivity and coverage. i) Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance quality of care. 2. Clinical: a) Provides quality patient-centered care for ICU patients. b) Provides quality patient-centered care in outpatient clinics. c) Professionally collaborates with other health professionals and medical center staff. d) Occasionally admits patients as staff attending on general medicine wards in rare instances were coverage is needed. e) Serves as staff attending for Pulmonary Specialty consult service. f) Participates in multidisciplinary care rounds Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:45a.m.-4:30p.m.
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