The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System (VAPSHCS) and the University of Washington Division of Pulmonary, Critical Careand Sleep are actively recruiting for a full-time, 12-month indefinite faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on the clinician teacher pathway. This position will be based at the VAPSHCS. Candidates should be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pulmonary and in Critical Care Medicine. The primary clinical focus of this position will be in the lung transplant program, but this person will also attend on the general pulmonary and ICU services. There will be inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities with teaching impact are available including Medical Director of the Chest Clinic at the VA Puget Sound. The preferred candidate will have a primary clinical and academic interest in lung transplantation and a strong scholarly interest in medical education.
The selected candidate will have a faculty appointment within the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington. The selected candidate will be expected to teach medical students, residents, fellows, and other providers and to have a scholarly interest in medical education, for example the development and testing of new educational techniques, methods and approaches, and/or demonstrated scholarly excellence within an area of clinical medicine.
The VAPSHS is a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1A/high complexity, 231 bed facility serving veterans in Pacific Northwest. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
Board Certification in pulmonary and critical care preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System, with divisions in Tacoma (American Lake) and Seattle, is the largest and most comprehensive VA facility in the Pacific Northwest region. It is closely associated with its affiliated academic partner, the University of Washington. The lung transplant program at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System is one of the two VA lung transplant programs in the country, and treats patients referred from the entire nation. It is tightly integrated with the UW lung transplant program, one of the leading transplant programs in the US. In addition to the transplant program, the VA Pulmonary section is at the forefront of medical education scholarship and hosts one of the major research programs in health services and utilization in the country. The Section is a key part of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep at the University of Washington, a global leader in treatment and research of lung diseases, including interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, acute lung injury, global health, medical education and more. Our pulmonary and critical care fellowship is one of the most competitive in the country and includes a medical educator track, based at the VA Pulmonary section.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package that includes paid time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant
Additional Salary Information: 26 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, 10 federal holidays, 5 days paid absence to attend CME's
Internal Number: 003
About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Hank Laguatan
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
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