The Pulmonologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases associated with the lungs. Pulmonology is a subspecialty of internal medicine, which also involves the evaluation of the bronchial tubes and the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, pharynx and throat. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Providing 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 management 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 if utilized. Quality of care should meet professional standards at all times. Excellent communication-, critical thinking-, and problem-solving skills. Is well-informed about the latest and most effective treatments related to pulmonary care. Possesses the ability to develop treatment plans to meet the specific needs of a patient, which could range from medication to the use of a mechanical ventilator. Works well with others, as pulmonologists often collaborate with thoracic surgeons and/or acute care physicians to organize a treatment plan for a patient. It is the responsibility of the Pulmonologist for the upkeep of licensures, certificates and educational requirements deemed necessary to continue practicing pulmonary care at the medical center and/or institution. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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 reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 800am-430pm
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