This position is for a licensed independent practitioner who will perform both clinical and administrative roles in collaboration with the Chief of Medicine and Medicine Service Administrative Officer (AO). The Supervisory Pulmonologist is responsible for the overall operation of the Cardiology-Pulmonology Services overseeing operations including budget and fiscal management, HR management, strategic planning, and program development. 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 You will be responsible for the supervision, administrative management and direction of the Cardiology-Pulmology section of the VA Texas Valley Bend Health Care System. You have responsibility for the general or technical supervision of all clinical programs and overall technical and administrative oversight of Cardiologists, Echo Technicians, Pulmonologists, and Respiratory Therapists. Clinical programs include Cardiology (non-invasive), pulmonology testing, diagnostic studies; X-rays, electromyography (EMG), electrocardiograms (EKG), pulmonary function testing, and C-PAP fitting. In addition, the Supervisory Pulmonologist ensures that work assignments of the other members of a clinical team are carried out by performing a range of administrative duties. You will provide a full range of Pulmonary evaluations to determine the type and degree of illnesses within the Pulmonary scope. The incumbent is fully responsible for provision of the full range of diagnostic Pulmonary services to adult Veterans with complex health issues related to the pulmonary system. You ensure cardiology, and pulmonology staff are aware and adhere to all local VCB policies and procedures, VHA Directives, Joint Commission standards, State licensure standards, applicable accreditation requirements and VA-OIG expectations. You will conduct on going intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by the governing and accreditation bodies. The Supervisory Pulmonologist advises leadership on policy implications, key issues, and relationships to both internal and external interest groups, and recommends courses of action. You will maintain interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals. In addition to other responsibilities you will coordinate and negotiate resolutions to complex problems; prepares special reports and responses, Congressional responses, and other correspondence service related as necessary. If selected you will coordinate with other disciplines concerning total patient care using professional knowledge and skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles, and methodology. You may provide orientation/training of medical staff, assist in orientation and training of Pulmonary staff and training and supervision of students, trainees, and fellows, providing feedback on progress toward established educational goals. Keeps current with theory and practice through continuing education programs, journals, textbooks, and other literature and in-service programs. The incumbent also provides patients and family education including informed consent. Applicants with the preferred experience are highly desired, At least three to five years of professional supervisory pulmonary experience, preferably in VA or the Department of Defense. Advanced experience providing a full range of pulmonary evaluations to determine the type and degree of illnesses within the cardiology scope. Advance experience providing contemporary pulmonary practices Extensive experience with pulmonary budgetary requirements, fiscal planning, workload projections, and productivity measures. Extensive experience with pulmonary regulations and preparation for accreditation surveys, e.g., The Joint Commission, OIG, CARF. NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled or closed at the request of management. Applications will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm Travel: Intermittent travel required to visit other CBOC's in healthcare system. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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