The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC), in affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), is seeking a Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Internal Medicine board-certified or eligible physician to join its growing academic Pulmonary Section within Medical Care Line. The candidate must be proficient in all cores of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep interventions; expertise in Interventional Pulmonology is highly desirable. The applicant must have a strong academic background including an active translational or applied basic science research program and a consistent publication record. Priority will be given to candidates with successful extramural research grant applications and with research relevant to critical care medicine. The applicant is expected to fulfill the clinical, research, and educational missions of our section, and should qualify for academic tenure-track appointment at BCM at the Assistant /Associate Professor level. MEDVAMC is ranked highest in complexity among VA medical centers, and BCM is ranked among the top 20 medical schools for funding by the National institutes of Health.
As a Pulmonology physician with our Sleep Section, you will be responsible to provide comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients. You will be responsible for examining, diagnosing, and treating sleep and breathing disorders and diseases of outpatients seen in the clinic. Clinic services are required five days per week which includes patient examinations, patient education for procedure preparation, contacting patients with procedure results, and consult triaging. Pulmonary clinic and scheduled procedures will occur during normal work hours, see below, weekend coverage may be required on a rotating basis, and some on call may be required. You will perform a wide range of medical duties covering all aspects of disorders involving sleep medicine that is of moderate to severe complexity. You will be responsible for interpreting in-lab sleep studies, oximetries, be the attending in the sleep clinic supervising fellows, see patients in sleep clinic, and perform/interpret other methodologist related to sleep medicine. You will provide recommendations of definitive evaluation for sleep medicine and breathing related disorders. You will prescribe appropriate treatments to include continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level airway pressure, oxygen, drugs or behavioral modalities. You will provide patient care to veterans in the areas of Pulmonology in the form of selective primary care and consultative care. You will diagnose, treat, and manage patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. You will provide services such as outpatient examinations, consultation services related to pulmonology, including bronchoscopy, and management of patients with current treatment regiments.
Night and weekend call coverage, as needed.
Education/Training: The incumbent will be required to provide support for the pulmonary fellowship site director in accordance with the recommendations of the program director at Baylor College of Medicine
Research: Incumbent will be expected to participate in intramural and extramural research projects.
Salary is determined by a compensation panel of peers based on experience, training and local labor market considerations
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday,8:00am - 4:30pm; Alternate work schedule may be available. Functional Statement Title: Physician - Pulmonary & SleepBasic Requirements:
- United States Citizen.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification is preferred
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements:?, Light Lifting (15lbs and under); Light Carrying (15lbs and under), use of fingers and both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.
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