Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep

Department of Veterans Affairs
Reno, Nevada
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2019
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking BC Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine & Sleep for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in the Beautiful Sierra Nevada -  Reno, Nevada

Position Information

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and the University of Nevada Department of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Critical Care is actively recruiting for a full-time, 12-month indefinite faculty position at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Level (without tenure due to funding source) on the clinician teacher pathway in PCCM. This position will be based at the VASNHCS. UN Faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. We’re looking to fill a Board Certified Staff Pulmonology Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (BE considered) to provide comprehensive outpatient & inpatient PCCM service including diagnosing and treating all types of diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including very rare conditions; care of seriously ill//life-threatening/serious medical conditions/health issue in the ICU; and diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.  Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment within the Department of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno, and be involved with education & teaching of medical students, residents and other providers. Provider will participate in electronic consultations (e-consult) to improve access to pulmonary care.  Will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care of Veterans. The VASNHCS is a Joint Commission accredited, level 1C/medium-high complexity, 64 hospital bed and 60 Community Living Center bed facility serving veterans in northern Nevada and northeastern California. 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 Dermatology preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered

Community Information

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) provides inpatient and outpatient care to a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California. The Reno campus is the site of the Ioannis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center, which operates 64 hospital beds and 60 Community Living Center (CLC) beds. VASNHCS also manages community based outpatient clinics in Auburn and Susanville, CA, and Carson Valley, Lahontan Valley, Fallon, and Winnemucca, NV. VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System provides health care to approximately 120,000 veterans

VASNHCS provides a broad array of inpatient and outpatient services in specialty medicine, surgery, primary care, mental health, and geriatrics and extended care. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic services, to include MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, as well as interventional cardiac catheterization services.

An important aspect of our services includes Geriatrics and Extended Care. This program includes rehabilitation, skilled care (post-acute), palliative care, respite care, geriatrics evaluation, transitional care, and long-term care. Planning statistics demonstrate a significant growth in our Veteran population aged 65+ through the year 2023.

The Reno Veteran’s Readjustment and Counseling Center serves Veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care that adds value for Veterans, families, and communities. Care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, and providing a key access link between the Veteran and other services in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The city of Reno (pop 200,000), known as the "Biggest Little City in the World," serves as the hub of tourism for the northwestern corner of Nevada. Long ago where Reno now sits, bridges were built to span the Truckee River to ferry gold and silver back east, and Reno quickly sprung up as a waystation. When the railroad came through, Reno and nearby Sparks became major centers of industry, a role which they continue to play for the state to this day. As time has gone by, the two cities have grown together to make up one large metropolitan area.

It wouldn't be Nevada without gambling, and Reno has ten major casinos to choose from. On the flipside, for those looking to spend their time outdoors, the city is within an hour of several major recreation destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, and the eastern Sierra Nevada range. Year-round recreation, entertainment, arts, and culture abound – about 260 days of sunshine per year. Nevada has no state income tax!

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Physician will range from $210,000.00 to $310,000.00 and include industry leading 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 and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: 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


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