Repiratory Care Director

Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, District of Columbia
Apr 12, 2019
Apr 11, 2020
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

As a VA Medical Director Respiratory Care, your opportunities are endless! Located in the nation's capital, only a short distance from the historic buildings that house today's leaders and commemorate those of yesterday. The Washington, DC VA Medical Center position of Medical Director Respiratory Care is part of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine section in the Department of Medicine. This section is an integral component of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at George Washington University (GWU) Hospital, Washington DC with responsibility for teaching fellows, residents and medical students.

Washington DC VA Medical Center seeks a Full-Time, Board Certified Pulmonologist 

Preferred Qualifications for the Orthopedics Attending Physician:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • English language proficiency

  • Board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Prior experience in leading respiratory therapy services

  • Training and experience in advanced interventional pulmonary procedures.

  • Training and experience in managing difficult asthma and/or pulmonary hypertension

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that performance measure and standard of care are met by the respiratory care service as well as oversee day-to-day operations.

  • Implement a plan for improving respiratory care services including developing & improving on existing protocols, health quality measures and clinical outcomes.

  • Develop and maintain an ambulatory pulmonary medicine practice.

  • Provide Pulmonary and Critical Care consultations in the inpatient and outpatient context.

  • Perform Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine procedures.

  • Interpret pulmonary function tests, including cardiopulmonary exercise tests.

  • Supervise and instruct Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows, Internal Medicine residents, and medical students, on Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine Services.

Interested:  Forward your C.V. to along with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references


*Very competitive salary package including pay for performance

* Participation in TSP retirement program

* up to 26 days of annual leave accrue annually

* 10 days of paid federal holidays

* 13 days wellness/sick leave accrue annually

* Life, health, long-term care insurance and retirement benefits available


Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.

Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA): VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan

Life Insurance: Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.

Long Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance is available as an option 

Federal Retirement Plan:

VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.  The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution.  For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension.

Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years of service


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