Seeking Pulmonologist/Critical Care Physician - Sleep Medicine Qualifications a Plus!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Detroit, Michigan
May 03, 2019
May 02, 2020
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking Pulmonologist/Critical Care Physician – Sleep Medicine Qualifications a Plus!

John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

Detroit, Michigan

You are invited to consider joining the team at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).  Qualifications include competency in all pulmonary and ICU procedures including airway management, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and navigational bronchoscopy. Responsibilities include clinical care of pulmonary and ICU patients including support of a very active interdisciplinary lung nodule program. The medical center also boasts one of the best Sleep Medicine programs in the country!  No nighttime or weekend call is required, and you’ll enjoy a great work/life balance.

Requirements include:

  • Board Certified in Pulm/CC – Board Eligible if still in training or recently completed
    • Additional qualifications in Sleep Medicine welcomed but not required
  • Unrestricted US licensure (any state) with no history of revocation or suspension
  • US citizen
  • Duties will include:
  • 80% Outpatient / 20% Inpatient
  • ICU census 4-8 patients
  • 8-10 patients in half-day clinics
  • 2-4 new inpatient consults per day / 4-6 follow-ups per day
  • Opportunities for advanced procedures including EBUS and navigational bronch in support of a large lung nodule program

The Detroit VA Medical Center is a 125-bed facility and has a strong affiliation with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine. The WSU Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows are an integral part of the pulmonary and ICU team at the Detroit VAMC. You will have fellow teaching responsibilities and will need to show academic interest and potential.  Since 1939, the Detroit VA Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation.  In 1996, the medical center moved from its original location in Allen Park, Michigan to the current location in Detroit. Located in the Midtown area of Detroit, it’s our privilege to serve our veterans’ health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 330,000 Veterans living in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. This population represents approximately forty-four percent of the Veteran population in the lower peninsula of Michigan.  In addition to our main facility in Detroit, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics in Pontiac and Yale.

Detroit, located in southeast Michigan on the Detroit River between Lake Huron and Lake Erie, is the largest city in the state and the tenth-largest in the country. It is the oldest major city west of the original colonies and the only city in the US that allows you to travel south into Canada. The birthplace of the automobile and the home of the "Big 3" (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler), Detroit remains the nucleus of the industry despite competition from Japan and Europe. One of the largest manufacturing cities in the country, Detroit is a leader in steel, fabricated-metal, chemicals, paper products, food and beverages. The health industry is also among the city's leading employers.  There are also a few postsecondary institutions in Detroit, such as Wayne State University, Marygrove College, The University of Detroit Mercy, and the College for Creative Studies.

With easy access to water sports on the Great Lakes and Detroit River, Detroit offers an endless array of outdoor activities.  A popular section of Detroit for the young and hip is along the riverfront. The Renaissance Center ("Ren Cen") is a 7-building, 73-story office and hotel complex with restaurants, shops and great views of the lakes. The Greektown neighborhood is another popular area, with places to grab ethnic foods, coffee and libations of all kinds. The downtown area near Comerica Park and Ford Field is another hotspot. A short drive to Ann Arbor will access a progressive city and a thriving college scene. Home to the University of Michigan, the area is loaded with hip bars, coffee houses and places to hear live music. Detroit has three casinos within the city and another across the Canadian border in Windsor.

So, if you’re interested in caring for veterans while enjoying a work/life balance difficult to find in the private sector, this is an opportunity you need to check out.  For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at  Your inquiry will be held in confidence.

The VA offers benefits that are had to match in the private sector and include:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 
  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay
  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME with $1,000 per year CME allowance


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use , 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
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government and, 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-FRAE basic benefits (); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a
  • VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
  • Like the 401(k) savings plans, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. Employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to , while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
  • The Federal Government also provides an and , depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides Employees are vested after just 5 years

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