Internal Medicine Critical Care Physician

Department of Veterans Affairs
Long Beach, California
Aug 05, 2019
Aug 04, 2020
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking A Talented Internal Medicine Critical Care Physician for the MICU Section in Beautiful Long Beach, CA

Position Information

The VA Long Beach Health Care System (VALBHCS) and the University of California Irvine in Long Beach, CA are actively recruiting to fill Board Certified physician for Critical Care, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), proven experience and academic/teaching required to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes.  Selected candidate must qualify for a faculty appointment at UC Irvine & be involved with teaching of CCM fellows in our accredited fellowship program along with medical students, medicine residents & other learners and providers. The selected candidate will report to the Chief of Critical Care. The VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHCS), located in Long Beach, CA, is part of VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22), which includes facilities in Las Vegas, Loma Linda, San Diego, and the Greater Los Angeles area. The VA Long Beach Healthcare System is one of the most diversified tertiary health care providers in the VA. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

You are invited to consider joining the team of the VA Long Beach Medical Center and UC Irvine School of Medicine, providing care for the world’s best patients while providing training and mentorship for fellows, residents, and students.  You should be board certified/eligible in Internal Medicine & Critical Care and a US citizen with current US licensure (any state) with no history of revocations or suspension.  Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected. 

As a care giver and clinician educator, you should have outstanding Internal Medicine & Critical Care skills combined with a passion for teaching and scholarship.  Previous post-training academic experience and a history of publication in peer-reviewed CCM journals is preferred.  This position includes both inpatient and outpatient activity and the opportunity to teach learners at all levels (students, residents, and fellows).  You will spend most of your time in direct patient care and the supervision of medical residents and cardiology fellows in inpatient/outpatient settings.  At least two to five years of experience is preferred

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 Pulmonary & Critical Care preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Board certification in Internal Medicine is also preferred.

Community Information

Just half an hour from Los Angeles, Long Beach is a beachfront gem you’ll want to add to your California itinerary. It offers beautiful beaches and marinas along with a busy dining and shopping scene that perfectly blends big city sophistication with beach town fun.

Tour the Queen Mary, the legendary, permanently docked ocean liner, or relax with a drink in the ship’s Observation Bar—for truly unique accommodations, you can even stay overnight in one of the ship’s staterooms or suites. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, Southern California’s largest aquarium and home to playful sea otters, Magellanic penguins, and a 350,000-gallon Tropical Reef Habitat, which holds thousands of colorful fish, coral, sea turtles, and sharks.

Looking for some retail therapy instead? Shop designer favorites at Pike Outlets or search for the perfect retro finds at the vintage boutiques along Long Beach’s Fourth Street. Or try your hand at kitesurfing on Long Beach’s Belmont Shores, one of the best places in the state for beginners to learn the sport thanks to the protective breakwater that blocks major waves.

Above all, enjoy eating your way through the city’s culinary delights from the classic waterfront Parkers’ Lighthouse in Shoreline Village to the modern SteelCraft, an urban eatery in Bixby Knolls, to the rooftop Sky Room, an Art Deco bar and dining room, 14 stories atop the Breakers Hotel in downtown Long Beach. Long Beach has the food, fun, and sun for you in beautiful Southern California. 

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a 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 @ or call (206) 459-7927.

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