Physician (Pulmonologist)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Loma Linda, California
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type
  • Perform a full range of pulmonary services to include diagnosis, treatment and education of patients with pulmonary disorders.
  • Perform and/or supervise procedures including bronchoscopy, thoracenteses and others as required.
  • Manage patients requiring invasive or noninvasive mechanical ventilation to include taking primary responsibility for adjusting ventilator settings and directing weaning.
  • Provide inpatient consultations and conduct general pulmonary outpatient clinics.
  • Interpret pulmonary function tests.
  • Review oximetry results and prescribe supplemental oxygen when indicated.
  • Provide physician guidance to the Respiratory Therapy department.
  • Perform chart reviews for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and peer reviews as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Hospitalists regarding patient care issues.
  • Be responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records such as history and physical exams within 24 hours of admission, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients, consult notes, and enter new and renew prescriptions.
  • If the candidate is eligible or has completed ABIM certification in sleep disorders they will be expected to interpret polysomnograms, care for patients with sleep disorders and provide medical student, resident and fellow level education on sleep disorders.
  • Teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Practice includes inpatient pulmonary consultation and medical intensive care unit staffing. May be a joint appointment with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and / or University of California, Riverside School of medicine. Pulmonary procedures to include PFT interpretation, bronchoscopy, EBUS bronchoscopy, conducting outpatient pulmonary clinics, performing inpatient pulmonary consults, providing medical ICU coverage, performing critical care medicine procedures, and performing critical care consults. The selected provider will be able to actively participate with the and/or pulmonary critical care medicine fellowship program, and other duties as assigned.
  • The physician will also attend a weekly day clinic for Veterans needing evaluation for pulmonary conditions, with an emphasis on interstitial lung disease. The physician will oversee the coordination of other Specialty service consults, arrangement of transfers to acute care units, discharges and post-ICU discharge care coordination. Coordinate transfers to/from tertiary care centers for specialty care and post-ICU care admissions to/from the community extended care facilities. Coordinate all services for the admitted patients including Social Work, Physical Therapy, Discharge coordination. Manage all aspects of care delivered in the ICU, including intubation, ventilator management, central line placement, thrombolytics, emergency cardioversion and other ACLS interventions. Provide Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultative services for any inpatient on the non-medical services such as Surgery, Psychiatry, and General Medical Services. Coordinate with the Emergency Department for any ICU admission requested by ED physicians. Perform pulmonary and critical care "bedside" procedures such as: bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsies, thoracentesis, paracentesis, central line and arterial line placement, intubation and chest tube placement. Supervise and interpret clinical studies for in-patients such as EKGs, pulmonary arterial catheterization, and bedside ultrasound.
Work Schedule:Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
YesPromotion Potential
None* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
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Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* 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.
* Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Candidates must have completed a residency in Internal Medicine, fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.Candidates that are board eligible or certified in Sleep Medicine are strongly preferred. Candidate must have an active ABIM certification in pulmonary or critical care medicine. Candidate must qualify for an appointment at the Loma Linda University, School of Medicine faculty or at University of California Riverside, School of Medicine.

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:Moderate Lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light Carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking - 2 hours; Standing - 2 hours; Near vison correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vison correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental/Emotional Stability required; Working Closely with Others; Working Alone.Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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