The Pulmonary section oversees a twelve bed MICU, a six bed sleep lab, pulmonary function laboratory, general and advance diagnostics, including EBUS and interventional procedures. NMVAHCS is directly affiliated with the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Academic programs include educational development programs, clinical outcomes, as well as translational and basic science research. Major research areas in the Division and VA include lung cancer and chemoprevention, heat shock protein biology, asthma, COPD, sleep medicine and respiratory epithelial cell biology. Research collaborations are also available through the NCI-designated Cancer Research and Treatment Center at UNM. The Division maintains strong ties with the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, a non-profit research organization focused on bench, translational, and clinical research in respiratory diseases. The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) professional staff is seeking a full-time Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialist for the Medicine Care Line, Pulmonology Section. Candidate will provide quality service in our progressive, innovative health care system for the veteran inpatient and outpatient population. Candidate must have a strong commitment to patient care, teaching, and research and be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Preferred is an individual with a proven track record in research both in terms of peer-reviewed publications and grant support. Applicants should be board certified or board eligible in Pulmonology and Critical Care. The candidate must also be American Heart Association BLS/ACLS certified. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico based upon qualification and experience. Duties include but are not limited to: Candidate will provide quality service in our progressive, innovative health care system for the veteran inpatient and outpatient population. Candidate must have a strong commitment to patient care, teaching, and research and be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Preferred is an individual with a proven track record in research both in terms of peer-reviewed publications and grant support. The candidate must also be American Heart Association BLS/ACLS certified. Preferred Experience: Board certified in Internal Medicine Board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary and/or Critical Care Medicine. Desirable: Active research or educational interests, evidence or interest and potential for extramural funding. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Variable
Compressed or Flexible Schedule: Position not eligible.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position not eligible.
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Qualified candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico based upon qualification and experience.