The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Chief & Staff Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine (BE considered) to participate in an inpatient and outpatient Pulmonary consultative services, bronchoscopy, other invasive procedure coverage and in teaching of students, residents and fellows rotating through the VA and supervising mid-level providers. A wide variety of patients including those with chronic obstructive lung disease, interstitial lung disease, asthma, sarcoidosis, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension and sleep disordered breathing are evaluated in the outpatient clinics. Provider will be responsible for care of seriously ill//life-threatening/serious medical conditions/health issue in the ICU. Provider will participate in electronic consultations (e-consult) to improve access to pulmonary care. Will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care to Veterans. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for individuals committed to an academic career in clinical care, teaching and research. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment within the Department of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health and Science Center & be involved with education & teaching of medical students, residents & other providers. The Pulmonary Critical Care Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 45,000 veterans in an area to include in fifteen (15) Louisiana parishes, five (5) counties in Southern Arkansas and ten (10) counties in East Texas.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, with on-call coverage (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 PCCM preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
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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, 11 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.