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Seeking Chief of Critical Care/ Pulmonary

Department of Veterans Affairs
Salisbury, North Carolina
Closing date
May 17, 2025

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Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type
The Salisbury VA Health Care System is seeking an experienced Pulmonologist to provide inpatient, intensive, outpatient, and emergency department care to our veterans. We are confident that you will find a career path that is diverse, team-oriented and focused on making a real difference serving veterans and their families. Discover a career with rich rewards, limitless opportunities for growth/mobility, and competitive salaries and benefits.

Position Highlights:   

  • Work-life balance.
  • Manageable workload.
  • Opportunities to contribute to and grow the department in your field of expertise.
  • High service demand due to growing veteran population.
  • Wake Forest University academia opportunities.
  • Position Requirements:

  • Board Certified.
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine/osteopathic medicine.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of established evolving biomedical, clinical, and social sciences and the application of that knowledge to patient care and the education of others.
  • Provides guidance to interns, resident/fellows, medical students, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and are eligible for clinical appointment at Wake Forest University.
  • Delivers patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Comfortable providing training and/or direction to support staff assigned to the unit during the performance of duties.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Proven understanding of the contexts and systems in which healthcare is provided, and an ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health.
  • Maintains clinical privileges in the areas of his/her expertise and in all areas required to carry out the duties of his/her assignments/responsibilities within Medicine Services.
  • About the facility:

    The Salisbury VA Health Care System (SVAHCS) is one of the leading health care systems serving Veterans in the Mid-Atlantic Region providing health care services at 4 locations in the Central Piedmont region of North Carolina: our W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury and 3 health care center or community-based outpatient clinics in Kernersville, North Charlotte, and South Charlotte. SVAHCS serves Veterans living in a 21-county area of the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina including the Charlotte metro area, which is the largest media market in North Carolina.

    About Salisbury, NC:

    Salisbury is set in the rolling hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, with convenient access to the Charlotte metro and Raleigh Durham area.  There’s a lot you will love about Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina with its easy access to outdoor recreation, charming downtown, and beautiful countryside. You don’t have to travel far to find the amenities you’re searching for. You can take in a Broadway production at one of the three operating theaters, catch a concert during one of the many signature festivals, enjoy a day at High Rock Lake, and so much more! Your possibilities are endless with the flexibility of the geographic location and the comfortable ability to be who you want here. It’s an easy, short drive for you to get to international and regional airports, major cities, the mountains, and even the stunning Carolina coast. Without the congestion of major cities, you can live life at your own pace. 

    Compensation & Benefit Package:

  • Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus):  May be Authorized.
  • 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.
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm.
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