Interventional Pulmonary (IP) physician is board-certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Interventional Pulmonary, with experience in the practice of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care in an academic setting. The incumbent posses skills in managing patients and teaching/training physicians in the specialties of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care. The incumbent meets the requirements for academic appointment at the affiliate, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Duties include but are not limited to: The incumbent physician, in commensurate with the specialized education, training and experience, will engage in management of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and pulmonary consultation services in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The incumbent will be expected to participate in equitable monthly service and call coverage on a rotating basis with other pulmonary and critical care attendings. The incumbent physician will improve clinic access/timeliness to veterans with Pulmonary disease by adjusting clinic capacity and providing both direct care and supervision of advanced practice providers. The incumbent will perform all specialized invasive procedures for which s/he has been trained, credentialed and granted privileges. Will interpret pulmonary function tests, cardiopulmonary exercise tests and other non-invasive studies. Participate in process improvement and quality assurance projects and other assigned administrative duties. Participate in the educational activities of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Sleep Medicine of the University of Tennessee Health science Center. The incumbent is involved in clinical, educational, and research programs, which will involve the supervision and teaching of fellows and residents, medical students and other allied professionals in the VAMC and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, in full-filling the responsibilities of the academic appointment with the UTHSC. The incumbent physician will participate in committees, as valued chairpersons or members that impact the hospital delivery of care, as appointed by the VAMC leadership. The incumbent is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. The incumbent is expected to adhere to stated policies and procedures, provide timely documentation of all clinical notes and timely interpretation and closure of diagnostic reports, consults, and clinical encounters. In addition, the incumbent is expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with hospitalists, primary care providers, nursing staff, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other sub-specialists and ancillary staff as needed. The ideal candidates will help to ensure that the highest quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful, efficient and collaborative manner. Perform administrative and leadership functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Service. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.