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Staff Physician (Pulmonary)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

1. Covers services during duty and nonduty hours as distributed in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine faculty schedule, and providing supervision of fellows and medical residents.



  • Works with other staff physician members in the Pulmonary & Critical Care Division to ensure coverage of services during night under which Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine division is responsible to providing coverage.
  • Helps develop protocols and guidelines to ensure adequate and comprehensive services and communicate these to other members in the Pulmonary & Critical Care division.
  • Maintains facility mandatory requirements in education (e.g., Talent Management System (TMS)) and compliance.
  • Participates in peer review and utilization management and follows the current guidelines on credentialing and privileging.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement and Utilization Review as requested by Chief of Medicine.
  • Ensures adequate medical record documentation, timely signing and co-signing History & Physical, progress notes, and timely completion of discharge/death summary.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:

      The CC Intensive Specialist major function is to providing night coverage in the MICU, responding to consultations for transfer or admission of patients to MICU, responding to Code Blue and Rapid Response Team calls throughout the hospital. The incumbent will also be responsible for working with, but not limited to other subspecialties in Medicine HCG, General Surgery and its subspecialties, Anesthesiology, Spinal Cord Injury, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology Services, Social worker, Laboratory and Radiology Services, and other ancillary services (i.e., Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology, and Dietary Services) to ensure our veterans receive the best care in a multidisciplinary team approach.

      The CC Intensive Specialist will also function as teaching attending in Critical Care Medicine, in addition to be responsible for the medical care provided to Veterans at VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHCS). The incumbent ensures that appropriate supervision is provided to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows, medical residents, medical students, and other trainees rotating on inpatient services. The CC Intensive Specialist reports to the Chief of PCCM division and maintains a faculty appointment with affiliated medical school. The CC Intensive Specialist will share duties in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division covering patient care in the MICU, participates in hospital committees, administration, Peer and Case Reviews, and delivering lectures to Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows and Medical Residents.

      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.None

      To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

      • Resume


        VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. Required at time of application.

        The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.


        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • OF-306
        • Other
        • Other Veterans Document
        • Resume
        • SF-15
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, Staff Physician (Pulmonary), Healthcare, Long Beach, California

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