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Physician Pulmonologist

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$200,000.00 to $348,000.00

Location
Spokane, WA

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Open & closing dates

02/08/2018

to

04/30/2018

Salary

$200,000 to $348,000 per year

Pay scale & grade

VM 00

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

2 vacancies in the following location:

Spokane, WA

2 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

CBAO-10137696-18-RKH

Control number

490990500

Duties

Duties

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Announcement will remain open until the positions are filled. First referral will be on 2/16/18. All others will be referred as received.

*A recruitment or relocation incentive may be approved for well qualified candidates.

** The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) contingent on funding availability. Participation in EDRP is contingent on the availability of EDRP funding and is not guaranteed. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Please note EDRP is a one-time benefit so if you have already received EDRP in the past you would not be eligible to reapply.

***Selected applicants are also eligible for up to $15,000 annually in pay for performance.

Spokane is a family-oriented city located in beautiful eastern Washington with a regional population of 470,000. Our four season climate and pristine surroundings offer an abundance of exceptional recreation opportunities. Spokane is known for its affordable housing and excellent schools and universities, as well as being the regional arts and cultural center. Set an early tee time at any of the scenic and well-designed golf courses in the area, then walk, bike or canoe along the Centennial Trail. Cool off in one of 76 regional lakes, camp in gorgeous state parks, wrestle with whitewater rapids and ski through fresh powder. Enjoy the vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Take a walk around Riverfront Park and then catch a performance of the Spokane Symphony, see a show at the Opera House or take in a play at the Civic Theater. The indoor and outdoor possibilities are limitless!

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Responsibilities

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is seeking a full time Pulmonologist to support our Veteran population. We prefer Physicians who are board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary Medicine. The Physician will be responsible for providing a full range of pulmonary services for a diverse group of Veterans within the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center system. These duties include but are not limited to referral consultation covering all issues of the respiratory system. Physician will perform as a consultant to our Intensive Care Unit and inpatient service, and be credentialed to perform bronchoscopies. It is highly desirable that the incumbent be credentialed to perform review of sleep studies and all related functions of sleep apnea therapy.

The physician is charged with delivering the best possible Pulmonary services to our Veteran patients. The Pulmonary Physician will perform indicated services for conditions in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, possibly including telemedicine. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards. The Pulmonary Physician works within his/her privileges always. The incumbent must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of Pulmonary medicine. Additionally, candidate will be required to participate in the education of medical residents.

Intensivist Responsibilities

Examine and evaluate each patient after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of assessment and recommendations.

Perform and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all ICU patients, as requested by attending physician.

Write ICU orders in consultation with the admitting physician as deemed necessary for optimal care.

Perform and document subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on a routine basis and as requested by the attending physician.

Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all Intensive Care Unit patients.

Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Code Blue Team per hospital policy.

Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges.

Respond to cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, during regularly scheduled duty hours.

Pulmonologist Duties

Diagnose, treat, and manage patients with pulmonary diseases per accepted standards of care.

Perform outpatient consultations for pulmonary disease.

Provide inpatient consultations for pulmonary disease.

Perform invasive procedures for which s/he has been trained and granted privileges.

May admit ICU patients, as the primary attending for patients with pulmonary diseases and/or those requiring assisted ventilation.

Interpret pulmonary function tests.

Patient recertification for home oxygen/sleep.

With appropriate skills and certifications, may participate in the Sleep Medicine Program.

Administrative Duties

Participate in the educational programs for the ICU unit personnel as well as the medical staff.

Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care.

Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.

Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.

Attend Medical Service/Staff meetings.

Complete medical records and consultations in accordance with VHA Directives and local policies.

Participate in committee assignments.

Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine and/or Chief of Staff.

Work Schedule: Position 1: Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm; Position 2: Tuesday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Physical Requirements: Must pass pre-employment physical. Light lifting and/or carrying under 15lbs. Pushing, reaching over shoulder, use of fingers required. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination. Near vision correctable to 13 to 16 to Jaeger 1 to 4. Depth perception. The ability to distinguish basic colors and hearing (with aids). Mental and emotional stability required. Will work closely with others or alone at various times.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Qualifications

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: Board certified / board eligible in pulmonology. Sleep study credentialing / experience is highly desired.

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.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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

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

10-2850

Other Veterans Document

Resume

SF-15

SF-50

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/30/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Gabriel Johnson

Phone

509-434-7221

Email

gabriel.johnson@va.gov

Address

Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

4815 North Assembly Street

Spokane, WA

US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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