This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC), and Chief of Staff, Medicine Service. The successful candidate will serve as an Pulmonologist. He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission. The Pulmonologist is accountable to the Chief, Medicine Service, for assuring the most effective delivery of care in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Pulmonologist will provide expert consultation and treatment to patients in the outpatient Pulmonary Clinic as well as provide feedback and consultation to other Pulmonary Practitioners within the Pulmonary section. In this role, the incumbent will also provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families and will demonstrate excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards. He or she will perform the following functions: Evaluate, diagnose, consult, and order appropriate diagnostic studies and treatments for all Pulmonary patients. The incumbent will provide consultative evaluations and treatments to patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics, perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the Medicine Service. The incumbent will participate in any pulmonary and other Critical Care related committees and pulmonary conferences in order to provide the most current and updated information, Moreover the incumbent will provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of IM/Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine. 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 pulmonary disease processes. 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 provide timely documentation of clinical notes (e.g. H&P, consult review, discharge summaries, medication reconciliation, etc). In addition, the incumbent is expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with hospitalists, primary care providers, nursing, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other subspecialists and ancillary staff. The ideal candidate will help to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner. Ability to adapt to successfully perform in high stress environments with constant interruptions, emergency/critical/unusual situations, high volume urgency of issues, and interactions with a wide variety of professionals and personalities as a member of a multidisciplinary team working with sick patients. Ability to perform a variety of duties, changing one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure, and consistently meet department work schedule demands, including direct patient care, documentation and participation in workgroup, committees, etc. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and cooperatively with co-workers, patients, and visitors of diverse professional, education and lifestyle backgrounds. Ability to work independently and assume responsibility for completion of assignments. Ability to recognize situations beyond function(s) knowledge/training and request appropriate assistance. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information to protect patient rights to privacy. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:45a.m. - 4:30p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598552700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.