The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS), Acute Care Service is seeking a full-time Sleep Medicine Physician. The service currently provides respiratory care services, including sleep medicine and critical care to Veterans. The incumbent will provide Sleep Medicine services in the Sleep and CPAP clinics. This is a Virtual position. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The incumbent will be part of a full Sleep Medicine Clinic that includes one sleep physician, respiratory therapists and sleep respiratory therapists. We provide consultation with sleep specialists, follow-up visits, home sleep testing, and DME. The department in conjunction with Mental Health provides a CPAP adherence class for those veterans struggling to utilize PAP. The sleep clinic at the NAVAHCS sees patients with sleep illnesses and other conditions relating to the subspecialty of sleep medicine. Clinic services will be required to be performed by the Physician five days per week and will include patient evaluation, examination, and assessment of sleep problems. This position requires basic knowledge of CPAP/BIPAP therapy and sleep medicine. Duties to be performed include, but are not limited to: Performs examinations of patients and establishes medical diagnoses by patient history, physical examination, and other criteria through telemedicine clinics. Reviews interpreted sleep studies, CPAP titration studies, and overnight oximetry reports. Reviews and interprets compliance data as downloaded from data cards from PAP devices. Reviews and triages sleep consults. Reviews and completes Sleep-e consults. Reviews and adjusts CPAP/BIPAP devices as needed. Reviews and interprets PFT results. Determines the need for supplemental oxygen >4LPM (New referrals). Builds and sustains collaborative relationships, works to resolves conflicts at lowest possible level. Effectively supports VHA, Network, and NAVAHCS initiatives, identifies unique opportunities to expand quality, access, and timeliness of care to veterans. Promotes safety with prescribed cautionary procedures and completes all accident reports within agency timeframes. Participates in quality improvement/quality assurance activities for the assigned work area and service or service line. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor.\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: No\nCompressed/Flexible: Department's Discretion\nTelework: Yes\nVirtual: Yes\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.