VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) is seeking a physician for the Sleep Program. The physician will be responsible for the medical management of a panel of patients assigned to them. 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. Board Certified/Board Eligible in Sleep Medicine with concurrent training or board certification in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Trained and board certified in Internal Medicine. Experience or training with the desired current technology Experience in teaching experience in the acute and ambulatory setting 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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. ["Ann Arbor is many things, including a bustling university town, culinary hotspot, and a tech hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture. Located in southeast Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Ann Arbor lies at the center of a greater collection of communities in Washtenaw County. With so many thriving communities nearby, Ann Arbor has become a cultural melting pot and urban oasis. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) provides state-of-the-art healthcare services to Veterans at seven locations of care in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. VAAAHS is a major tertiary care national and regional referral center and provides care at facilities in Adrian, Ann Arbor, Canton, Flint, Jackson, and Toledo. The facility includes state-of-the-art ambulatory care clinics, operating rooms, cardiac catheterization suite, intensive care units, laboratory, and diagnostic facilities. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Patient history, physical examination Ordering laboratory and diagnostic tests, interpretation of tests Medical management of both acute and chronic illness Administrative responsibilities would include both and not limited to the medical management of patients, and clinic needs. The physician will be capable of minor outpatient clinical procedures. Medical management will be in accordance with VA policy and VA formulary and State regulations. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Scope of practice of a sleep physician include, but is not limited to: Assessment and evaluation of sleep disorders using a combination of clinical evaluation and physiologic testing. Treatment of inpatients and outpatients with sleep disorders with medications and other modalities such as CPAP, BiPAP, oral appliances, position education, referral for maxillofacial and upper airway surgery, etc. Recognition of medical, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders displaying symptoms likely to be related to sleep disorders. Ability to function within the parameters set by VA with regards to consult management, utilizing order sets in CPRS, documentation in CPRS, and other requirements of the VA's electronic medical record system. Ability to function within a large complex organization that requires cooperation with multiple services, including community care, prosthetics service, medical administration, medical records, group medical practice, etc. Supervision of medical instrument technicians. Provide teaching for internal medicine residents, medical students, etc. as assigned. Act as a liaison to other services within the hospital to ensure the smooth operation of the service. Participate in hospital and service level committees. Participate in process improvement activities, LEAN activities, EPRP, ORYX, and SAIL measures. Track administrative and quality improvement data. Participate in clinical research and academic activities as assigned, both with VA and our affiliated academic institutions. Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. Coordinate clinical, administrative functions, and other duties as assigned. Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills that enhances the effectiveness and accomplishments of the service. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: To be determined."]
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.