Sleep Medicine Physician - Neurology and Pulmonary
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 678698000
The Sleep Medicine Division, under the Department of Neurology at the VA Maryland Health Care system, is recruiting two Sleep Medicine physicians: a physician with Neurology training and another physician with Pulmonary training, with board certification in Neurology and Pulmonology, respectively. The physicians should have the skillsets to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide non-surgical therapy to patients with sleep disorders, including the provision of consultation. 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), 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. Preferred Experience: Completion of a fellowship leading to board certification in neurology and pulmonology. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary with minimal lifting, walking, and pushing. ["The Sleep Medicine program partners with numerous subspecialists, including ENT, Dentistry, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Pulmonary, Medicine and Primary Care. The current Sleep Medicine team is comprised of three Sleep Medicine physicians, a nurse practitioner, a nurse case manager, sleep technicians and respiratory therapists. The selected physicians are expected to participate in the training of fellows from the Sleep Medicine division at the University of Maryland Medical Center, residents from Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Pulmonology, as well as medical students from the affiliated College of Medicine. Candidates should have (1) completed an accredited Sleep Medicine fellowship, (2) be boarded in Sleep Medicine, and (3) be qualified to obtain an academic appointment at the University of Maryland. 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.\nTotal Rewards: Total Rewards (sharepoint.com) Sleep Medicine Physician's Major Duties: Provides direct patient care, supervision of trainees in clinics, writing of prescription medications, writing for consultative services, and other physician-driven or exclusive decisions. Applies National and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of such diseases. Diagnosis and treatment of inpatients and outpatients with sleep disorders with medications and other modalities such as PAP devices, oral appliance, other non-PAP devices, referral for hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy, maxillofacial and upper airway surgery. Works closely with other specialists and primary care physicians to ensure that patients receive continuous quality care as well as function within a large complex organization that requires cooperation with multiple services, including community care, prosthetics service, medical administration, medical records, etc. Provides outpatient and inpatient consultation services related to Sleep Medicine. Participates in quality improvement programs, chart reviews, peer reviews, clinical research and other academic activities as assigned. Participates in specialty-specific duties and other duties as assigned. Demonstrate verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. Function within the parameters set by VA with regard to consult management, utilizing order sets in Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRs), documentation in EMR, and other requirements of the VA's electronic medical record system. Work Schedule: FT, Monday thru Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Tour may change based on clinical needs.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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