The Physician (Pulmonologist-Critical Care Intensivist) position is located in the Pulmonary/Critical Care Section, organizationally aligned under the Medicine Service, at the VA Central CA Healthcare System, Fresno, CA. The incumbentis responsible for all aspects of pulmonary and critical care to veteran patients. The incumbent is involved in clinical, educational, and research programs which will involve the supervision and teaching of fellows and residents through the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. Academic and Scholarly activities are supported and highly encouraged. The Staff Pulmonologist will participate in quality assurance/performance measures, research development, and maintaining internal/external organizational liaisons. The incumbent is responsible for participating in a variety of meetings and/or committees within and related to the Medicine Service, facility-wide committees, VISN 21, and our university affiliate UCSF Fresno. The Pulmonologist may participate in special programs including Sleep study. Based on applicant's qualifications and/or interests, this position could include an ICU Medical Director appointment.
Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members. Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned. Consults with the Chief Pulmonologist and the Chief of Medicine as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters. His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject.
Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice.
Participates and is responsible for ongoing professional performance evaluations in collaboration with the Chief of medicine service (e.g. Ongoing Professional Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE), etc.).
The Staff Pulmonologist reports directly to the Chief Pulmonologist and consults with the Chief of Medicine; and fully cooperates with other staff of Medicine Service and other health care services.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, On call.
Position Title / PD#: Physician,Title 38 - covered by a functional statement.
*Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
*Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathicmedicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; or (2)Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; or (3)For foreign medical graduates, verification with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates that the requirements for certification have been met.
*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 Department 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association; or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
*Proficiency in spoken and written English.
*Physical requirements outlined below.
- Meet requirements for a faculty appointment with UCSF Fresno.
- Board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM),Pulmonary Disease and/or Critical Care Medicine.
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.
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: Moderate-light lifting (0-44 lbs), Light carrying (under 15 lbs), Pushing (1 hour), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Walking (8 hours), Standing (2 hours), Kneeling (.5 hours), Repeated bending (5 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color, Hearing (aid permitted), Emotional/Mental stability.
2. VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physician (Available at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/Search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search).
3. Occupational Questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire (If applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
4. IF current/former Federal employee, you MUST include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. You may obtain this from your current Human Resources office or your e-Official Personnel Folder. The SF-50 must display: Title, Pay Plan, Occ Code, Grade, tenure, and Position Occupied. This includes ICTAP/CTAP documentation for displaced Federal employees, to include a copy of the agency notice in addition to your last SF-50.
5. IF prior military service, you MUST include a copy of your DD-214 Form for each period of service (Member-4 copy showing type of discharge and dates of service). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability must also submit a copy of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833. If you are on terminal leave from active duty, attach a letter from your commander indicating the data of discharge and type of discharge.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.