Specific Intensivist Responsibilities: (on rotation)
- Examine and evaluate each patient soon after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of assessment and recommendations.
- Perform and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all patients.
- Write ICU orders in addition to the admitting physician orders as deemed necessary for optimal care.
- Perform and document subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on daily rounds once every twenty-four hours and as needed.
- Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all Intensive Care Unit patients.
- Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) per hospital policy.
- Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges.
- Respond to all cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, assuming the role of the Code Team Leader.
- Sign out to the oncoming physician to assure an informed transition of care.
- Complete off-duty summary notes when leaving ICU service.
- Assist in the appropriate transfer of patients within the Medical and, as possible, with transfer to other facilities.
- Participate in patient care rounds daily with the charge nurse, pharmacy, dietary, case management, respiratory care, pastoral care ICU nursing staff.
Specific Pulmonologist Duties:
Diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with pulmonary diseases according to accepted standards of care.
- Performs outpatient Consultations in Pulmonary Clinic (8 to 15 patients per day).
- Provides inpatient Pulmonary Consultations.
- Performs invasive procedures for which s/he has been granted privileges.
- Performs Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews as requested.
- May admit ICU patients critically ill with pulmonary diseases and/or requiring assisted ventilation.
- Interprets pulmonary function tests.
- With appropriate skills, may participate in Sleep Medicine Program.
- Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff.
- Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care.
- Attendance at ICU Committee meetings is mandatory.
- Participate in developing and updating policies and procedures specific to the ICU.
- Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.
- Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
- Attends Medical Service staff meetings and Medical/Dental staff meetings.
- Completes medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
- Participates in Medical Staff committee assignments.
- Performs other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine.
Work Schedule:8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, excluding recognized Federal holidays. In addition, one in four call schedule is required.
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- 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 allopathic medicine 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 studywas 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 ofresidency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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.
- Board Certification or eligibility in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the appropriate accrediting agencies.
- Current BLS and ACLS certification.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling/pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); both legs required; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application forPhysicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors(required). Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search
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.
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.