Sleep Medicine Physician - VA Maryland Health Care System
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1137756
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The Sleep Medicine Division, under the Department of Neurology at the VA Maryland Health Care System, is recruiting two Sleep Medicine Physicians: Physicians with board certification in either Neurology or Pulmonology.
The Sleep Medicine program partners with numerous subspecialists, including Psychology, Psychiatry, ENT, Dentistry, Neurology, Pulmonary, Medicine, and Primary Care. You will join the current Sleep Medicine team 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.
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 specialties and primary care physicians to ensure that patients receive continuous quality care as well as function with 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 with 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.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Must be full-time with board certification Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
More about the area:
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS is located in Baltimore, MD just off the Chesapeake Bay, about an hour’s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams bring residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.