Physician (Intensivist)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 15, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (VAGCVHCS) is recruiting fora team of 5 energetic critical care physiciansto function asIntensivists in a mixed ICU.You must be Board Certified/Eligible in Internal Medicine with Subspecialty Board Certification/Eligible in Critical Care Medicine. He/she will be assigned to the ICU and work with the critical care management team to provide patients with high quality, continuous and consistent care. This position coordinates the clinical care of the medicine patients and collaborates with the surgical service on the care of their patients. He/she facilitates communication among the primary care physicians, hospitatists, specialists, patients and their families. Participates in the training of residents and provides consultative services during the daily Surgical Service Grand Rounds. Responsible to administer bed allocation, supervise quality assurance (chairing committees to improve quality and attending staff meeting to review), ensure JCAHO and other regulatory agency mandates are being met and ensure all relevant documentation related to the ICU is reported appropriately. Demonstrated excellence in patient care is mandatory. In the absence of one provider, or in the event of extraordinary need, the Critical Care and Pulmonary Service will provide cross coverage for inpatient services and emergency needs, including outpatient services as needed to ensure patient care quality is maintained. The incumbent will also participate on the Call Schedule for Surgical Complexity, which requires the consultant to respond to consultation requests via telephone within 15 minutes, and in-house within 60 minutes, as requested by the Surgical Team.

Required Skills:



Basic Requirements:

(1) CITIZENSHIP: Must be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

(2) EDUCATION: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(a) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(b) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(c) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted license.

(d) For residents, graduation from an approvedmedical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part III, chapter 1.

(3) License and Registration:

(a) Physicians (Except Residents). Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The physicianmust maintain current registration in the state of license if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this license requirement if the physicians is to serve in a country other than the United States and the dentist has licensure in that country.

(b) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 14, section B, chapter 3 of this part.

(4) Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (15 lbs and under); Light Carrying (15 lbs and under); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 81 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 abd ti 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Hearing (aid permitted).

(5) English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.


APPLICANTS PEALSE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognize by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following

website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.


Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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