Relocation/Recruitment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. In a place that is home to the world's largest military base, Fayetteville and Cumberland County, NC knows that the only way to overcome a challenge to our way of life is through perseverance, service, and sacrifice. These traits make Fayetteville a special place and are examples of what unites us... The VA Medical Center of Fayetteville, NC is located at 2300 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC within 10 miles of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Base. In addition, Camp Lejeune and Seymour Johnson Air Force base lie in the facility's catchment area. The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is a general medicine, surgery and mental health facility. The Fayetteville VAMC is a Complexity Level 1C Medical Center and is authorized 58 general medical, surgical, and mental health beds. It also maintains a 69-bed long-term care unit. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Incentive may be offered to qualified candidates. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The successful Pulmonologist will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as, compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies, such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care. The Pulmonologist collaborates with other services as appropriate. Some duties include: Accountable to the Chief, Medicine Service, for assuring the most effective delivery of care in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine while meeting and exceeding compliance standards Provide expert consultation and treatment to patients in the outpatient Pulmonary Clinic, as well as, provide feedback and consultation to other Pulmonary Practitioners within the Pulmonary section Provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families Demonstrate excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards Perform the following functions: Evaluate, diagnose, consult, and order appropriate diagnostic studies and treatments for all Pulmonary patient Provide consultative evaluations and treatments to patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics Perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Chief of the Medicine Service Participate in any pulmonary and other Critical Care related committees and pulmonary conferences in order to provide the most current and updated information Provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of IM/Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of pulmonary disease processes Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team Ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.