Physician (Pulmonary Critical Care)

Washington, D.C
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Full Time


Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Incentive available. See Education Section of announcement.

The Washington, DC VA Medical Center position of Director of Bronchoscopy laboratory is part of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine section in the Department of Medicine. The Section of Pulmonary & Critical Care is an integral component of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at George Washington University.

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  • Clinical Care of patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, including participation with department call schedule including weekends
  • Develop and maintain a faculty ambulatory Pulmonary medicine practice
  • Provide Pulmonary and Critical Care consultations in the inpatient and outpatient context
  • Perform Pulmonary and Critical Care procedures. These include general pulmonary and critical care procedures as well as advanced interventional procedures, including EBUS and radial probe bronchoscopy, navigational bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, trans-thoracic biopsy, indwelling pleural catheter, chest tube placement, pleurodesis and argon plasma laser therapy Additionally, point of care ultrasound is routinely utilized in the critical care and pulmonary settings.
  • Interpret pulmonary function tests, including cardiopulmonary exercise tests
  • Complete all Medical Record documentation requirements as specified in the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations on a concurrent basis
  • Provides clinical consultation over the phone or video clinic, by Secure Messaging and through the mail. Ensures accurate documentation of medical assessments and observations.
  • Supervise and instruct Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows, Internal Medicine residents, and medical students, on Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine Services
  • Serve as faculty attending and cover ICU team consisting of a fellow, medical residents, and medical students, including daily teaching and work rounds
  • Develop, implement, accomplish, & monitor goals for Critical Care and Pulmonary education with specific emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary medicine procedures and literature regarding the same
  • Assist in the review and updating of the Pulmonary and Critical Care curriculum as needed
  • Provide 6 to 8 core curriculum lectures per year in the areas of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine for the GWU Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow education program. Provide grand rounds, life conferences and teaching conferences to hospital staff, residents, interns and students
  • Serve as attending for the fellows and residents while on the Pulmonary consult service
  • Supervise fellow, resident and medical student procedures
  • Provide mentorship to GWU PCCM fellows interested in academic medicine and IM residents interested in Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship training and research
  • Develop procedural training modules for PCCM fellows and residents
  • Serve as the Director of the Bronchoscopy laboratory of The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section.
  • Serve on DC VA Medical Center department and hospital committees as requested by the division chief
  • Maintain an academic affiliation with the GWU Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Medicine of the Department of Medicine
  • Establishes good inter-personal and intra-departmental relationships to enhance optimal patient care. Including, attending departmental meetings regularly
  • Collaboration with other VA Medical Center's within the VISN to establish a strong referral base for our Interventional Pulmonology program
  • Demonstrates competent and effective oral and written communication. Ensures a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.
  • Ensure that performance measure and standard of care are met by the bronchoscopy laboratory as well as oversee day-to-day operations.
  • Implement a plan for improving the bronchoscopy laboratory which includes equipment purchasing and logistical operations.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, also include weekend on-call.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Recruitment Incentive: May be Authorized
Relocation Incentive and PCS Expenses: Not Authorized

This position will remain open until filled. Certificates will be pulled for review on a biweekly basis on Thursdays.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was 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 of residency 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • Board certification in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Trained to perform and teach all the advanced Pulmonary Procedures as described above under patient care
  • Trained to perform and teach point-of-care ultrasound
  • 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: Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking, 2 hours; Standing, 2 hours; Work closely with others; and Work alone.


    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . 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. For further information, visit: .

    This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), an education loan reimbursement program within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA Handbook 1021.01 and submit required documentation to complete an EDRP application package within four (4) months of appointment. Program eligibility and the final award amount (up to $200,000) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services Program Office after review of a complete EDRP application packet.

    Additional information

    VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

    Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

    • VA Form 10-2850
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • VA Form 10-2850
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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