VA Caribbean Healthcare is looking for Sleep Medicine Staff Physician. As a provider of Somnology related care for inpatients and ambulatory patients with Somnology conditions provider may be a Neurologist, Internal Medicine physician and/or Pulmonologist. VA Caribbean Healthcare System is looking for a Board Eligible/Board Certified Sleep Medicine full time Physician. The sleep medicine physician may come from a variety of specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Neurology, Pediatrics. They will serve as a provider of sleep medicine care for ambulatory and inpatients with sleep disorders and work closely with other multidisciplinary team members (sleep technicians, respiratory therapists, case manager, psychologist, dietitian, etc. He/she must be knowledgeable of the computerized medical record system (CPRS) and other software for progress notes, prescriptions and durable medical equipment orders, sleep testing and positive airway pressure therapy compliance, medical record review. They shall abide by Medical Center Bylaws, VHA Rules and Regulations, VA and section clinical guidelines, Medical Service rules, regulations and policies. They will fulfill the requirements for employment and credentials as determined by the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, including mandatory and continuing educational requirements and maintaining active licensure in medicine from a state(s) in the US. They must demonstrate continuing effort to keep abreast of new medical developments and medical literature. Sleep medicine Staff Physician duties include butt is not limited: Provide clinical assessment, physiologic testing (in-lab studies, portable/home sleep testing, actigraphy, etc.), diagnosis, management and prevention of the full range of sleep disorders and sleep studies. Ensure that compassionate, comprehensive, high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner. Active, dynamic and up-to-date participation in education and scholarly activities (ex. seminars, journal clubs, grand rounds, quality improvement conferences). The Sleep Medicine physician is responsible for the supervision of assigned fellows, residents and medical students. Supervision includes review of medical records, patient care, treatment, and consultation requests. Participation in sleep medicine research and peer reviewed publications. Compliance with Sleep Medicine training program and Sleep Laboratory accreditation requirements. Compliance with VHA regulations, professional standards and ethical conduct. Establish and maintain effective harmonious relationships with other peers within the section and other services. Reports to Supervisor who is the Neurology and Sleep Medicine Section Chief with professional oversee and ultimate approval of Medical Service Chief. Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Provides patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult/or geriatric patient. The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area (s).The individual must demonstrate the knowledge or the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age related factors. Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in the computer access agreement that the employee signs. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed. The selectee may also be required to work various shift on a permanent or temporary basis.
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