The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking highly qualified eligible candidates for?,Staff Physician position in Medicine Service (Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep), Albuquerque, NM. The NMVAHCS is a tertiary referral center consisting of 184 acute hospital beds, 90 residential rehabilitation treatment program beds and a 36 bed Nursing Home Care Unit. Albuquerque is home to the sole VA hospital in the state but the NMVAHCS operates six (6) VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and five (5) contract CBOCs throughout the State and southern Colorado. Annually, over 44,000 veterans are served and 33,000 hospital days and 500,000 outpatient visits are provided. In addition to its affiliations with the University of New Mexico (UNM), NMVAHCS enjoys affiliations with Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College and New Mexico State University.
These positions also carry full time faculty membership at UNM. Available positions in the clinician educator track include one with the leadership role of ICU Director, sleep specialists for the new sleep medicine program, pulmonologist and intensivists to staff the pulmonary and ICU services. Positions are also available for physician scientists with startup package and protected time for research.
The Section evaluates and treats patients with a wide variety of pulmonary diseases and sleep disorders through an inpatient pulmonary and sleep consultation service and several outpatient clinics, and provides attending physician coverage for an ICU. There are ample opportunities to participate in scholarly activities including educational programs, clinical outcomes, translational and basic science research. Major research areas in the Division include lung cancer and chemoprevention, heat shock protein biology, asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, sleep medicine and epithelial cell biology. Research collaborations are also available through the NCI - designated Cancer Research and Treatment Center at UNM and the NIEHS-funded UNM Center for Environmental Health Sciences. The Division maintains strong ties with the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, a non-profit research organization focused on bench, translational, and clinical research in respiratory diseases.
Functional Statment/#: Staff Physician / NA
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276
- Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
- 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.
** The following are preferred qualifications, but not required, as the New Mexico VAHCS is affiliated with the University of New Mexico and is an academic facility. **
- M.D. degree
- Certification or experience in Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine
- Completion of an accredited fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine
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.
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.
Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over): Straight pulling and pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid permitted.All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist, and Chiropractors )
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at http://vaww4.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (REQUIRED).
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1911658.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.