The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC), in affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), is seeking a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine board-certified or eligible physician to join its growing academic Pulmonary Section within Medical Care Line. The candidate must be proficient in all core aspects of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Pulmonary and ICU procedures (including but not limited to bronchoscopy, intubations, central line placements, dialysis catheters, right heart catheterizations, pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, bedside ultrasound, etc). The applicant must have a strong teaching and academic background. The applicant is expected to fulfill the clinical, research, and educational missions of our section, and should qualify for academic tenure-track appointment at BCM at the Assistant /Associate Professor level. MEDVAMC is ranked highest in complexity among VA medical centers, and BCM is ranked among the top 20 medical schools for funding by the National Institutes of Health.
The successful applicant will provide comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients and inpatients, including coverage in the general medicine service, medical and surgical intensive care units, pulmonary inpatient consultation, pulmonary outpatient service along with supervision of Advanced Practice Providers (APP). Weekend coverage will be required on a rotating basis, and on call time will be required during the ICU rotation periods. The successful candidate is expected to develop a subspecialty clinical service for patients with interstitial lung disease, pulmonary complications of transplant patients along with pre and post lung transplantation care. The anticipated clinical service commitment is expected to be ~75% time, with an expectation to contribute to the teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students. Participation in intramural and extramural research projects is expected based on the available non-service time. The successful candidate is also expected to provide support for the pulmonary & critical care fellowship site director in accordance with the recommendations of the program director at Baylor College of Medicine.
United States citizenship is required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to Ms. Jennifer Colvin (JenniferM.Colvin@va.gov) with copies to Dr. Venkata Bandi (Venkata.Bandi@va.gov) and Dr. Rolando Rumbaut (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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