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Physician Pulmonologist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Full-time, Permanent, Pulmonologist. This position will be located in the Speialty Medicine Service Line.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinator, Katie McGuire, can be reached at Catherine.mcguire@va.gov


  • Perform a full range of pulmonary services to include diagnosis, treatment and education of patients with pulmonary and sleep disorders.
  • Perform and/or supervise procedures including bronchoscopy, thoracenteses and others as required.
  • Manage patients requiring invasive or noninvasive mechanical ventilation to include taking primary responsibility for adjusting ventilator settings and directing weaning.
  • Provide inpatient consultations and conduct general pulmonary outpatient clinics.
  • Interpret pulmonary function tests and home sleep tests.
  • Review oximetry results and prescribe supplemental oxygen when indicated.
  • Provide physician guidance to the Respiratory Therapy department.
  • Perform chart reviews for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and peer reviews as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Hospitalists regarding patient care issues.
  • Be responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records such as history and physical exams within 24 hours of admission, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients, consult notes, and enter new and renew prescriptions.


    Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday-Friday, Administrative hours. Additional information may be provided during the interview process.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    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 Certified Pulmonologist preferred

      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: Periods of long standing. Occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Long periods of sitting at a computer station. The need for high degree of accuracy, high stress situations, and the ability to adapt work plans based on patient status.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Sioux Falls , Physician Pulmonologist, Healthcare , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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