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Intensivist/Pulmonary Opportunity Clarksburg, West Virginia - Clarksburg, WV, USA

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Outstanding Quality of Life & Federal/VA benefits Await You

1 license/50 States – 50-55 days paid time off annually - No Overhead, No Malpractice or Insurance Company’s to deal with! Practice Pure Medicine

Education Debt Reduction and Relocation Incentives

Beautiful Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is seeking a full-time board certified/board eligible Intensivist.  Pulmonary and/or Sleep board certification preferred but not required. Provide continuous vigilance; early intervention and ongoing care to decrease ICU-related morbidity and mortality in the 9-bed maximum ICU unit.   In addition, Pulmonary Intensivist proactively communicates with the additional trained and seasoned nursing & staff members of the team to assure optimal results. 

ICU Intensivist perform 7 on 7 off; 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on-site or Monday – Friday.   After hours, there is the use of telehealth ICU care.

Intensivist performs various duties:

Examine and evaluate each patient soon after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of assessment and recommendations; Perform and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all patients; Write ICU orders in addition to the admitting physician orders as deemed necessary for optimal care; Perform and document the subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on daily rounds once every twenty-four hours and as needed; Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all Intensive Care Unit patients; Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) per hospital policy; Respond to all cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, assuming the role of the Code Team Leader.

Specific Pulmonologist Duties:

Diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with pulmonary diseases according to accepted standards of care; Performs outpatient Consultations in Pulmonary Clinic (eight to 15 patients per day); Provides inpatient Pulmonary Consultations; Performs invasive procedures for which s/he has been granted privileges; Performs Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews as requested; May admit ICU patients critically ill with pulmonary diseases and/or requiring assisted ventilation; Interprets pulmonary function tests; With appropriate skills, may participate in Sleep Medicine Program.

Benefits:

  • Assistance with payment of outstanding medical school loans up to $200K over 5 years, if approved!
  • Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
  • Paid Time Off 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 days 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

 Interested: Please contact and forward your C.V. to Terry Anderson   Show Email or call (304) 268-0377

Beautiful Clarksburg with its cozy population of 31,000 citizens is located at the center of West Virginia's 1-79 High Tech Corridor. The High-Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University Mountaineers, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution, and a training academy for Cisco Systems and Oracle.   Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America bybizjournals.com .  

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision : Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts , which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance , family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions , depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital with 98 beds, located on a 16-acre site adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Park and the West Virginia State Nursing Home in the city of Clarksburg, West Virginia. It serves a Veteran population of approximately 70,000 in north central West Virginia and adjacent counties in Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In FY07 the medical center treated 19,554 unique patients through 216,090 outpatient visits and 3,541 admissions.

The facility was initially dedicated on December 7, 1950 and was enhanced with the clinical addition in 1989. Named after Louis A. Johnson, Secretary of Defense under President Truman, this medical center has been an active teaching facility since 1960 by participating in residency and academic affiliations with the West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, Alderson-Broaddus College and other nearby institutions of higher education.

Clarksburg, approximate population of 18,000 citizens, is located at the center of West Virginia's I-79 High Tech Corridor. The High Tech Corridor is anchored on the north by Morgantown, which is the home of West Virginia University, a Carnegie Foundation Research Institution and training academy for Cisco systems, Inc. and Oracle. Morgantown was recently rated the best small city in America by bizjournals.com. Other regional high technology operations include the National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NASA IV and V Center, and Department of Defense Biometrics Fusion Center.

Clarksburg enjoys the amenities of the largest city in the region with the advantages of a small hometown community. A rich mix of retail, industry, and government services, with a thriving business community exist, along with an abundance of recreational facilities and one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state. The crime rate is the second lowest in West Virginia and is one of the lowest in the country, property prices remain low, and the cost of living is substantially lower than any metropolitan city. Clarksburg is a small community rich with economic growth, heritage, and family recreation. Clarksburg's Historic downtown is also home to the largest legal, accounting, and banking community in north central West Virginia. There are approximately 6,000 professionals working in the Downtown Central Business District each weekday.

Clarksburg is located approximately two hours from Pittsburgh, PA, three and one-half hours from Columbus, OH, four hours from Washington, DC, and two hours from Charleston, WV.

Contact Email: terrance.anderson@va.gov
Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Clarksburg, WV, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pulmonology
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