The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center at Detroit, Michigan, is seeking a BC/BE full-time and/or part-time Sleep Physician and we invite you to consider this position, providing care for our veterans. As a Sleep Physician the duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Attending in the sleep clinics and the tele-sleep medicine program
Ordering and interpreting complex in-lab and limited channel home sleep studies
Performing inpatient sleep consultations
Performing evaluative testing and readings of PAP/sleep related disorder testing
Participating as a faculty member in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited sleep medicine fellowship program
Teaching and supervising advanced practice providers, sleep fellows, residents, ancillary staff and multidisciplinary teams
Participating in the clinical sleep quality improvement initiatives
Maintaining, strategizing, and expanding clinical initiatives including tele-medicine and the Remote Veterans Apnea Management Program (REVAMP), in collaboration with the section chief
Participating in the clinical sleep research program
Collaborating with the Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, ENT and Dental sleep medicine
You should be veteran focused, an effective role model, innovative thinker, and demonstrate clinical excellence, with exceptional interpersonal, teaching and communication skills.
You will be expected to participate in training sleep fellows, as well as precepting residents, medical students and other trainees in the field of Sleep Medicine. In addition to an active clinical practice you will be responsible for supporting an academic environment oriented to fellows and medicine residents with strong emphasis on education, continuous quality and process improvement and research and, you must qualify for an academic appointment at Wayne State University which includes board eligibility/board certification.
The John D. Dingell VAMC Sleep-Wake Disorders Center is an AASM-accredited sleep center with multiple sleep clinics and a state-of-the art sleep laboratory with 12 beds. The Sleep Center includes an active behavioral sleep medicine program and with Dental Sleep and ENT-Sleep specialists. The ENT specialists and sleep center collaborate on providing sleep apnea therapy via hypoglossal nerve stimulation. The Center serves as a referral center for the region’s VA medical facilities (Battle Creek VA and Saginaw VA) and provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for Veterans via face-to-face clinics as well as via video-teleconferencing with remote VA sites.
The Center also co-sponsors an ACGME-accredited Sleep Fellowship program in conjunction with Wayne State University. The VA sleep program has a strong research track with opportunities for conducting clinical research in management of sleep apnea, sleep apnea and COPD overlap syndrome, and research into control of breathing in individuals with opioid use and spinal cord injury. The medical center serves as a major WSU-SOM site for pre-and post-graduate education in medicine, surgery and psychiatry. A growing basic and clinical research program at Detroit VA now exceeds $4 million in annual VA funding.
This VAMC is a recently-constructed, state-of-the-art 108 bed tertiary care medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility with an 84-bed nursing home care unit, a 50-bed off-site Domiciliary, and two community-based outpatient clinics. Over 1,900 employees provide dedicated service to Veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan and we are in the heart of Detroit's cultural and medical center that includes museums, seven hospitals, and Wayne State University.
US Citizenship of the United States (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
Board Certification Board certified or eligible in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Residency/Fellowship. Completion of an accredited residency/fellowship in Sleep Medicine.
Licensure: 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 with no history or suspension or revocation
So, if you’re interested in caring for veterans while enjoying a work/life balance difficult to find in the private sector, this is an opportunity you need to check out. For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be held in confidence.
The VA offers benefits that are had to match in the private sector and include:
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME with $1,000 per year CME allowance
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
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 and, 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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 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
Like the 401(k) savings plans, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. Employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
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 as well as Disability Retirement and, Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
Internal Number: MD/DO
About The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.