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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Sleep Medicine in Detroit, Michigan


Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).


The Medical Specialty, Sleep Medicine Section, at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center at Detroit, Michigan, is seeking a BC/BE full-time Sleep Physician.

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 Perform inpatient sleep consultations Perform evaluative testing and readings of PAP/sleep related disorder testing Participation 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 Participation in the clinical sleep quality improvement initiatives Maintain, strategize, and expand clinical initiatives including tele-medicine and the Remote Veterans Apnea Management Program (REVAMP), in collaboration with the section chief Participate in the clinical sleep research program Collaborate with the Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, ENT and Dental sleep medicine Other duties as assigned The candidate should be veteran experience focused, an effective role model, innovative thinker, and demonstrate clinical excellence, with exceptional interpersonal, teaching and communication skills.

The selected candidate is 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 the person 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.

The applicant must qualify for an academic appointment at Wayne State University which includes board eligibility/board certification. Work Schedule: Full time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; however, subject to change, depending on the needs of the service/medical center. On-call responsibility


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/01/2020.

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. 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: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs); Light Carrying (15 lbs and under); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional stability; Mental stability; Working closely with others; and Working alone.


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.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.