Sleep Medicine Physician Opportunity Beautiful Birmingham VA Medical Center

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtySleep Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Opportunity Details

Sleep Medicine Physician Opportunity Beautiful Birmingham VA Medical Center

The Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center seeks a full-time, board certified or board eligible Sleep Medicine Physician to practice in the Sleep Service department, including sleep medicine clinics, sleep laboratory program, home sleep, and sleep telehealth program. 

 Opportunity allows you to provide:

  • Initial evaluation and management for patients with the full spectrum of sleep disorders in-person and via clinical video telemedicine.
  • Interpretation of diagnostic/therapeutic In-Lab polysomnographic studies
  • Home Sleep polysomnographic studies
  • Sleep consult management, and other additional duties based on Sleep Service needs.
  • Spearhead the team in the development of an organized approach to sleep disorders, sleep quality improvement initiatives and in the implementation of evidence-based medicine and best practices, thereby resulting in improved patient outcome at decreased cost. In addition, the sleep physician will help develop the remote veteran apnea management program (REVAMP) and will be encouraged to participate in clinical sleep education as part of the VA mission.

Ideal candidate: neurologist; psychiatrist or pulmonologist with experience seeing sleep medicine patients; in-lab; home sleep testing and video telehealth medicine.

Opportunity highlights: Being able to practice sleep medicine optimally, not dealing with insurance companies and to practice pure medicine, provide the highest level of care and treatment for your patients is what make our position so amazing.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday – flexible with work schedule.

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.

Community Information: To be in Birmingham is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable, and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm. It’s to be in a place that’s as modern and contemporary as it is classically southern.

It’s a place that’s brimming with entertainment, the arts, nightlife, outdoor recreation and world-class cuisine.  Should you have Birmingham pigeonholed as serving only barbecue and fried pies, remember that the city is home to “the Oscars of dining,” with James Beard Foundation Award winners and nominees.  Visitors to the city should take in the beauty of down-home cooking as well.  And guests with an appetite for live music have come to the right place.  Dozens of art galleries surprise enthusiasts and collectors with a spectrum of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fine and folk art.  The Birmingham Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of artistic work from cultures around the world.

Facility Information:

The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) is a 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to Veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 139 operating beds currently. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in practically all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics in North Alabama.

Affiliations

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Samford University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Florida State University

Authorized Beds

  • 313 Authorized

Type of Facility

  • Tertiary Care

Special Programs

  • Palliative Care
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Hemodialysis
  • Neurosurgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • Research and Development

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

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious, or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Facility & Address

  • Birmingham VA Medical Center
  • 700 South 19th Street Birmingham AL 35233

Links

Contact Information

Terrance Anderson National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

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