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BOISE PULMONOLOGY/CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN RESEARCHER OPPORTUNITY

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, is seeking a full-time staff physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the physician/scientist pathway. Certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine is required. The incumbent will spend approximately 5/8 time in clinical duties and the other 3/8 in research. Clinical duties will include 3 months of attending in Medical Intensive Care Unit and inpatient pulmonary consult service. In addition, there will be a half-day of outpatient pulmonary clinic per week throughout the year.

Physicians applying for this position must have recent experience in formulating and bringing to completion independent research and publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. In addition, the incumbent must have experience in seeking sources of research funding, writing grant proposals, and successfully obtaining research funding . Experience in basic science research pertaining to mechanisms and pathophysiology of bacterial/viral lung infections is required.

Join an internationally known research group with expertise in basic science pathophysiology of infections caused by gram positive bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumonia, Group A streptococcus, MRSA and a variety of clostridial species. Research priorities are in pathogenesis, role of viral infections in development of community acquired pneumonia, mechanisms of pulmonary vascular dysfunction, mediators of septic shock and cardiomyopathy of sepsis. A new 18,000 square foot basic science research laboratory was built in 2013 and we also enjoy $2,000,000 of new equipment. In addition, there are 6 principle investigators, 6 laboratory technicians, a state of the art animal facility and appropriate administrative staff to support a variety of research interests. The Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation has been established during the last 3 years and is currently administering numerous grants from NIH and pharmaceutical corporations. The research service supports 5-6 undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows each year.

The Boise VA Medical Center Primary service area has a radius of approximately 160 miles with an estimated veteran population of 94,000, with over 150,000 outpatient visit and 10,000 hospital admissions annually. Facilities include a new, state-of-the-art research laboratory.

Candidates with significant research and teaching experience in pulmonary critical care medicine are especially preferred. The incumbent will also provide high quality care to Americas Heroes, and guide the professional and academic development of medical students, Medical residents and fellows. She/he will enjoy active collaboration with hospital and departmental leadership, develop patient care standards, and partner with hospital leadership in program development. Benefits include:

Practice evidence based medicine without the hassles of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!
Monday -Friday schedule with occasional 1:4th week equally shared call.
Access to the most sophisticated Integrated Electronic Medical Records network involving 132 VA facilities.
Enjoy a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), 26 vacation days + 10 federal holidays + 15 sick days accrued annually; comprehensive Federal Benefits Package (full malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME) an unmatched work/life balance, and much more!

Boise, the State Capital of Idaho, is a vibrant university city nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Boise offers big-city amenities, a lively music scene, and nationally recognized arts and cultural opportunities. The beautiful Boise River Greenbelt winds throughout, and world-class outdoor recreation is just moments away. In Boise its not uncommon to ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon, and catch a Boise State University sporting event or a show at the beautiful Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in the evening. Boise is often cited as one of the best place to live in America. Check out some recent accolades here: http://www.bvep.org/facts/national-accolades.aspx.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!