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Staff Nephrologist (Physician)

The Nephrology section at VA Loma Linda is expanding and seeking a clinician-educator to join a collegial group of Nephrologists committed to providing outstanding patient care and education of housestaff and fellows in our fully-accredited ACGME training programs. We care for one of the largest and most diverse populations of CKD, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplant patients in the VA. Responsibilities will include the full scope of Nephrology practice in addition to attending on the inpatient Medicine ward, supervising resident physicians. Night and weekend calls, including fellow supervision, are shared equally between Nephrologists. Experience and interest in managing patients with kidney transplant and patients receiving home modalities of dialysis is strongly preferred. Additionally, completion of advanced training in epidemiology or biostatistics with experience in research methodology and working with large databases is highly desirable.
VA Loma Linda is affiliated with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and faculty appointment commensurate with level of experience and achievement is expected. We also have strong collaborative relationships with the Division of Nephrology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information
Work Schedule: Regular work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly-qualified candidate.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
Preferred Experience: Board-certification or eligibility in Nephrology is desired and continued certification in Internal Medicine strongly preferred.
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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs. and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs.); Straight Pulling, Pushing, reaching above shoulder, Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing aid (permitted).

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