Physician - Pulmonary Disease

Huntington, WV 27704

Specialty Pulmonary Disease
Profession Physician




1 license/50 States - 49 Days' OFF each year! Competitive Salary, No Overhead, No Insurance Companies to deal with. Practice pure Medicine As a VA Physician the possibilities’ are endless. Huntington: A vibrant, energetic city where heritage comes alive. Located in western West Virginia, sitting on the Ohio River at the point where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet, Huntington is part of the largest inland port in the United States. Huntington’s population is over 50,000.   It is the second largest city in the state. The city is home to Marshall University.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

Perform duties dealing with disease involving the respiratory tract as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Attending Physician for critical care or pulmonary patients.

~ Inpatient pulmonary consultations.

~ Perform and/or supervise procedures, including central line placement, intubation, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and others as required.

~ Outpatient pulmonary clinic evaluations for new and follow-up patients.

~ Interpretation of pulmonary function tests.

~ Actively involved in teaching residents and students, and will periodically direct noon conferences for their didactic training.

Potential for an academic appointment. Staff consists of PA’s and registered nurses.

Tour of Duty:   Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., with potential for some weekends, as well as on-call coverage.


  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)

  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive:   Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may authorized for highly-qualified candidate.


       Veteran Affairs Physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation.  No dealing with insurance company’s and no overhead. Practice pure medicine.


    Requirements: U.S. Citizen         


    Board certified/board eligible in Pulmonary Medicine

    Unrestricted MD.DO license (practice with any current full and unrestricted state license).  

Interested: Forward your C.V.

 Benefits: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:

49 days paid time off annually including

26 days paid vacation

13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays

5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

•up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); on average, federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually; VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not have to pay a penny for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises.

VA Total Compensation: VA physicians enjoy all the above mentioned benefits which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary.

Medical License:  A clean, valid medical license from any US State or Territory is all that is required to practice medicine in a VA Federal Hospital anywhere in the nation.

Salaries: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your experience and credentials as a physician.

Job Satisfaction: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. A 40 hour work week makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time off for family and friends.

We offer an academic affiliation with the Marshall University Health School of Medicine; train medical students and residents, develop continuing medical education courses and pursue faculty appointments. The VA offers opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. All of this makes the Huntington VA Medical Center a first rate facility that truly deserves the great reputation it has earned.

Huntington also is known for its expansive park system, the gem of which is Ritter Park. The park, which features a walking path, award-winning playground, tennis courts, amphitheater and PetSafe Dog Park, was recognized by the American Planning Association in 2012 as one America’s 10 Great Public Spaces. Since 1934, the park’s Rose Garden has been West Virginia's nationally-recognized municipal rose garden, containing 1,000 plants and noted for its All-American Rose Selections.


In the hills above Ritter Park is the Huntington Museum of Art. It is the largest art museum between Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Richmond and contains numerous collections, exhibitions, education programs and nature trails on a sprawling, 52-acre campus. The grounds also are home to the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory, West Virginia’s only plant conservatory.