Physician - Pulmonary Disease

Spokane, WA

Specialty Pulmonary Disease
Profession Physician

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is seeking a full time Pulmonologist to support our Veteran population. Physicians must be either board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary Medicine. The Physician will be responsible for providing a full range of pulmonary services for a diverse group of Veterans within the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center system.


The provider has responsibilities but are not limited to referral consultation covering all issues of the respiratory system. Physician will perform as a consultant to our Intensive Care Unit and inpatient service, and be credentialed to perform bronchoscopies. It is highly desirable that the incumbent perform review of sleep studies and all related functions of sleep apnea therapy.

The physician is charged with delivering the best possible Pulmonary services to our Veteran patients. The Pulmonary Physician will perform indicated services for conditions in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, possibly telemedicine. The incumbent must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of Pulmonary medicine. Additionally, candidate will be required to participate in the education of medical students and residents.


Other duties:

  • Provide pulmonary outpatient consultations and ongoing follow up care. This will be primarily delivered in the office setting with a limited number of telehealth and in the urgent care/emergency room evaluations.
  • Write ICU orders in consultation with the admitting physician as deemed necessary for optimal care and work cooperatively with the Tele-ICU service that provides critical care to ICU patients at the MGVAMC
  • Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Code Blue Team per hospital policy.
  • Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges.
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  • Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.
  • Complete medical records and consultations in accordance with VHA Directives and local policies.


VA 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. Better Quality of Work/Life Balance! The VA knows that the first step to providing superior patient care is self-care. The quality of work/life balance VA physicians experience simply cannot be found in private practice.


At Work... With predictable schedules, a virtually paperless work environment, and no billing hassles, our physicians have the time to thrive professionally and get closer to their patients. They enjoy long-term relationships with Veterans of all ages, most of whom will rely on VA caregivers for the rest of their lives. The burden of liability protection is also lifted from our physicians' shoulders. VA physicians do not have to purchase malpractice insurance and don't have to worry about "tail" insurance coverage if they leave VA employment.


At Life... Well-rested medical staff has a direct impact on producing positive patient outcomes.


  • Practice evidence based medicine without the hassles of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!


  • Typical work week is 40 hours, Monday-Friday schedule


  • Fully integrated state of the art Integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) network with centralized patient registration and billing.


  • Our physicians enjoy a competitive salary that is determined by a Physician Compensation Panel based on Qualifications, Education and Commensurate with Experience.


  • Physicians earn 26 of paid annual leave (vacation) starting their first year and may accumulate up to 86 days.   Also earn 15 days of sick leave each year (unlimited accumulation) and in addition enjoy 10 federal holidays with pay each year.


  • The VHA offers an attractive comprehensive Federal Benefits Package that includes: full malpractice, life insurance, health (portable for life after 5 years), thrift savings plan (401K) with employer matching, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System which has a Defined Benefit Plan “Pension” vested after 5 years, CME, an unmatched work/life balance, and much more!


  • A Relocation/Recruitment Incentive may be authorized


  • Participation in the VA Education and Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be available for Physicians with student loan balances.


If you would be interested in exploring a practice in the VHA, please feel free to E-mail your CV and any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, it would be my pleasure to assist you and explore our Physician benefits by clicking on the links below:



Spokane is the financial, cultural, and retail center for a large area of Washington, Idaho, and western Montana known as the “Inland Northwest.” The dry climate and relatively plain infrastructure differ from what one might picture for a Pacific Northwest city, but the area is on the upswing after years in the shadow of the larger Puget Sound cities to the west. The economy of agriculture, commerce, and industry is diverse and once again healthy, aided by a large migration for retirement and to escape more crowded and expensive coastal cities. Nearby outdoor and mountain recreation are excellent.






The downtown area is clean, lively, and popular with attractive new and restored buildings. The notable 100-acre downtown Riverfront Park, once the 1974 World’s Fair site, is an excellent urban park dotted with attractive cultural venues and recreation opportunities. The modest but diverse cultural amenities are noteworthy for a city with this size and location. Residential areas on the plateau to the south range from average to very attractive. The area to the east blends into Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a growing recreation and retirement area.


The cost of living remains attractive for the region, although recent migration has driven home prices up a bit. Southwest Airlines provides ample, inexpensive air service to other areas in the west. Except for rugged winters, some sprawl and a relatively high property crime rate for the region, Spokane is a balanced and attractive place to live.


Spokane is the second-largest city in Washington, the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis, and a center for both commercial and cultural pursuits. While Spokane is a very pleasant city with a beautiful park, excellent museum, a downtown historic district, great hotels, and excellent restaurants, it isn't really a tourist destination. However, its proximity to Lake Coeur d'Alene and several Idaho ski areas makes it a jumping-off point for explorations of the northern Idaho Rocky Mountains.



For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, today!