Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1886798

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) opened in 1932 at its current location. Dorn VAMC has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care.

Dorn VAMC is a complex teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

Dorn VAMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and by the American College of Surgeons and the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Laboratory and Pathology services are accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.

Columbia, South Carolina, is a wonderful place to live and work. A small-town atmosphere within a metropolitan city, Columbia is known for its museums, restaurants, and the University of South Carolina. Columbia offers four-season outdoor activity with several championship golf courses in the area and is a short drive from the mountains and the beach. Columbia is located near a 50,000 acre lake with boating and recreational opportunities and is also in close proximity to the premier Atlantic Ocean beaches and mountains.


The Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care within the Medicine Service at the WJB Dorn VAMC in Columbia, SC seeks a physician experienced in caring for medical intensive care unit (MICU) patients. The Dorn VAMC is a level 1C teaching 204-bed hospital that includes an 8-bed MICU. Dorn provides a full range of patient care clinical services, education, and research. The hospital serves an increasing number and increasingly diverse Veteran population with our most ill patients cared for in an intensive care setting. Dorn is a teaching facility affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The MICU is directed by the Pulmonary / Critical Care section. A team-based approach including the pulmonary staff, a nationwide VA tele-ICU service, and a full scope of consultative medical and surgical support is available for the comprehensive care of the ICU patient.
The successful candidate would provide clinical care to our ICU hospitalized Veterans typically rounding on 2-8 patients daily. Primary responsibilities are admissions, discharges, ongoing care of ICU inpatients utilizing an electronic medical record, bedside procedures, and working with consultative physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and the VA tele-ICU service. Our ICU is staffed 24/7/365 and coverage during nights and weekends with commensurate time-off is a prerequisite. The candidate will have formal training in Internal Medicine, preferably with a Pulmonary Critical Care or Critical Care only subspecialty training, but other critical care experience will be considered. ABIM (or equivalent) Board Eligibility / Certification is strongly preferred. Advanced Cardiac Life Support / Basic Life Support certification is required and can be provided on-site if not current. Advanced airway management skills preferred and can be credentialed on-site. There is opportunity for academic appointment at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

All applicants are encouraged to apply online but you may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to John Brumbaugh, Human Resources Specialist at or by phone at (803) 776-4000, extension 4234.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with nights, weekends, and call as needed.  Subject to change based on the needs of the facility.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Critical Care Pulmonology/544

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No