This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certification: The selected candidate will be board certified in Cardiology, having completed an appropriate residency or fellowship. American Heart Association - Basic Life Support Certification. National Board of Echocardiography active Testamur status (or equivalent). National Board of Echocardiography credentialing required to act as physician director of an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) echocardiography laboratory. Preferred Qualifications: Certification in reading nuclear stress tests, certification in reading CT coronary angiograms 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. ["We have a close affiliation with Stony Brook University and participate in their residency and fellowship teaching programs and conferences. Opportunity for academic appointment at Stony Brook University. Duties include but limited to: Perform as Director of Imaging for the section of cardiology.\nSupervising echocardiography technicians to perform at the highest level.\nRead and perform transthoracic, transesophageal and stress echos using the most current technology including 3-dimensional studies and strain imaging.\nRead CT coronary angiograms (preferred).\nInteract productively with colleagues in radiology and nuclear medicine to develop clinical protocols, perform quality assessments and advance local technologies related to cardiac imaging.\nAct as cardiology section physician liaison for the regional VA PACs system.\nAccomplish certification of the echocardiography lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.\nTeach fellows to perform and interpret echocardiograms. Participate in weekly cardiology conferences.\nPerform \"history & physical\" examinations, evaluate all medical problems and define the appropriate therapeutic approaches for general cardiology outpatients and inpatients.\nRoutinely read and interpret ECG's, cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms and a wide range of clinical laboratory tests. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): offered\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Christine.Mcmahon2@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 4% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm.On call nights and weekends for 1 week per month precepting on call cardiology fellows."]
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