VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) in Long Beach, CA is recruiting for an outstanding candidate to serve as the Chief of Cardiology. The VA Long Beach Cardiology service is pleased to host and train Cardiology fellows, and work closely with UC Irvine and the Long Beach Memorial Hospital cardiovascular faculty as affiliates for the Cardiology fellowship program. Welcome to VA Long Beach Tibor Rubin- History 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certified Preferred Experience: Board certified in Cardiology Prior leadership experience with strengths in mentorship, leadership and section administrative management Clinical and leadership experience involving, but not limited to: strategic planning, quality and process improvement, clinical operations, supervision and leadership of direct reports within the VA system 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examinations and Evaluations. ["VA Long Beach is home to approximately 10 cardiologists, including Interventional, Electrophysiology and Advanced Imaging, in addition to 4 nurse practitioners, 4 care coordinator positions and a complement of staff for Cath Lab and Non-Invasive Cardiology areas. Long Beach VA Cardiology currently provides the following services on site: cardiac cath (LHC, RHC, PCI, PFO Closure), device implantation (PPM, ICD, CRT, ILR), transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardioversion, EKG, event monitor/MCOT, treadmill stress, nuclear stress, cardiac CT and CAC scoring, CIED surveillance, a dedicated Heart Failure outpatient service, outpatient/ambulatory cardiology clinics, and an inpatient consult and CCU team. The following services are being developed for implementation in the next fiscal year: EP ablations and cardiac MRI. The incumbent can anticipate a blend of both administrative oversight of the section, as well as participating in direct clinical care and medical education in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. Major duties of the position include but are not limited to: Oversight and optimization of clinical operations including, procedures, in-person, and telehealth visits Strong commitment to providing quality clinical care, scholarly and research activity and medical education Collaboration and effective communication with interdisciplinary staff Participates in committees and meetings as assigned by the Chief of Medicine Recruitment/on-boarding of physicians and LIPs within the cardiology section Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and ensures delivery of high quality, safe care within the cardiology section Oversees compliance with credentialing/privileging, FPPE/OPPE including peer-review for staff cardiologists and LIPs Responds to inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, Patient Advocate and national investigative bodies as relevant to the cardiology section. Provides direct clinical care in the relevant specialty area commensurate with the role and other duties Serves as an educator and supervisor of trainees and meets eligibility for a faculty appointment at the primary academic affiliate (UC Irvine) Preferred Experience: Board certified in Cardiology Prior leadership experience with strengths in mentorship, leadership and section administrative management Clinical and leadership experience involving, but not limited to: strategic planning, quality and process improvement, clinical operations, supervision and leadership of direct reports within the VA system VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Highly qualified individual may be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive in accordance with agency policy.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not authorized.\nWork Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm\nTelework: No\nVirtual: Not a virtual position\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 5% 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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