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. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible in General Cardiology Proficient in Echocardiography, Peripheral Vascular Imaging (RPVI) and Nuclear Cardiology Successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with all staff. 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: Use of fingers; Both hands required; Specific visual requirements (See computer screen); Hearing (aid permitted) ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment / Relocation Incentive: May be Authorized Recruitment and/or relocation will only be offered in the form of incentives and not reimbursed expenses, in accordance with agency policy. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact V20CompensationTeam@vgov and VHAEDRPProgramSupport@VA.gov, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting You will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients. You will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with cardiovascular disease according to standard techniques and guidelines. You will provide services such outpatient and inpatient cardiology consultation and ongoing patient management in outpatient and inpatient settings. You will attend Medicine Service meetings, and meetings with other medical center staff. You may be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist our facility to meet established performance measures, and such other duties as assigned by the Supervisory Cardiologist or Chief of Medicine. You will be responsible for timely documentation of patient care data in electronic medical health records, as per facility policy. Responsibilities and duties are but not limited to the following: Physician will provide consultation services and follow up of cardiovascular patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Interpretation of ECGs, Holter and event monitor recordings and transthoracic echocardiograms. Supervision and interpretation of treadmill, pharmacologic, nuclear and echocardiographic stress tests. Establish professional working relationships with clinical service providers within the medical center and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Required to participate in the education of medical students and residents. Participate in the performance evaluation process. Maintain VA training requirements, with upkeep of credentials, state license and DEA Registration as required BLS and ACLS Certification required Work Schedule: Cardiology clinics operate Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Standard tours (Five 8-hour days) and compressed tours (Four 10-hour days) are available"]
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