The Physician is directly accountable to the Chief of Medicine. This physician will help increase efficiency and productivity throughout the unit. In addition the Section Chief Cardiology proactively communicates with the Medical Staff Department, the Chief of Staff and other members of the team to assure optimum results. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide comprehensive cardiac services, echocardiography, stress echocardiograms, TEE and diagnostic cardiac catheterizations. Consult and treat Veterans while also performing stress test procedures (nuclear, chemical and routine treadmill) and echocardiography readings, Holter monitor, and EKG interpretations. Provides education and counseling of Veterans and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Establish professional working relationship with clinical service providers within the medical center, Outpatient Clinics (OPCs), and the Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), providing telephone and curbside consultation as needed and screening consults that are received for appropriateness prior to scheduling. Ultimately responsible for the oversight of all aspects of cardiac medical care delivered to patients under their care. Responsible for providing inpatient and outpatient care. Will provide residency and medical student teaching. Must be willing to be on call and work weekends and irregular hours. Privileges include admission, work-up, diagnosis, and provision of treatment or consultative services to patients presenting with cardiac conditions. Core privileges include performance in emergency situations of all procedures relative to the ABMS or AOA specialty, whether or not the physician is subspecialty trained. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM. Maybe expected to take on call and work weekends and irregular hours. Shifts will be determined based on the needs of the service. Recruitment/Relocation incentive: May be offered for highly qualified candidates. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.