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 The incumbent will service as the Section Chief of Cardiology and will be accountable to the Chief of Medicine. The Section Chief of Cardiology communicates with the Medical Staff Department, the Chief of Staff, and other members of the team to maximize effective service delivery to our veterans. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides oversight on Cardiology regarding: consultations, evaluating clinic inpatients and outpatients, and interpreting diagnostic tests such as treadmill, nuclear scanning, echocardiography, pacemakers and Holter Monitors. Ensures that physicians provide optimum patient care by assessing the skill set of physician's diagnostic and treatment plans, performance and documentation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within their scope of individual privileges. Physician will also participate in staff evaluations, communications and counseling. The incumbent may also be assigned to perform other clinical duties as assigned within the service and by the Chief of Service or Chief of Staff. This physician will represent the interests of the unit to appropriate committees. This physician will be responsible and participate in educational programs for the inpatient unit personnel, update and develop inpatient policies and procedures. Demonstrates ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization. Other duties may be assigned dependent on the needs of the service. Work Schedule: May need to be on call and work weekends and irregular hours. Shifts will be determined based on the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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