Physician - Cardiologist (Non-Invasive)
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 9, 2020
- ** A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized to a
highly qualified candidate. ***
This position is approved for the Education Debt Reduction
This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date
is December 20, 2019. Additional applications will be referred as
needed.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here:
http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign
education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a
Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to
receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:
the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as
a Non-interventional Cardiologist. You will provide or assist
residents and/or the nurse practitioner in the process of
evaluation and treatment of the cardiology patients, and actively
participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to
psychiatric interventions. You will perform inpatient cardiology
consultation reviews, and outpatient cardiology evaluations and
treatment. You will also provide consultation on cardiac-related
concerns from services within our facility, and communicates and
collaborates as appropriate with outside providers and facilities.
Other duties include:
- Application of accepted protocols for assessment of the
individual presenting with altered cardiology status. Assessment
may include gathering verbal and documented history, physical
status examination and medical and laboratory evaluation.
- Responsible for inpatient and outpatient care, and graduate and
undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as
- Procedures will consist of clinic based diagnostic exams such
as Stress Tests, Stress echos and reading Echocardiograms.
- You will facilitate communication among patients, their
families, VA and outside primary care physicians, hospitalists, and
- Diagnostic description or formulation to guide appropriate
acute and secondary treatment interventions.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate
schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- Board certification by the American College of Cardiology
- Extensive echocardiography and heart failure experience
- Experience with geriatric population is a plus
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
and program start date is determined after review of a complete
EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education
Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position,
please contact the facility EDRP Coordinator.To qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 09/30/2020.
- 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.
- For foreign medical graduates, facility officials must verify
with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
(ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification,
and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to
be board certified for employment in VA; however, three
circumstances in VA require physician board certification:
- If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for
medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the
LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board
certification credential will apply.
- If the position being filled will have faculty status with an
affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with
affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for
board certification will apply to the jointly recruited
- If the position being filled is required to be board certified
by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a
cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical
Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard dated April 1, 2020.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); Moderate
carrying (15-44 pounds); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers;
Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3
hours); Kneeling (up to 1hour); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour);
Near vision correctable; Far vision correctable; Hearing (aid
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