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Physician - Cardiologist (Non-Invasive)

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:


  • ** A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized to a highly qualified candidate. ***


    This position is approved for the Education Debt Reduction Program.

    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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Join 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 appropriate.
    • 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 specialists/subspecialists.
    • 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 organization.)

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

      Preferred Experience:


      • Board certification by the American College of Cardiology preferred
      • 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.

        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.


          • 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 applicant.
          • 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 certification.
          • 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 position.
            • 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 will apply.]
            • 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 permitted).

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