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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. EDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn.Wasson@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Job Duties and responsibilities: Expertise in the detection and treatment of various cardiac and cardiac related diseases. Provide care to patients in the ambulatory and inpatient settings as well as provide care to patients from other areas across the campus. Diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cardiac diseases. Performing and interpreting routine cardiology diagnostic exams and procedures such as: Stress Testing (including nuclear, pharmacologic, GXT, etc), Stress Echos, Holter and Event Monitors, interrogation reports, EKGs, and Echocardiograms. Work closely with Physician Extenders and Cardiology Technicians to provide high quality continuous care. Occasional opportunities to precept medical students or Resident Physicians. Provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families. Demonstrates excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards. Provide consultative feedback and management on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics. Perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Section Chief of Cardiology and/or the Chief of Medicine. Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes (e.g. H&P, consult review, e-consults, medication reconciliation, etc) Interpretation and closure of diagnostic reports, consults, and clinic encounters (i.e. EKGs, Echos, Holters, etc). Coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with Hospitalists, Primary Care Providers, nursing, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other subspecialists and ancillary staff. Ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM with shared call nights and weekends.
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.