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. Among the most innovative and forward-looking in the nation, the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) provides exceptional health care to our nation's Veterans, trains America's future health care providers, and conducts research that contributes to medical advancements. VAPHS is home to four VA Research Centers that fuel research and clinical collaboration across the VA ecosystem and beyond. We also partner with UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and other educational organizations. We are uniquely positioned in the health care delivery, academic, and research worlds, and we use our strengths and partnerships to improve medicine for all Americans. Additional information can be found on our internet site https://www.va.gov/pittsburgh-health-care/. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized to highly qualified candidates EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 The Cardiologist will have training and experience managing advanced heart failure patients with formal heart failure fellowship training preferred. The Cardiologist participates in inpatient and outpatient quality care, teaching, and research related to cardiovascular diseases. Candidate will have experience and training in novel advanced pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic heart failure treatment modalities. Candidate will apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance and management of cardiovascular diseases. Position requires candidate to work as an attending physician, responsible for supervising University of Pittsburgh training programs-Internal Medicine and Cardiology fellowship. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Prescribes appropriate treatments, supervise, teach and provide consultation to other health care providers (nurse practitioners, medical students and residents rotating through cardiology service and cardiology fellows). Provides consultations to the medical and support staff on cardiology issues when needed Attend Cardiology Inpatient Service, outpatient clinics, EKG, Stress EKG, and performs other procedures as appropriate; attends staff meetings; performance of chart reviews; coordinates with other providers regarding patient care issues; documents electronic health record; performs history and physicals within 24 hours of request; performs outpatient encounters; documents consult notes; and processes new and renewal prescriptions Performs echocardiography, right heart catheterizations, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, Holter monitor and electrocardiogram interpretation, diagnosis and management of arrhythmias and Ischemic Heart Disease Able to identify, assist with work up of pre- and post- LVAD and heart transplant evaluations Co-manage post-heart transplant and post-LVAD patients with other VA and community hospitals Takes an active role in education and in the evaluation of the patient, deciding treatment/care options Serves on service level and/or facility committees as needed and participates in the facility peer review program Maintains professional competency, courtesy and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty to our Veteran population Participates in the expanded use of clinical video telehealth (VVC and CVT)/electronic consultation (e-Consult) to improve access to cardiology care May serve on committees, participates in quality assurance programs, assist facility in meeting established performance measures in the areas of Cardiology and such other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine Works closely with all staff to ensure compliance with National, Network, and local performance standards Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm - Weekend, evening, and holiday calls may be expected Telework: Yes, ADHOC
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