VA Northern Indiana Health Care System is searching for a full-time or part-time academic non-invasive cardiologist to fulfill the current staffing needs of our facility. The selectee will manage the full range of cardiovascular diseases in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. The individual must qualify to perform duties as a physician, have completed an accredited residency and/or possess experience which has qualified the individual to perform general duties and some specialized functions and procedures without supervision. Staff physicians may also include attendings who train physician residents assigned in facilities with residency training programs, and consultants who are capable of giving authoritative views and opinions on subjects in their field of medicine. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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. Residency Training: 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. English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Cardiovascular Disease. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.\nPaid 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.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nIncentives: Possible relocation assistance.\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.\nTake a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure Student Loan Repayment/Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. EDRP approval is contingent on this occupation and specialty being deemed \"hard-to-recruit-and-retain\" at the duty location you are interested in.??????? Outpatient clinic duties will include personally evaluating new cardiology consults and follow up with patients and mid-level providers who see both new consultations and follow up patients in their clinics. S/he will be assigned to Acute Medicine. S/he will be expected to read ECGs, exercise and pharmacologic stress tests, transthoracic echocardiograms and ambulatory cardiac monitors. Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in Cardiovascular Disease. The selectee will participate in the cardiovascular care of both inpatients and outpatients, which includes the procedures listed above. Selectee will apply American Cardiology of Cardiology/American Heart Association and VA guidelines to the management of cardiovascular diseases. You will be required to maintain BLS certification and ACLS. You may be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist the facility in meeting required cardiovascular performance measures. You will perform chart reviews as part of peer ongoing professional practice evaluations as well as point of care audits. You will also participate in the peer review process. You will be responsible to document patient care data in the electronic medical record, including new consult and follow-up notes within 24 hours. Work Schedule: 8:00a - 4:30p\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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