Seeking both a talented General Cardiology Physician and an Electrophysiology Cardiology Physician
VA Asheville Medical Center
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
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Seeking both a talented General Cardiology Physician and an Electrophysiology Cardiology Physician to Join the Section of Cardiology in Asheville, North Carolina.
The VA Asheville Medical Center in Ashville, North Carolina is actively recruiting to fill two Board Certified Staff physician positions, one in Non-Interventional General Cardiology with board certification (BE considered) and the other an Electrophysiology Cardiologist for our growing cardiology section. The candidates will have an opportunity to participate in clinical teaching of medical students. The selected candidates will report to the Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Kristine Owen. The Charles George VAMC – located in Asheville, NC – is part of VA (VISN6), encompassing a main Medical Center, and three community-based outpatient clinics in Franklin, Hickory and Rutherfordton a 23-county area of western North Carolina. The Asheville VAMC operates 119-bed acute care hospital beds and a separate 120-bed Community Living Center serving the western North Carolina area and portions of South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.
You are invited to consider joining the team at the VA Asheville Medical Center, providing care for the world’s best patients. You should be board certified/eligible in Cardiology and/or Electrophysiology and a US citizen with current US licensure (any state) with no history of revocations or suspension. Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected.
Work Schedule: Full-time. Night and weekend hours are not currently scheduled, however, full-time physicians are employed on a 24/7 basis
Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S.
Board Certification in Cardiology needed (and Electrophysiology if applying for this position) but Board Eligibility may also be considered. Board certification in Internal Medicine is also preferred.
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Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA, Flexible Spending Accounts, Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government, and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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