Cardiologists are internal medicine specialists trained in caring for patients at risk for and with heart disease. The field includes the medical diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart rhythm disorders. Cardiologists are trained to take and perform comprehensive and accurate histories and physical exams, respectively, electrocardiography, ambulatory rhythm monitoring (Holter, event monitoring, loop monitoring, and implantable event records), and exercise testing. They have general knowledge in imaging techniques (fluoroscopy, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), nuclear imaging, angiograms, and others). Cardiologists see patients in the outpatient clinic and in the hospital for consultation and short/intermediate and long-term management. Hospital responsibilities also include attending in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and when needed cardioversion, resuscitation, temporary pacing and right heart catheterization.
The successful candidate will have clinical responsibilities at the CMCVAMC must be committed to the Veterans Healthcare Administration's Mission, Vision and Values. Specific clinical responsibilities include outpatient consultative cardiology (including Telehealth), and inpatient attending in the coronary care unit and consultative services. They must also be capable of interpreting electrocardiograms, Holter/event monitors, and treadmill stress tests. Teaching medical students, house staff and cardiology fellows is a required responsibility for this position with particular preference given to those applicants who have been formally recognized for their teaching ability.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.
This employee reports to the Chief of Cardiology. The employee is responsible for evaluating findings and making technical recommendations independently, and is considered an expert in the field. However, if needed, a higher level medical officer is available to provide consultation, guidance, and direction. Generally, case findings and recommendations are not discussed with the supervisor and notes for clinical conferences are not cleared in advance with the supervisor.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance withDepartment of Veterans Affairspolicy.
Degree of doctor of medicine oran equivalent degree resulting for a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Departmentof Veterans Affairs for the year in which thecourse of study was completed.
3.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.
4. Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
5. Meet the physical standards outlined in VA Directive and Handbook 5019. This will be evidenced by completion of a pre-employment physical.
6.Proficiency in spoken and written English.
7. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of teh applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
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Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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