The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is seeking a Physician that is board certified or board eligible in Cardiology. As a noninterventional staff Cardiologist, the incumbent will provide expertise in the detection and treatment of various cardiac and cardiac related diseases. The ideal candidate will provide care to patients in the ambulatory and inpatient settings as well as provide care to patients from other areas across the campus. The incumbent will directly report to the Cardiology Section Chief, who in-turn reports to Chief of Medicine.
Key duties include diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cardiac diseases. The ideal candidate is expected to be proficient at 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. The ability to perform Right Heart Catheterization and Temporary Transvenous Pacing in ICU is highly desirable. The incumbent will work closely with Physician Extenders and Cardiology Technicians to provide high quality continuous care. Moreover, there may be opportunities to precept medical students or Resident Physicians.
In this role, the incumbent will provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families and demonstrates excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards. The incumbent will provide consultative feedback and management on patients referred from other sections of the hospital and/or affiliated VA outpatient clinics, and perform administrative functions and other tasks as assigned by the Section Chief of Cardiology and/or the Chief of Medicine. The incumbent is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate should possess 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.
The incumbent is expected to adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes (e.g. H&P, consult review, e-consults, medication reconciliation, etc) and timely interpretation and closure of diagnostic reports, consults, and clinic encounters (i.e. EKGs, Echos, Holters, etc). In addition, the incumbent is expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with Hospitalists, Primary Care Providers, nursing, social workers, clerical staff, pharmacy and other subspecialists and ancillary staff. The ideal candidate will help to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner.
Work Schedule: (May be required to work evenings or weekends---shared on call duties nights/weekends). On very rare occasions the Cardiologists provide backup coverage for the inpatient hospitalist service.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Associationfor the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above it will be verified with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the requirements for certification has been met, and a copy of the ECFMG certificate must be provided.
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(1) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(2) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research, academic or administrative assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations. In addition, the facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.
Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Councilfor Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) orAmerican Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Physical Requirements. Please see below.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Board certified or board eligible inCardiology
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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Emotional and Mental Stability; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 1 hours; Both eyes required; Working alone.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
*Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Copy of Current Full and Unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery, Unofficial Copy of medical school transcripts)
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, andChiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf (must be signed and dated).
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1929367.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.