The Chief, Cardiology Section provides comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high-quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the Medical Service Team at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The Chief, Cardiology Section will assume the leadership of full time, part time, intermittent, and fee basis physicians and mid-level providers. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. 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. 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: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Leadership/Manager Positions. Physician leadership and manager positions may be facility chiefs of staff, directors (i.e., medical center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)); selected positions in VHA Central Office; and service chiefs or service line managers. Positions are approved for these levels based on the scope and complexity of the assignment and the level of responsibility. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine. The degree must be obtained from schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. Must hold a current Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathy and have current, full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. Preferred Experience: Board Certified/Board Eligible. A service chief or line manager physician must demonstrate the following: (a) Outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty; and (b) Ability to guide the development and implementation of programs within their respective domain. These programs would include, but are not limited to medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, and quality and performance improvement. Authority: 38 U.S.C. § § 7402, 7403.] 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: The physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (Distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive) repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environments' pace can vary from steady to a sometime fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Authorized. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This announcement is used to fill either; Cardiology (Non-Invasive) or Cardiology (Invasive/Non-Interventional) Administrative duties include working with others on faculty and program development, collaboration with physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other administrative functions of the section, medical service or the facility. The Chief, Cardiology section will provide patient care in all aspects of cardiology services in accordance with their credentialing and privileges. Research and other scholarly activities are encouraged and available. The Chief, Cardiology service will be directly responsible for cardiology procedural and clinical operations, including, but not limited to, ensuring cardiology provider coverage for all areas and on-call schedules. Participates in effective clinical program with attention to patient outcome indicators. Practice with the scope of assigned privileges. Complies with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the facility and agency. Meets medical staff criteria for initial appointment and reappointment, including ongoing CME. Interpersonal relationships - works effectively with patients, families, staff, coworkers and other health care professionals. Complies with prescribed record keeping practices in accordance wit the rules, regulations and bylaws. Complies with prescribed information security policy and procedures.Participates in Medical Service educational activities and scheduled meetings such as Grand Rounds.Participates in research activities. Complies with assigned Peer Reviews and maintains quality assurance standards. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Rotating and On-Call"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.