The Manchester VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time staff Physician specializing in Non-Invasive Cardiology to serve veteran patients in the outpatient Specialty and Acute Care Service Line. The Physician will be responsible for providing the following:
* Responsible for providing initial evaluation and follow-up visits of patients with cardiac disease.
* Expertise in both echocardiography and nuclear cardiology preferred. Additional expertise in other areas of non-invasive cardiology are welcome.
* Uses physician order entry for all prescriptions, laboratory and radiology orders, consult requests and notes into the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) Program.
* Reviews laboratory, radiology, procedure and consultation reports and
* Communicates normal and/or abnormal results to patients.
* Responsible for ensuring appropriate coding of all outpatient encounters.
* Works in a team atmosphere delivering medical care to patients.
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. NO ON-CALL REQUIRED.
Title/FS Number: Physician/000000
Possibility of Travel Required: Frequent travel may be required between two VA Medical Centers; 50% at Manchester VA Medical Center and 50% at another VA Medical Center (location to be determined at a later date).
Basic Requirements: Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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. Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Seeking a Board Certified or Board Eligible Non-Invasive Fellowship trained Cardiologist with strong interest in clinical research and 5 years clinical experience. Outpatient facility with no inpatient work.Level II or III training in Echocardiography, fully competent in all areas of Non-Invasive Cardiology including:Performance and interpretation ofTransesophageal Echo, interpretation of transthoracic echocardiograms, electrocardiograms (EKG),exercise stress tests,Holter and Event Recorder studies. Candidate will participate in quality assurance programs, attend medicalstaff meetings and expected to complete electronicmedical records.
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.
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?,Cardiologist should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.CV, USAJOBS Resume or Resume that meets the criteria for federal employment. 2.VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians available (other than Manchester VA employees) at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf (required). 3.If currently employed in the VA system (other than Manchester), include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action (required).
THE APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS & CHIROPRACTORS VA FORM 10-2850 IS REQUIRED BY THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM BY CLOSING DATE ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENET, YOU WE BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION.
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1957612.
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.