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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician- Cardiologist (Electrophysiologist) in Hines, Illinois

Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking the services of one (1) Board Certified/Board Eligible physician in Electrophysiologist to work at the Edward Hines, Jr., VA Medical, 5000 South 5th Ave, Hines, IL 60141.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing invasive and electrophysiologic (EP) procedures such as diagnostic (EP) testing, ablations (atrial and ventricular), implantation of pacemakers and cardio-defibrillators (ICD), as well as lead extractions (including laser lead extraction). Participating in the Pacemaker/Device Clinic and Arrhythmia Clinic. Working with Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners to provide high quality, continuous and consistent care. Clinical monitoring of patients with implanted defibrillators (including cardiac resynchronization-CRT devices), wearable defibrillator vests, selected arrhythmias and pre/post device implantation or removal. Interpreting ECGs, stress test EKG's, Holter and Event monitor recordings. Clinical rotations in the Cardiology Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and General Cardiology Inpatient Consultative Service. This includes sharing ICU on-call responsibilities with other members of the Cardiology Section. Assisting with special procedures in the cardiac catheterization lab or operating room. The incumbent will be responsible for the design and achievement of quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement and patient satisfaction surrounding electrophysiologic service. The incumbent will be expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence. The Cardiology Section at Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center is affiliated with the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Cardiology Training Program. An academic appointment at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine may be available, commensurate with experience. Work Schedule: Full Time Days, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding availability. The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon acceptance into the program - not backdated to the date employment begins. Please contact Callen.Peterson@va.gov for more information A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

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. Completion of 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certified in General Cardiology Physical requirements outlined below Preferred Experience:

-Board Certification/Board Eligible in Electrophysiology

-Experience in research, teaching and direct patient care Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. 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.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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