As a Noninterventional Cardiologist for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Medical Service located in Fayetteville, AR, you will be providing care in our Cardiology Clinic as well as an inpatient consultation service. As a staff Cardiologist, you will provide expertise in the detection and treatment of heart disease. You will be working with Physician Extenders to provide high quality, continuous and consistent care. As the Staff Cardiologist, you will perform detailed History & Physical assessments on patients referred to Cardiology by utilizing resources, lab, CT, stress testing, etc, as necessary to evaluate and manage cardiology needs. The Cardiologist monitors and evaluates patients as appropriate for change in status. You will maintain policy orders or notes as appropriate (e.g. medication reconciliation and encounter forms). In addition, you will be coordinating the clinical care of Cardiology patients and work in collaboration with Primary Care, Medicine Specialists and Subspecialists, Mental Health personnel, Physical Medicine staff, and Surgical Services, Hospitalists and others in the care of their patients. This position will not be performing any interventional procedures such as Cardiac Catheritizations. Procedures will consist of clinic based diagnostic exams such as Stress Tests, Stress echos and reading Echocardiograms. You will facilitate communication among patients, their families, VA and outside primary care physicians, hospitalists, and specialists/subspecialists. You will also provide consultation on cardiac-related concerns from services within our facility, and communicates and collaborates as appropriate with outside providers and facilities. These consultations will include written and electronic documentation. As a physician within the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, you will provide patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to excellent service.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekend telephone consults..
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician/00000Basic 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 it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English
Physical requirements as outlined below
Preferred Experience:Board certified highly preferred. Clinic based cardiology care with ability to attend and evaluate stress test/stress echo and interpret echo results
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 work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials. The candidate selected may need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.
You must provide a complete Application Package. Failure to provide the documentation listed below will result in being rated ineligible and your application package will be deactivated.
1. CV or Resume.
2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf ) (required if selected).
3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
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.
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 1912229.
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.