Physician - Cardiologist - Non-Invasive
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
Dorn provides care to approximately 82,000 veterans in the midlands
and upstate SC. CBOCs are located in Anderson, Greenville,
Spartanburg, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Rock Hill, and
provide primary care, mental health, and telemedicine services.
Dorn VAMC is affiliated with the University of South Carolina (USC)
School of Medicine and provides teaching services for students and
residents.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:
EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
(up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is
determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If
selected for this position, please contact Sheri Hanna at
803-776-4000 x 6735 or Tamika Henderson at 803-776-4000 x 4346 for
more details.The WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is
recruiting a Non-Invasive Cardiologist in the fast-growing Dorn
Heart & Vascular Center. Special training or interest in CHF is
desirable. Cardiac catheterization will not be part of the practice
of the selected cardiologist, who will spend the majority of
his/her time in the management of CHF patients. The possibility for
building a practice that utilizes newer invasive modalities exists.
Spacious stress testing labs with new nuclear cameras offer all
modalities for the investigation of cardiovascular disease. In
addition, the Medical Center houses 2 MRI systems, and 2
multi-slice CT systems to allow development of a robust cardiac
imaging program. There is a very active cardiovascular research
effort at basic science and clinical/translational levels, as well
as a busy teaching service. Significant extramurally funded
cardiovascular related research programs are well established
within USC-SOM in the areas of cardiovascular development, vascular
biology and hypertension, signal transduction, and inflammation. In
addition, excellent biomedical instrumentation core facilities, and
new laboratory space are available, and development of a fellowship
program is in progress.
The position includes clinical, and research duties. The
approximate time assigned in each of area as of the date of this
statement is listed below. This may change over time depending on
the needs of the Service and the Medical Center. The time allotment
is consistent with information contained in the physician mapping
tool that is used to follow physician duties and productivity.
Clinical: 80% Research: 20 %
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00A.M. - 4:30P.M. with weekend
and night coverage, as necessary. Subject to change based on agency
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/relocation incentive: Not approved.To qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
- 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
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Prefer the incumbent is board certified or
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; straight
pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use
of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7
hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs
required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4;
far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the
other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid
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