Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time, permanent, board certified/board eligible Physician (Interventional Cardiologist). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties/Responsibilities: Clinical duties will focus on arrhythmia management. The physician should demonstrate the ability to work well with a large, diverse and dedicated patient care staff. The position includes a faculty appointment at the affiliated Louisiana State University Health and Science Center, commensurate with qualifications. Duties will include clinical practice, and teaching cardiology fellows, residents and medical students. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to: - Performs inpatient or outpatient cardiovascular consultation services. - As with all our cardiology providers, he or she will be expected to contribute as needed to the support of general cardiology service. - Perform standard diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures temporary pacing and permanent device (Pacemakers, Loop recorders, AICD and bi-ventricular devices) implantation, direct current cardioversions, electrocardiogram interpretation, Holter monitor and ambulatory rhythm interpretation. - Reviews physical requirements and conducts physical examination of various categories of military and civilian personnel. - Serves as academic faculty for cardiovascular fellowship training program. - Provides medical consultative services and chart review for quality assurance purposes or risk management. - Perform other duties as assigned within their scope of practice. - The physician must possess sufficient computer skills necessary to work with advanced electronic medical record, PACS and voice recognition systems. - Research experience and interest desirable. - Teaching responsibilities as assigned and approved, including effectiveness in teaching, monitoring and coordination of educational activities including planning, evaluating and documenting. - This physician will perform history and physical examination, evaluate problems and define the appropriate therapeutic approach. This physician will see outpatients in the outpatient clinics at the Overton Brooks VAMC. - This physician will demonstrate the skill and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served, including the ability to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed to promote improvement. - This physician is responsible for support, cooperation and participation in meeting the goals and objectives of the Medical Care Cost Recovery Program (MCCR). This includes assuring the cooperation of subordinates in performing tasks which may directly or indirectly contribute to the accomplishment of the MCCR collection goals and the fulfillment of the requirements of Public Laws, VA Directives, legislation and local initiatives which govern the MCCR program. - Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.., Monday through Friday. On call as required.
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.