This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized to highly qualified applicant. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be eligible to apply for the program if requirements are met. 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 The physician will be located at one of the following sites: Fort Harrison Medical Center, Billings, or Missoula Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The physician will provide cardiology services for inpatients and outpatients at VA Montana Health Care System (VA MT HCS) at Fort Harrison Medical Center, outpatients at Billings or Missoula Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Clinical Duties: Perform outpatient consultations and appropriate follow-up care Perform Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews Provide consultation services related to cardiology for the medical staff Interpret echocardiograms (including stress echoes, dobutamine echoes and transesophageal echocardiograms) Interpret Cardiac Rhythm studies Interpret event recorder studies Interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs) Supervises and interprets exercise and chemical stress tests Echocardiograms Work with and assist mid-level providers in the cardiology clinic Supervise and manage the pacemaker program with mid-level staff Administrative Duties: Participate in the educational programs for the physician staff Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care. Participate in developing and updating policies and procedures specific to Cardiology. Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization. Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Attend Medical Service staff meetings and Medical/Dental Staff meetings. Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff. Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments as determined by Associate Chief of Staff for Hospital and Specialty Medicine services (ACOS H&SM) Perform other duties assigned by the ACOS H&SM. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
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.