If you are looking to practice medicine where the patient's needs are number one priority and not a profit margin, this is the position for you. You will also have a great work/life balance.
This position is new at the STVHCS and a great opportunity to build an excellent Congestive Heart Failure program at the facility. Even though STVHCS does not perform heart transplant procedures, the selectedapplicant willwork closelywith Methodist Hospital. Methodist hospital is a local facility thatperforms many of our Veteran's heart transplants.
Responsibilities include clinical, teaching/supervision of residents and administration.
Twofull day outpatient clinics per week.New patient appointments are scheduled for1 hourand follow up appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.
Typical procedures include:Rightheart catherterization and RV biopsies.
Teaching/Supervision of residents (25% of time): Includes 2 weekCCU coverage blocks.
Administrative (10% of time): Leadership, Human Resources, Staff management, Time/Leave management, and Clinical management.
Research Duties (If applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant research and developmental problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication.
Coordinated with UTHSA but performed 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
On Call requirements: Coverage includes the VA Hospital and UTHSA Hospital. Primary on call duties will be telephone consults. It is very rare to actually report to the facility.
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 allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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.
Physicians must have completed 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 Certifiedor currently enrolled in a program leading to board eligibility inCongestive HeartFailure/Heart Transplantwithan expectation of taking andpassing boards as soon as eligible.
Texas medical license OR expectation to apply for Texas license once selected. Even though the VA only requires any U.S. medical license this is due to being a joint hire with UTHSA.
Experience Teaching/EvaluatingResidency or Fellowship Program.
Active adult patient care duties inCongestive Heart Failurewithin the last 2 years.
Evidence of some form of scholarly activity (Poster/Meeting Presentation/Educational Lectures/Equivalent)
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: Apre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates.Physical requirements include, but not limited to:Moderatelifting (15-44 pounds), light carrying under 15lbs,reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hour), standing (6 hours), repeated bending (2-4 hours), both eyes required,ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted),mental/emotional stability,ability to perform privileges, independently performs physical exams as appropriate to position, and cognitive stability. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor ) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
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 1965160.
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.
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