FACULTY APPOINTMENT TO CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
VA NEBRASKA-WESTERN IOWA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
You are invited to consider joining the team of the Omaha VA Medical Center and Creighton University School of Medicine, providing care for the world’s best patients while providing training and mentorship for fellows, residents, and students. You should be board certified/eligible in Cardiology and Echocardiography and a US citizen with current US licensure (any state) with no history of revocations or suspension. Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected.
As a care giver and clinician educator, you should have outstanding cardiology skills combined with a passion for teaching and scholarship. Previous post-training academic experience and a history of publication in peer-reviewed cardiology journals is preferred. This position includes both inpatient and outpatient activity and the opportunity to teach learners at all levels (students, residents, and fellows). You will spend most of your time in direct patient care and the supervision of medical residents and cardiology fellows in inpatient/outpatient settings. We have coronary angiography, PCI and EP procedures on site and all manner of echo procedures and state of the art echo equipment. Three faculty interpret echoes and do TEE/stress echo/DSE.
The Omaha VA Medical Center is an acute, 100-bed tertiary care facility, providing inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services and, is also home to major clinical research programs. It also included 8 residential substance abuse beds. Academic affiliations include University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner and, Creighton University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing.
Ongoing research projects include studies in cardiac diseases, liver and pulmonary diseases, reproductive endocrinology, immunology, cancer, gastroenterology, endocrine and diabetes, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, mental health including substance abuse, airway inflammation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic rehabilitation, surgical wound healing, anesthesiology, vascular disease and alcohol-related diseases. Special programs include a Regional Audiology Center, Interactive Videoconferencing System, Sleep Lab, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outpatient program and Bariatric Surgery Program.
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Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year and 13 days sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health, dental & vision insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government and; Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000. The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
For more information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
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About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.