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 The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking candidates for the position of Cardiologist. Staff Cardiologists are appropriately credentialed and privileged. They participate in various hospital committees, Medicine Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service, the hospital and the Academic Affiliate, UNM. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement and the VA peer review process. Staff Cardiologists shall be responsible for graduate and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as appropriate. An Academic Faculty appointment may be available through the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of cardiac medical care delivered to patients under their care. Provide or supervise fellows, residents, students and/or mid-level providers in the evaluation and treatment of both inpatients and outpatients. Evaluate the patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status during inpatient or outpatient care. Documentation of every encounter will be entered into the electronic medical record, with the appropriate level of detail, with an assessment and plan for acute and ongoing care. Any notes written by the fellow, resident, student or midlevel provider under cardiology supervision are reviewed by the staff Cardiologist, with corrections and additions added in an attending note, as appropriate and in a manner consistent with the VA guidelines for resident and trainee supervision. Be available for all urgent or emergent assessments requested from any location in the hospital or on-site outpatient clinics and services. Evening and night call will be required as determined by service needs. Work Schedule: Variable Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: Yes Financial Disclosure Report: Not 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.
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