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 Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation or Recruitment Incentive has been authorized. The Chief, Cardiology Section, Medical Service is assigned to the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), Medical Service providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the Medical Service team providing clinical care to the patients at VASNHCS. Administrative Duties include serving as Acting Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS) and/or Acting Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Medical Service in the absence of the D/ACOS, working with the D/ACOS and others on faculty and program development, collaboration with nurse practitioners, and other administrative functions of the Medical Service. The Chief, Cardiology Section, Medical Service, will provide patient care in all aspects of cardiology services that s/he have been credentialed and privileged for by the VASNHCS Medical Executive Committee. Research and other scholarly activity are encouraged and available. The Chief, Cardiology Section is responsible for the cardiology procedural and clinic operations, including, but not limited to, ensuring cardiology provider coverage for all areas and on-call schedules. Functions/Scope: Participate in an effective clinical program with attention to patient outcome indicators. Practice within the scope of assigned privileges. Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the facility and agency. Meet medical staff criteria for initial appointment and reappointment, including ongoing CME. Administrative: Comply with prescribed record keeping practices in accordance with the rules, regulations and bylaws. Comply with prescribed information security policy and procedures. Interpersonal relationships - works effectively with patients, families, staff, coworkers and other health care professionals. Participates in Medical Service educational activities and scheduled meetings. Participates in research activities with regard to the subspecialty of Emergency Medicine, as assigned. Comply with assigned Peer Reviews and maintaining quality assurance standards.
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.