Physician (Cardiologist - Heart Failure)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
May 5, 2023

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We are recruiting for a full-time physician to serve as a clinical champion of Heart Failure care at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) located in the wonderful city of Tucson, Arizona.


SAVAHCS offers a broad range of cardiology services including electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. The division makes a significant contribution to the VA teaching mission. There is infrastructure to facilitate participation in clinical trials.

This is a great opportunity to provide clinical care in an ethical environment, to work with talented and dedicated colleagues, to train the next generation of cardiology providers and to advance the frontier of cardiology knowledge while living in a wonderful city with the cultural enhancements of the state's main University campus.

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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

As the clinical champion of heart failure care, clinical expertise and collaboration skills will be essential. Superb clinical care is always the top priority in the VA mission. This position requires expertise in pre- and post-transplant care including the medical management of mechanical circulatory devices. Board certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology is preferred. The position requires both independent care of heart failure patients and leading the efforts of the division in this area. Participation in the general cardiology consult service is required. If the candidate has fellowship training in interventional cardiology, that will be considered an additional asset. There will be an opportunity for interested candidates to participate in echocardiogram interpretation and other graphics interpretation.

The incumbent will also contribute responsibly to the supervision and training of fellows, residents and medical students from University of Arizona College of Medicine rotating through the Cardiology Division. SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy; medical students, residents, and fellows rotate at the facility. Therefore, the selected candidate must also be eligible for an appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Like all cardiology division members, the candidate must maintain American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification. The selected candidate is expected to support compliance with rules and regulations of the agency, facility and department.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be April 29, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular bi-weekly intervals until positions are filled.

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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