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Chief of Cardiology - VA Maryland Health Care System

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
Jul 23, 2024

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Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. Located next to the University of Maryland Medical Center with a walkway connecting the two facilities, the medical center maintains an active affiliation with the University in the sharing of staff, resources, and technology. Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and primary care services. As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the medical center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services, and research programs. It is home to the world s first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system.

The Medical Care Clinical Center within the VA Maryland Health Care System is currently seeking a Chief of Cardiology. The Cardiology section provides outpatient care for patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions at the BT and PP VAMCs and inpatient care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Acute Medicine service at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. There is an active electrophysiology program including device implantation and monitoring, cardiac catheterization laboratory including interventional cardiology, pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure clinics and an active echocardiography program at both BT and PP VAMCs. The candidate would be expected to hold a faculty appointment at our academic affiliate, University of Maryland School of Medicine, at either the Associate Professor or Professor level.

Note: This position is 0.875 FTE. The designated hire will be geographic full-time at the University Maryland School of Medicine and part-time at the VA.

Qualifications:

The candidate must be Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, having completed fellowship training in an ACGME accredited program.

Benefits:

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program.

Recruitment Incentive: Authorized
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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: Must be full-time with board certification
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

About the area:

Just off the Chesapeake Bay, about an hour s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theater, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams always bring residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.

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