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Medical Cardiology - Beckley VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs
Beckley, West Virginia
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Medical Cardiology – Beckley VA Medical Center

VA physicians lead change toward greater progress in Veteran care spanning all areas of medicine. With access to state-of-the-art technologies and pioneering research opportunities, they challenge the boundaries of health care to develop innovative treatment options that improve patient outcomes. VA fosters excellence thru mentorship, leadership, and educational programs, giving physicians the tools, they need to serve Veterans best.

The Beckley VA Medical Center is looking for a Medical Cardiologist to join our team. The Beckley VAMC is small enough to connect with the patients but big enough to still have some of the newest equipment available. At the Beckley VA Medical Center, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in collaboration with other providers in administering emergency cardiac care for life threatening heart conditions such as cardiac arrest
  • Provide consultations for Emergency Department, Inpatient, and Intensive Care Unit and share in call rotation for cardiology.
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, or disease prevention.
  • Calculate valve areas from blood flow velocity measurements using echocardiogram.
  • Compare measurements of heart wall thickness and chamber sizes to standards to identify abnormalities using the results of an echocardiogram.
  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Conduct exercise electrocardiogram tests to monitor cardiovascular activity under stress.
  • Order medical tests, such as cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, Holter monitors, and consultations through VA or Care in Community for Cardiac Catheterization if warranted.
  • Prescribe cardiovascular medication to treat or prevent cardiovascular problems.
  • Recommend cardiac surgical procedures with appropriate consultations with collaboration to referring provider in VA or Care in the Community.
  • Supervise and train Physician Assistants working in the cardiology department.
  • Available for teaching of medical and residents in cardiology rotations.
  • Assist other hospitals in the VA for peer reviews of cardiologist.
  • Collaborate with physicians about patients to create a treatment plan.
  • Ordering and interpretation of Coronary CT Angiography in conjunction with Radiology Department.

Compensation & Benefits:

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

Recruitment Incentive: Sign-on incentive will be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Salary: 350K to 400K

Paid Time Off: Up to 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year

Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal thrift savings plan (TSP) with up to 5% in contributions by VA (3 years vesting)

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: Annual CME allowance with 5 paid days for attending CME events

Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided

Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

More about the area:

Beckley, WV is a hidden gem of a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia. Because of its location, on Interstate 77 & Interstate 79, Beckley is known as the gateway to southern WV. It is rich in natural beauty, sweeping mountain views and cool, and rushing mountain streams.

Beckley is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. We have hiking, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, kayaking, and several ski resorts and much more. We have multiple state parks with lots of amenities, as well as the National New River Gorge Park that are located right outside your front door.

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