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Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist Needed at Pittsburgh VA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 13, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type
Cardiologist – Electrophysiologist Physician Opportunity – Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System
**Eligible for $200,000 in student loan repayment and hiring incentive**
Description: The Division of Cardiology offers a comprehensive spectrum of cardiology subspecialty services. Having the only Cardiac Catheterization laboratory in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4, VAPHS ranks among the highest volume of VA Cardiac Catheterization labs nationwide, performing nearly 1400 diagnostic catheterizations and ~450 interventions (including complex percutaneous coronary interventions), yearly. VAPHS has an active Chronic Total Occlusion program, a Shock Team, a Cardiac Surgery Service, and are currently constructing a state-of-the art hybrid operating room for structural heart disease interventions. The Electrophysiology Section (EP), also the only EP provider in our VISN, provides full EP services (~500 devices and ~100 ablations annually). The Echocardiography Laboratory provides transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echo services (~6700 studies per year), and we perform ~1800 nuclear stress tests annually. VAPHS has an active cardiology outpatient clinic, including ~5000 clinic encounters and 4000 E-consults yearly at the Pittsburgh site, and are expanding outreach clinics in counties outside of Pittsburgh. This year, in response to the pandemic, and we have significantly grown our Virtual/Telemedicine Clinic.

Practice Highlights: The VAPHS Cardiology Division is strongly committed to the academic mission and the mentoring of physician-scientists and next-generation scientific leaders and as such this position may be offered an academic position at the University of Pittsburgh through separate negotiations.

The clinical program is additionally nourished by close interaction with the Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where some VA faculty also practice, and by UPMC cardiology fellows who rotate at the VA Hospital as part of their ACGME-accredited fellowship training, and is strongly committed to the academic mission and the mentoring of physician-scientists and next-generation scientific leaders.

This is an exciting career opportunity to work in a dynamic academic Division in one of the VA Hospital System's largest referral centers for cardiovascular medicine.
  • Provide cardiology consultation to other health care providers, (nurse practitioners, medical students and residents rotating thru cardiology service and Cardiology Fellows).
  • Provide clinical Cardiology services on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis, chart reviews; coordinate with other providers regarding patient care, document encounters in the electronic health record; perform patient history, outpatient encounters; consult notes; and process new and renewal prescriptions and other procedures/tasks as appropriate
  • Provide patient education to assist deciding treatment/care options
  • Provide oversite and training to fellows and residents
  • Attend medical staff meetings, serve on service level and/or facility committees, assist in facility peer review program as needed
  • Maintaining professional competency, courtesy, and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty to our Veteran Population
  • Participate in the expanded use of clinical video telehealth (VVC and CVT)/electronic consultation (e-Consult) to improve access to cardiology care
  • Work closely with all staff to ensure compliance with National, Network and local performance standards
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Weekend, evening and holiday calls may be expected.
Preferred Experience:
  • Board eligible/certified in Cardiology
  • 2 years of experience
  • Unrestricted DEA license
  • Prior VHA experience
Benefits Highlights:
  • Student loan repayment up to $200,000 on eligible loans
  • Regular salary increases and annual performance bonuses
  • 50-55 days of paid time off (26 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, 11 Federal holidays, up to 5 days for CME)
  • Three-tiered Federal retirement program (vested after 5 years) with VA contributing 16.6% to FERS and up to 5% matching for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) (401k)
  • Federal health/dental/vision/long-term care insurance offered
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage provided
  • No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting
Interested physicians may send CVs to

Michael Hahn
Physician Recruitment
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

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