The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Physician (Cardiac Surgeon). The Physician (Cardiac Surgeon) will function in Surgical Service. 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. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Advanced academic accomplishments including but not limited to appointment as Associate Professorship or higher at an accredited Medical School. Minimum 3 years' experience with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation. Minimum 3 years' experience with complex cardiac surgery procedures including, but not limited to, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. ["The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is seeking a full-time Cardiac Surgeon in the Surgical Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The incumbent should be a mid-career level surgeon with at least 5 years of independent surgical practice prior to application. The incumbent is expected to have extensive experience in performing open heart surgery, including implantation, acute mechanical circulatory support devices ( ECMO, Impella) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program, and other cardiovascular procedures. He/she will be responsible for the clinical and surgical needs of inpatients and outpatients in the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery section. While the position is for a full-time surgeon, the incumbent will also conduct and lead research activities as part of his/her responsibilities in the Division. Our Division is an active clinical outcomes research program. We work with regional Colleges mentoring master's level students in public health and the incumbent will be responsible for leading this endeavor and supervising these students. The incumbent should be at least at the academic position of Associate Professor with the credentials, publications and experience present to possibly apply for a Professorship position in the recent future. As chair of our research program, the incumbent should also have knowledge and established evidence of advanced statistical skills. A desire and ability to apply for intramural VA will be a desirable benefit.\nMajor Duties include but are not limited to: Providing care of Veteran patients in the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery service. Responsible for the development, administration and process, assignment, education, and evaluation of all students and resident programs within the service. Facilitating professional development of personnel throughout the service. Responsible for outlining the service's workflow processes, procedures, protocol and policies within regulatory guidelines. Ensuring quality assurances of the service and the delivery of healthcare. Participating in various committees, like the IRB etc. Responsible for the scopes of practices and competences including their oversight for all personnel assigned to the service. Lead researchers in the divisional clinical research program. Work with other faculty to provide support for their own research studies. Actively pursue clinical outcomes research and apply for VA grants. Work with other divisions on closely aligned research areas. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).\nEDRP: 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.\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure"]
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