A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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: ABIM Board eligible/certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology preferred Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\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 The William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Madison VAMC) seeks to recruit a Staff Physician in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. The physician chosen will play an integral role in the management, growth, and future direction of Cardiac Electrophysiology at our growing VAMC facility. This physician will build on the existing strengths and commitment to service excellence, high quality Veteran care, education, and scholarly endeavors in an environment that underscores a respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities will include all aspects of an academic cardiac electrophysiology career. The physician will promote and conduct high-quality patient-centric clinical care including performing lab-based and inpatient and outpatient consultation,\nmentoring trainees, mid-level providers, and other faculty, developing an outstanding educational experience for learners of all levels, and conducting scholarly research and quality improvement. Robust ACGME-accredited fellowship training programs in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Medicine provide ample teaching opportunities. The Madison VA has strong funded programs in health services research, health care disparities, clinical trials, and basic science. Collaboration with Cardiac Electrophysiology faculty or other investigators at the Madison VAMC or University of\nWisconsin is available and encouraged. Protected time for clinical or basic research can be supported based on interest, previous work, and funding. The Physician will report under the Medicine Service at the VAMC. Previous VA experience is valued. The successful candidate will have experience and training to meet requirements for an academic appointment at either an early or mid-career level. The duties include but are not limited to the following: Permanent Pacemaker and AICD insertion Intra-cardiac Electrophysiology studies Detection and management of atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, including ablation via intra-cardiac and extra-cardiac approach Extraction of dysfunctional, infected and/or abandoned pacemaker and ICD leads ECG and holter interpretation Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff Participate in monitoring the quality, safety, and appropriateness of patient care, both at the Section and facility level Attend cardiology team meetings Actively participate in inter-facility cardio-thoracic conference Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities Work Schedule: Days"]
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