The McGuire VA Medical Center,Richmond, Virginia is accepting applications for a full-time board eligible/board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Our program is the only one in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system performing heart transplantation and routinely and very successfully implanting LVADs. Be part of our team with excellent clinical support and great opportunities to do clinical research. We perform a full spectrum of cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery. Affiliated with the CTS program at Virginia Commonwealth University hospital.
Incumbent must have experience and strong interest in heart transplantation and mechanical assist devices.
Compensation is commensurate with education, training and experience. Compensation formula includes base salary and market rate. In addition there is an annual incentive bonus based on quality and service measures such as patient satisfaction and performance appraisal. VA employees also enjoy a robust Government benefit package that includes medical, retirement, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, 26 paid vacation days, 13 paid sick days, and 10 paid holidays.
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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.Approved schools are:(1)Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.(2)Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.(3)Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
Board Eligible/Board Certified and possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
The physical requirements of this position include lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking (distance), climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motionand stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, keyboarding, reading and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by U.S.C. 7402(d)and 7405(f).
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
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