RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS)/RELOCATION WILL BE AUTHORIZED. APPRAISED VALUE OFFER (AVO) IS NOT AUTHORIZED. The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time board certified Cardiologist to oversee the Cardiology Section. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. See below for more information. The preferred Physician (Chief of Cardiology) will have board eligibility/certification; credentials sufficient for academic appointment to the University of Kansas, Department of Medicine; qualify for a faculty appointment at University of Kansas School of Medicine at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Medicine; and possess leadership and administrative experience sufficient to lead the Cardiology Division. As the Chief of Cardiology, you will be expected to provide comprehensive Cardiology services to Veterans, along with supervisory oversight to the Cardiology Section. Candidates should have clinical expertise in non-invasive and/or interventional Cardiology fields with the former, including experience supervising, conducting, and interpreting certain Cardiology procedures such as stress tests, trans-thoracic or trans-esophageal echocardiograms, or electrocardiograms. Alternatively, interventional cardiology may be a shared clinical activity with Interventional Cardiologists as needed amounting to no more than 25% of time. You will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with cardiac diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. You will provide services such as examinations, consultation services related to cardiology, management of patients with current treatment regiment, and admission status as necessary. You will attend cardiology team meetings, Medicine Service meetings, and meetings with other medical center staff. You may be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist our facility in meeting established performance measures in the area of cardiology, and such other duties as required. Administrative time amounts to 30% of time. As we are a training institution, part of your responsibility would be training and evaluation of cardiology fellows and internal medicine residents and medical students. Also, the supervision of APRNs. This also includes servicing veterans not only at the parent hospital but also evaluating cardiology patients at Lenexa KS outpatient clinics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Call schedule for overnight and weekend coverage is shared amongst physicians Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.