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. The Charles George VA Medical Center is seeking a Physician (Cardiac Electro Physiologist) at Asheville, North Carolina. The incumbent physician is expected to provide comprehensive patient care in the form of invasive, non-invasive, consultative, and inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular care with special focus on cardiac electrophysiology. The incumbent is accountable to the Chief of Cardiology assuring the most effective delivery of care in Cardiology services. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized, May be eligible for highly qualified candidates Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, May be eligible for highly qualified candidates EDRP Authorized: Contact Onnie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The duties include but are not limited to the following: Interpret echocardiogram studies Interpret EKGs Interpret holter monitors Permanent Pacemaker and AICD insertion Intra-cardiac Electrophysiology studies Detection, management and ablation via intra-cardiac and extra-cardiac approach Extraction of old, dysfunctional, abandoned, broken pace makers and ICD leads Moderate Sedation Privileges and certification required 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: Monday through Friday, from 7:45 to 4:30 PM
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