Medical Officer Job for the Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) in San Antonio, Texas is looking for aCardiologist-Cardiac Electrophysiologistat the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX.This is a joint hire positionbetween STVHCS and University of Texas Health at San Antonio (UTHSA.) The selected applicant will work part time(5/8) at STVHCS and part time (3/8) at UTHSA.This is a great opportunityto be part of a largeCardiology section at a level 1a VA hospital.
The section includes 15 physicians,4 mid levels,and additional support personnel.
Thecardiology section also encourages faculty to conduct clinical research.The Audie Murphy VA Hospital has a strong academic affiliation withUTHSA.
Training and supervision of residents and students should be expected.Arelocation or recruitment incentive MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidatesThe payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.This is an open continuous announcement.
We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.First Cutoff: Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) onJune 8, 2017, will be considered first.
If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received afterJune 8, 2017, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.
Basic Requirements:Citizenship of the United States.
Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.
The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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.Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.Preferred Requirements:Board Certifiedor currently enrolled in a program leading to board eligibility in Cardiac Electrophysiologywithan expectation of taking andpassing boards as soon as eligible.Texas medical license OR expectation to apply for Texas license once selected.
Even though the VA only requires any U.S. medical license this is due to being a joint hire with UTHSA.Experience Teaching/EvaluatingResidency or Fellowship Program.Active adult patient care duties inCardiac Electrophysiologywithin the last 2 years.Evidence of some form of scholarly activity (Poster/Meeting Presentation/Educational Lectures/Equivalent)Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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.
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