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Asheville, NC
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Interventional Cardiologist performs and supervises invasive (including interventional) and noninvasive cardiology procedures including echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and percutaneous coronary intervention.

A recruitment/relocation incentive of up to $20,000 MAY be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Duties for the Cardiologist Noninterventionist include but not limited to:

Provide consultative services and follow up for inpatient and outpatient patients.
Moderate Sedation and Certification
Fluoroscopy privileges and Certification
Expertise in non-invasive cardiology; including echocardiography, TEE and nuclear skills and stress testing
Works within his/her privileges at all times.
Must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with cardiac diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.
Expected to maintain current knowledge and skills.
Must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of Cardiology care, i.e. she or he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen.
Collaborate with mid-level providers and physician colleagues with clear communication and documentation
Responsible for consultation on various forms of cardiovascular diseases, both for diagnosis and treatment.
Performing and interpreting non-invasive cardiac studies such as stress tests, ambulatory ecg monitoring and cardiac imaging tests such as nuclear study, echocardiogram, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MR
Proficient in non-invasive imaging modalities including advanced echocardiogram skills, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)
Recruitment Incentive: Authorized for highly qualified applicant
Relocation Incentive: Authorized for highly qualified applicant
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, 10 federal holidays).
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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
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U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Incumbent will be required to maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
Completion of 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.
Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:
Board eligible or Board certified in Cardiology
Board eligible or Board certified in echocardiography

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: Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), working alone, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work.


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