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. Indianapolis is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is the 15th most populous city in the U.S., the third-most populous city in the Midwest. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., with 2,048,703 residents. Its combined statistical area ranks 28th, with a population of 2,431,361. Indianapolis covers 368 square miles, making it the 19th largest city by land area in the U.S. Indianapolis VA Medical Center is a tertiary care medical facility with 209 authorized beds providing acute inpatient medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and rehabilitation care, as well as both primary and specialized outpatient services. The medical center operates in affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine and hosts a research portfolio of $25 million annually. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for participation in and oversight of appropriate performance improvement and system redesign activities, as well as for advancing the principles of appropriate management/standards of care applicable to our Cardia Disease patients. Lead the patient care, teaching, and research missions within Cardiology and Cardiac Procedure (PTCA) Clinics, the Electrophysiology and Intervention Catheterization Labs, and the inpatient care units. Responsible for co-preparing (with Indiana University Cardiology Leadership) and maintaining the Cardiology Clinic and Cardiology Consult staff physician and weekend call schedules, Cath Lab schedules, and Interventional/EP call schedules, as well as overseeing the appropriate staffing and supervision of the Cardiology/Interventional fellows assigned to VA consults, cath labs, and clinics on a monthly basis. Serve as a staff Cardiologist and be assigned to the Cardiology Consult Service to provide acute evaluation and care for inpatients with cardiac diseases in the setting of the inpatient care units. Perform all services required in the practice of Inpatient (consult) Cardiology, according to their training and skills, as well as the procedural areas (Cath Labs, EP Lab, Transeosophageal Echo Lab, etc.) if so trained and credentialed. The incumbent will also be assigned to provide care for patients in the Outpatient Cardiology and clinics, as well as supervising resident and fellow trainees in those settings. Participates in all required UM/QM activities relating to the Cardiology Service and address identified deficiencies in meeting relevant facility performance measures/standards of care (based upon IPEC, EPRP, OIG, and Joint Commission Requirements). Plan and conduct monthly Section meetings with Cardiology Staff Physicians and affiliated Nursing/RT staff (as applicable). Attend required Section Chief meetings with the Chief of Medicine. Monitors overall performance of all Cardiology staff physicians and provide performance improvement opportunities and/or interventions as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to performing FPPE/OPPEs and yearly performance evaluations. Collaborates with the Chief of Medicine to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained and well qualified staff is recruited. Maintain an up-to-date schedule which provides appropriate coverage in the Cardiology and Related Procedures Clinics, Catheterization Labs, EP Lab, Interventional Call, and the Inpatient Cardiology/CCU Consult Services. Cardiology Section Chief/Position is 50% administrative and 50% clinical. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN10HRCCOE@va.gov, 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 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. with rotating nights, weekends, and holidays
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.