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. Subspecialty Medicine Physician - Cardiologist: This position falls under the Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line at the VA Medical Center in St Cloud, Minnesota and performs duties as a cardiologist in the inpatient and outpatient settings, at the main VA Medical Center or one of the affiliated CBOC's (Community Based Outpatient Clinics). Duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following: Provide consultative services and follow up for inpatient and outpatient patients. Expertise in non-invasive cardiology to include echocardiography On call duty will be assigned as needed, primarily for the coverage of inpatients. Participation in special projects pertinent to assigned sub-specialty may be necessary as the projects become available with strategic or other initiatives. Timely documentation of progress notes necessary Quality of care should be able to meet professional standards at all times Work Schedule: Typically Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position is eligible for recruitment/relocation incentive Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position is eligible and 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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
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