General clinical responsibilities include examinations, diagnosis, therapeutic-ability, effectiveness in emergencies, patient management, consultation, specialty skills and record keeping. Specialty abilities include Directorship of Cardiovascular Imaging. The successful candidate will develop and manage the Cardiovascular Imaging subsection. This will necessitate National Board of Echocardiography active Testamur status (or equivalent). We have a close affiliation with Stony Brook University and participate in their residency teaching programs and conferences. Opportunity for academic appointment at Stony Brook University. Duties include but limited to: Supervising echocardiography technicians to perform at the highest level. Read or perform transthoracic, transesophageal and stress echos using the most current technology including 3-dimensional studies and strain imaging. Interact productively with colleagues in radiology and nuclear medicine to develop clinical protocols and perform quality assessments. Work towards certification of the echocardiography lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Teach fellows to perform and interpret echocardiograms Perform "history & physical" examinations, evaluate all medical problems Define the appropriate therapeutic approaches Routinely read and interpret ECG's, cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms and a wide range of clinical laboratory tests. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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, ward 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. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm
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