Non-Invasive Cardiologist needed to care for our Veterans – Great Benefits!

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The Augusta, GA VA Health Care System is a 1-b, two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in the medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Medical Center is affiliated with Augusta University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching of Cardiology Fellow, Residents, and Medical Students, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. This facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits.The Non-Invasive Cardiologist duties focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many different heart and blood vessel conditions, including but not limited to coronary artery disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, valvopathies, acute coronary syndromes, unstable angina, non-ST myocardial infarction, ST elevation myocardial infarction, chronic stable angina, heart arrhythmia, peripheral arterial disease, and congestive heart failure.The Non-Invasive Cardiologist provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient Cardiology services. The incumbent will share in responsibility for staffing inpatient teaching rounds, inpatient consultation, and outpatient clinic and for taking afterhours call with four other Cardiologists. Candidate will apply national and VA guidelines to patient screening, surveillance, and management of cardiovascular diseases. Position requires candidate to work as an attending physician, responsible for supervising assigned Cardiology nurse practitioners, Cardiology Fellows, medical students, and residents rotating on cardiology services.In addition, the incumbent will share overall responsibility for diagnostic studies such as echocardiography (including transthoracic and transesophageal), exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, event monitor and ECG interpretations, diagnosis, and management of arrhythmias.Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-FridayRecruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for this positionEducation loan repayment is available through our Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAn effective Non-Invasive Cardiologist must have the following:xe2x80xa2 The incumbent must be a Board Eligible/Board Certified Cardiologist preferably with expertise in managing and treating congestive heart failure patients.xe2x80xa2 Skills in the performance, supervision, and interpretation of advanced cardiac imaging studies, including nuclear cardiology, transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography are highly desired.xe2x80xa2 Level III trained in echocardiography.xe2x80xa2 Experience in supervision of trainees.xe2x80xa2 The candidate must be qualified and eligible for an academic appointment at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor at Augusta University School of Medicine. Eligibility for an academic appointment includes satisfactory completion of Cardiology fellowship training and board certification or eligibility to take the ABIM boards in cardiovascular disease.xe2x80xa2 Ability to function in a multidisciplinary team including advanced practice practitioner (NP/PA), Pharmacy Providers, Nursing and Social Work/Case Managers.The successful candidate possesses excellent clinical skills, is a strong communicator and brings demonstrated people skills, care coordination and organizational management. The incumbent is expected to be committed to an interdisciplinary approach to patient care delivery.

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