Physician - Electrophysiologist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR
Education and length of practice will be considered by a
Compensation Panel in determining the final compensable salary (Base
Pay + Market Pay).
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Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Staff Cardiac-EP (Interventional) physicians are ultimately
responsible for the oversight of all aspects of cardiac-EP
procedural and medical care delivered to patients under their
2. Staff Cardiac-EP (Interventional) physicians provide or assist
fellows, residents, students and/or nurse practitioners in the
process of evaluation and treatment of the patient, and actively
participate in corrective actions against untoward responses to
3. Staff Cardiac-EP (Interventional) physicians evaluate the
patient to assess changes in the physical and mental status
during their stay. A history and physical note, with the
appropriate level of detail, will be entered into the medical
record along with an assessment and plan for acute and ongoing
care as well as discharge planning. A progress note is written
in the patient's chart daily. Appropriate procedural consent
notes, Moderate Sedation Documentation, and Procedure Notes are
also required and entered within 24 hours of the procedure.
Notes also include the concurrence with (the above) notes
authored by the fellow, resident, or Nurse Practitioner, and
attending notes as appropriate, in a manner consistent with the
VA guidelines for trainee and/or mid-level provider supervision.
4. Staff Cardiac-EP physicians perform inpatient medical
evaluations and treatment, as well as provide consultative
services to non-medicine (e.g.,surgical) services in a timely
5. During scheduled tour hours, Staff Cardiac-EP (Interventional)
physicians shall be available for all urgent assessments and
interventions as part of the inpatient care team.
6. Staff Cardiac-EP (Interventional) physicians are appropriately
credentialed and privileged. They participate in various
hospital committees, Medicine Service and hospital in-service
programs, and education programs of the Medicine Service and the
hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality
improvement through the VA peer review and Systems Redesign
7. Staff Cardiac-EP physicians shall be responsible for graduate
and undergraduate medical education, and scientific research as
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; rotating
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physicians, Internal Medicine
- United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be
in accordance with VA Policy
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 04/03/2020
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
accordance with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting
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
States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
1. Must have completed fellowship in cardiovascular disease and
2. 3 years-experience in invasive electrophysiology.
3. Must be proficient in performing clinical electrophysiology
procedures, including intracardiac mapping, right and left sided
ablations for atrial fibrillation/flutter and ventricular
arrhythmias, device implantation including pacemakers, ICD, and
4. The applicant must be proficient in clinical management and care
for both in-and outpatients.
5. This physician must be proficient in all ABIM competencies
(patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism,
interpersonal communication skills, systems-based practice, and
According to the American Board of Internal Medicine, clinical
competence is measured in 6 domains. This physician must be
proficient in all ABIM competencies: (1) patient care and procedural
skills, (2) medical knowledge, (3) practice-based learning and
improvement, (4) interpersonal and communication skills, (5)
professionalism and (6) systems-based practice.
Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999,
who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to
such position) in more than one State and who had such license,
registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct,
professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those
States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or
certification in any of those States after being notified in writing
by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct,
professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for
appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license,
registration, or certification is restored to a full and
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: Light Lifting, 45 pounds and over;
walking, standing, kneeling and sitting; repeated bending; both legs
required; pulling hand over hand; ability to distinguish basic color
and shades of color; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and
both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here:
http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education
to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of
Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit
for that education. For further information, visit:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an
overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26
days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related
positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the
Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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