A Director of General Cardiology (Director) serves as a Deputy Section Chief of Cardiology and is responsible for the management of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative activities of the staff members assigned to the General Cardiology sub-section within the DHSM Section of Cardiology. At the request of the Cardiology Section Chief, a Director may be assigned primary responsibility for teaching, research, or special project administrative leadership supporting the entire Cardiology Section within DHSM. The Director in close collaboration with the Section Chief of Cardiology will be responsible for ensuring General Cardiology Division contribution to inpatient consultation services, outpatient clinics and procedural units, or will have delegated them to a physician member of the section. The Director plans VAPORHCS General Cardiology teaching activities for OHSU for students, residents, and fellows assigned to the section for a VA rotation, or delegates this to a physician member of the section. The Director plans or approves all schedules for clinical and teaching rotations. The Director manages all personnel assigned to the section, including creating and revising job descriptions, approving leave, signing time cards, covering absences, and completing evaluations. Clinical and personnel performance improvement processes are done in conjunction with the Section Chief of Cardiology based on goals established for Cardiology by Clinical, Nursing or Administrative Directors of the DHSM, and with the support of the Administrative Officers. The Director is responsible for career counseling and scholarly development for junior faculty, and collaborates with the Section Chief to support promotion processes with the OHSU division chief.
The incumbent is assigned as Director General Cardiology and clinician-educator or clinician-researcher in the Section of Cardiology. Duties for this position include:
1. Optimizing clinical access for Veteran coordinated with community care providers to ensure ongoing delivery of complex care that is of the highest quality and safety. This includes development of clinical pathways in collaboration with academic partners to promote access to new technologies.
2. Sustain physician productivity and optimize workload capture in order to support Section resource requirements.
3. Education leadership including the Cardiology Section's contribution to precepting residents and fellows.
4. Creation and management of templates and order sets to facilitate non-face to face care (Consults, e-consultation).
5. Cardiac general cardiology consultative evaluation of patients in clinic, via telemedicine, or via electronic review of records and performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as listed above under "Qualifications".
6. Inpatient general cardiology consult service attending as assigned by the Section Chief.
7. Contribute to coverage of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCU) as assigned by Section Chief and be responsible for the care of all cardiac patients in the CCU in conjunction with house staff.
8. Contributes to call as assigned by the Section Chief. Call requires daily interaction by telephone or telemedicine consult with physicians from other VA hospital and clinics in the South Cascades Alliance or VISN 20, as well as with non-VA providers who require help with care or transfer of a veteran patient from an outside hospital to VAPORHCS.
9. Completion of cardiology E-consults
10. Indirect patient care: returning telephone calls, responding to patient emails, reviewing and renewing prescriptions, reviewing laboratory and imaging data, communicating results to patients, and implementing improved quality in systems delivery.
Functional Statement Title: Adult General Cardiology/Director, Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day Tour, plus On-Call Hours
* Must be a Citizen of the United States
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Must possess a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
* Must hold a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
* Completion of a three year internal medicine residency in good standing
* Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease (if not, eligible to take the exam)
* Three years' experience and demonstrated a strong commitment to academic practice
* Expertise in heart failure, transplant cardiology, and/or echocardiography
* Demonstrated excellence in the education of medical students and residents, and/or prior research success
* Experience in leading a collaborative team approach to the treatment of heart disease and the leadership and administrative skills to inform the clinical priorities of VAPORHCS to meet Veteran needs and to build a general cardiology program aligned with these priorities within VAPORHCS and with our community partners.
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: The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to 12 hours each day.In addition, the position requires bending, lifting, turning, and in urgent situations the need to run, or run up and down stairs.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
The following documents are required by all applicants:
1. Resume (required)
2. SF-50 required for current VA employees - most recent non-award SF-50 (required)
3. Responses to the questionnaire (completed via Application Manager) (required)
Any other documents required by the checklist.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume *SF-50
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850 Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *Transcript
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): 1.To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is TAG:VacancyID. 2.Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: 1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire. 2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf. 3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.