Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Cardiologist (Non-Invasive) in Togus, Maine

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Togus, ME
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1808755

VA Maine Healthcare System (formerly Togus VA Medical Center) proudly serves Maine's veterans at a main campus in Augusta or any of nine outpatient clinics. It's a modern 67 bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and mental health beds, as well as 40 Skilled-Longer Stay beds, a 25-bed Dementia Unit, and a hospice unit. Living in Maine offers excellent quality of life and access to many cultural and recreational activities.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.**


Provides cardiology care for inpatients and outpatients at VA Maine Health Care System, Togus, and select Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

The Cardiologist must have a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine and be board certified/eligible in Cardiology. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required. Must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with cardiac diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.

  • Works at both the Togus campus and select CBOCs, as needed.

  • Performs outpatient examinations.

  • Performs Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews.

  • Provides consultation service related to cardiology to the medical staff.

  • Admits and manages inpatients.

  • Interprets echocardiograms (including stress echos, dobutamine echos and transesophageal echocardiograms).

  • Interprets holter monitor studies.

  • Interprets event recorder studies.

  • Interprets electrocardiograms (EKGs).

  • Certified in Nuclear Cardiology.

  • Supervises and interprets exercise stress tests.

  • Inserts permanent and temporary cardiac pacemakers (desirable).

  • Inserts Swan Ganz catheters.

  • Participates in quality assurance programs and chart reviews.

  • Serves on Medical Staff Committees.

  • Attends Medical Service staff meetings and meetings of the Medical/Dental staff.

  • Ensures communication with the incoming evening Medical Officer of the Day regarding patient care issues.

  • Completes medical records using the electronic medical record system and following hospital documentation requirements.

  • Completes mandatory training.

*Work Schedule: *8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. One in four call rotation is required.

*Functional Statement/Scope of Practice Title/#: *Cardiologist/000000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • A recruitment or relocation incentive may be available to a highly qualified candidate.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Full unrestricted licensure, certification, or registration required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements*: *

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • 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 residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board eligible/certified in Cardiology.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting and carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching at and above the shoulders, use of both hands and fingers, walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification pointscan be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

Position will be filled as soon as desirable candidate has been identified.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $348,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Control Number: 451342100

Job Announcement Number: VHA-402-16-AMR-1808755-BU