Seeking BC/BE Non-Invasive Cardiologist with Echo & Heart Failure Qualifications & Experience for Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha NE

Location
Facility: VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System 
Address: 4101 Woolworth Ave 
Omaha, NE 

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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty:Cardiology : Non-invasive Cardiology 
Candidate Type:MD, DO 
Visas Accepted:No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment:Negotiable
Salary Range:$280,000 to $320,000
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:Sign-on
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Position Information: 

The Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha Nebraska, is seeking a Board Certified / Board Eligible Non-Invasive Cardiologist with additional training, certification and experience in Echocardiography and Heart Failure qualifications to join our VA Healthcare Team. Selected Physician will practice in both outpatient and inpatient direct care setting, and should demonstrate outstanding clinical cardiology skills and a passion for teaching and scholarship. Previous post-training academic experience and a history of publication in peer-reviewed cardiology journals is highly preferred. The Cardiology Section is able to perform coronary angiography, PCI, EP and all manner of echo procedures with state of the art echo equipment, and has three faculty who are able to interpret echoes and do TEE/stress echo/DSE. The Omaha VAMC, an acute care 100-bed tertiary care facility, providing inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services and home to major clinical research programs, is academically affiliated with Creighton University School of Medicine.

  • Must be U.S. Citizens (Non-Citizens May Be Considered)
  • Must have current active U.S. State Medical License (Any State)
  • Must be Board Certified in Cardiology Specialty (Board Eligible New Grads Considered)
  • Additional Training, Certification and Experience in Echocardiography & Heart Failure highly desired

Community Information: 

Omaha celebrates and treasures the past, while warmly embracing change and growth. The metro area that once brought you TV dinners and Reuben sandwiches now houses fancy seafood restaurants and hip vegan options (though you'll never have trouble finding a hearty steak). And while ranchers continue to raise cattle on the sprawling prairies surrounding the region, Omaha is attracting budding new tech startups.  Affordability and a strong economy attract young professionals, while safety, a plethora of education options and family-friendly activities are appealing to those with kids. Omaha was ranked by US News as the 28th best place to live in the country among 125 metro areas. Discover what makes working in Omaha great at www.visitomaha.com. 

Benefits and Features:

  • Expected Salary range for well qualified Cardiologist will be from $280,000.00 to 320,000.00 per year, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include Recruitment Incentive of up to $35,000 per year and up to $15,000 Annual Performance Bonus, based on available facility funding
  • The VA offers Physicians industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance
  • Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME
  • Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance
  • Federal Retirement Plans thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching

About the VA:

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further:

For information and consideration, please email your Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, david.aragon@va.gov or call (702) 675-5761.

Facility and Location

The Omaha Division is an acute, highly affiliated, tertiary care facility. The Omaha facility provides inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services; the Omaha Division is also home to major clinical research programs. The Grand Island Division focuses on ambulatory and extended care, including geriatric and rehabilitation services. The Lincoln Division focuses on ambulatory care services. 

AFFILIATIONS 

University of Nebraska Medical Center: College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner  

Creighton University: Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing 

AUTHORIZED BEDS 

Omaha Division - 100 acute care beds, 8 residential substance abuse beds  

Grand Island Division - 76 community living center beds, 18 residential substance abuse beds

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Contact Information
Contact: Dave _Aragon 
Phone: 702-675-5761
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