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Physician - Cardiovascular Surgeon

Veteran Health Indiana

Last Updated: 11/18/21

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Veteran Health Administration | Veteran Health Indiana

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Cardiovascular Surgeon to join Veteran Health Indiana at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center located in Indianapolis, IN.

Qualifications of the VA Physician

Only one active, unrestricted state license is required to work in any VA facility.

United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 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 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.

Responsibilities

Candidates should be proficient in the field of cardiovascular surgery. The surgeon shall be skilled and knowledgeable in the surgery of the heart and great vessels of the chest cavity. The surgeon must have in-depth knowledge of the major and minor structures of the heart, lungs, and esophagus, as well as an advanced understanding of the complexities of respiration and circulation.

The incumbent specializes in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with cardiac and respiratory disorders. The candidate should be well trained, experienced, and proficient in the following:

Endoscopy

Bronchoscopy

Esophogoscopy (rigid and flexible)

Thoracoscopy

Intensive Care Unit

Insertion and Removal of IABP

Discontinue Pleural Drains

Postsurgical ICU Management

Reopening of Incision

Ventilator Management


Chest Wall

Reconstruction

Resection

Thoracoplasty

Lung and Pleura

Chest tube insertion and Removal/Tube thoracostomy (pleural catheter)

Decortication or pleurectomy

Drainage of empyema

Lobectomy

Pleuropneumonectomy

Pneumonectomy

Pneumonotomy

Segmental resection

Sub-segmental (wedge excision) resection

Thoracentesis

Thoracotomy (emergent and elective)

Thoracotomy for exploration and biopsy

Thoracostomy drainage

Video-assisted exploration, resection or biopsy

Mediastinum

Excision of tumor

Exploration and biopsy

Exploration and drainage

Reconstruction of vena cava

Diaphragm

Incision and repair

Plication

Repair of diaphragmatic hernia (transabdominal or transthoracic)

Trachea and bronchus

Bronchotomy

Cricothyroidotomy

Tracheal repair

Tracheal reconstruction

Tracheostomy

Esophagus

Anti-reflux procedures

Fundoplication

Esophageal dilation

Esophageal stent placement

Esophagostomy

Exploratory laparotomy

Reconstruction of esophagus

Resection for tumor or other cause

Resection of tumor

Resection of diverticulum

Thoracic -Vascular

Carotid endarterectomy

Closure of patient ductus arteriosus

Endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta and its branches

Repair or reconstruction of the aortic arch and/or its branches

Innominate artery

Subclavian artery

Carotid artery

Repair or reconstruction of the subclavian artery

Repair or replacement of the femoral artery

Repair or replacement of the thoracic aorta

Pericardial disease

Pericardial drainage

Pericardial incision or biopsy

Pericardiectomy

Cardiac disease

Ablation of cardiac tissue for control of arrhythmia

Closure of the atrial appendage

Insertion or removal of cardiac assist devices

Placement of a permanent or temporary cardiac pacemaker

Placement or revision of automated cardiac defibrillator

Pulmonary embolectomy

Repair or replacement of cardiac valves

Repair of residual congenital anomalies

Resection and reconstruction of cardiac tissue

Repair, reconstruction or bypass for coronary artery disease

Resection of cardiac tumor

The incumbent provides patient care as part of a health care team; working with nurses and other medical professionals as well as with other physicians (e.g., internists, general practitioners, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, gastroenterologists).

Incumbent is responsible for the proper use, storage, cleaning and disposal of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME). RME is any medical equipment designed by the manufacturer to be reused for multiple patients. Incumbent is responsible for knowing what reusable instruments, equipment, medical devices or supplies are in use in their clinical area.

Incumbent is required to obtain, read, and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or established guidelines for all RME in use in their clinical area prior to use. Responsible for following all local SOPs or guidelines for set up, use and reprocessing all RME. Incumbent will consult SPD and the Infection Control Officer (ICO) for clarification of SOPS or guidelines in the clinical areas that address the reprocessing of RME in the clinical area or for pre-cleaning instructions of RME prior to return to SPD as needed. She/he must comply with established SOPs and / or guidelines for critical, semi-critical and non-critical RME.

Benefits offered to the VA Physician

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

  • 26 paid annual leave days / 10 paid Federal holidays / 13 paid sick days of leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • Minimal on-call
  • No practice operating costs, no malpractice or insurance
  • Our employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose, including exceptional vision and dental plans
  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). 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.
  • Continuing Medical Education allowance

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening. Veteran Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

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Company Details

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Providing Health Care for Veterans The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,240 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,061 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.