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.
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:
Esophogoscopy (rigid and flexible)
Intensive Care Unit
Insertion and Removal of IABP
Discontinue Pleural Drains
Postsurgical ICU Management
Reopening of Incision
Lung and Pleura
Chest tube insertion and Removal/Tube thoracostomy (pleural catheter)
Decortication or pleurectomy
Drainage of empyema
Sub-segmental (wedge excision) resection
Thoracotomy (emergent and elective)
Thoracotomy for exploration and biopsy
Video-assisted exploration, resection or biopsy
Excision of tumor
Exploration and biopsy
Exploration and drainage
Reconstruction of vena cava
Incision and repair
Repair of diaphragmatic hernia (transabdominal or transthoracic)
Trachea and bronchus
Esophageal stent placement
Reconstruction of esophagus
Resection for tumor or other cause
Resection of tumor
Resection of diverticulum
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
Repair or reconstruction of the subclavian artery
Repair or replacement of the femoral artery
Repair or replacement of the thoracic aorta
Pericardial incision or biopsy
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
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