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Physician - Cardiovascular Surgeon

Veteran Health Indiana

Last Updated: 1/31/20

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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.


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

 Ventilator Management

Chest Wall




Lung and Pleura

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

                Decortication or pleurectomy

                Drainage of empyema





                Segmental resection

                Sub-segmental (wedge excision) resection


                Thoracotomy (emergent and elective)

                Thoracotomy for exploration and biopsy

                Thoracostomy drainage

                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



                Tracheal repair

                Tracheal reconstruction



                Anti-reflux procedures


                Esophageal dilation

                Esophageal stent placement


                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


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

Veteran Health Indiana

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.