Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Chief Cardiologist in East Orange, New Jersey

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • East Orange, NJ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 5/27/2016 (152 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 5/26/2017 (212 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1717504

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


The board certified cardiologist in this position serves as the Cardiology Section Chief in Medical Service on our East Orange campus. He/She treats every form of cardiovascular disease and educates medical students, residents and cardiology fellows.

The selected candidate will be expected to expand the division's diagnostic capabilities. He/She should be certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography, skilled in performing and interpreting 3 dimensional studies, and should have at least five years of experience in a leadership position with significant ongoing involvement with resident and fellow training. His/Her experience and Curriculum Vitae should be substantial enough to attain an academic appointment with our academic affiliate. The Chief Cardiologist is expected to be able to provide procedural skills as needed and hands-on clinical care in clinic, Emergency Department, ICU/CCU and clinical wards as well as clinical coverage as necessary, without restrictions as to time of day or day of the week.

WORK SCHEDULE:Full Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm and coverage as needed.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Background and/or security investigation required.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.) b. Education. 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. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. c. Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d). Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Board certification in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography are required for eligibility for an academic appointment.


At least five years of experience in a leadership position with significant and ongoing involvement in the training of residents and fellows.

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; religious; 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.

* Reference:* VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, December 17, 2015, Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: The Chief Cardiologist must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position including examinations, formulating diagnoses and treatment plans, and educating residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or more), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent must be emotionally and mentally stable.

Security Clearance


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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: 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

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

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

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

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: $120,000.00 to $310,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: Yes

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

Control Number: 440433600

Job Announcement Number: BH-16-PB-1717504-OCA