Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Interventional Cardiology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Milwaukee, WI
Work Schedule is Part Time 60 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (12 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/14/2016 (19 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825227

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?

This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ( Milwaukee is located in southeastern Wisconsin, about 90 minutes from Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. Milwaukee is on the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world where Summerfest, the world's largest music festival and many ethnic festivals take place throughout the summer. There is something for everyone in Milwaukee; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods and it's a great place to raise a family.

NOTE: Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position.


  • Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting
  • Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay
  • One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility
  • 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays)
  • Pension plan
  • Vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service
  • 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions

An opportunity exists for up to a part-time Interventional Cardiologist at the Zablocki VA Medical Center located in Milwaukee, WI.

Responsibilities include performing diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions, including fractional flow reserve measurement, intravascular ultrasound, and interventions in the setting of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. Significant amount of time will also be spent on the inpatient coronary care unit, with administrative duties on the CCU. Additional duties may include seeing patients in outpatient specialty clinics, performing cardiology consultations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, participating in other noninvasive cardiac procedures such as ECG, stress testing, Holter and event monitoring.

The Cardiology Section is closely affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin with responsibilities for fellowship, resident and medical student training. It is expected that the applicant is qualified to be faculty at the affiliated medical school and will participate in supervisory roles in fellowship and residency programs. Research experience and the ability to attract grant funding and industry research is highly desirable.


  • Board certified/board eligible in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

  • Interventional experience of more than 5 years.

  • Current VA experience.

  • Peripheral vascular intervention experience.

  • Administrative experience.

  • Experience with advanced cardiac imaging, such as cardiac computer tomography and/or nuclear cardiac imaging.


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.


  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

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; religions; 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 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical.

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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on October 1, 2016. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 3 months from the date of application. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

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.

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: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-Citizens may apply and can be appointed when it's not possible to recruit qualified citizens for the position

Control Number: 453413700

Job Announcement Number: ML-17-DR-1825775-BU