Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1964721
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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

San Antonio is a diverse city that offers warm weather year round and a very reasonable cost of living. This is partially due to the absence of a state income tax. There is always something to do in San Antonio, whether it is the museums, the Riverwalk, hundreds of restaurants, or catching a Spurs game.  There are also an abundance of outdoor activities and lakes within a short drive.  

For information about the city of San Antonio Texas please visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) in San Antonio, Texas is looking for a Cardiologist-Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX.

This is a joint hire position between STVHCS and University of Texas Health at San Antonio (UTHSA.)   The selected applicant will work part time (5/8) at STVHCS and part time (3/8) at UTHSA.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a large Cardiology section at a level 1a VA hospital.  The section includes 15 physicians, 4 mid levels, and additional support personnel.   The cardiology section also encourages faculty to conduct clinical research.

The Audie Murphy VA Hospital has a strong academic affiliation with UTHSA. Training and supervision of residents and students should be expected.  

A relocation or recruitment incentive MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.

First Cutoff: Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on June 8, 2017 , will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after June 8, 2017, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.

Duties

If you are looking to practice medicine where the patient's needs are number one priority and not a profit margin, this is the position for you. You will also have a great work/life balance.

Responsibilities include clinical, teaching/supervision of residents and administration.

Clinical: 

  • Two half day or one full day outpatient clinics per week. New patient appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes and follow up appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.
  • In-Patient consultations.
  • Typical procedures include: Pace Maker, AICD, BiV ICD and ablation.

Teaching/Supervision of residents (25% of time): Includes 2 week CCU coverage approximately 2 times per year

Administrative (10% of time):  Leadership, Human Resources, Staff management, Time/Leave management, and Clinical management.

Research Duties (If applicable): Physician researchers will show an ability to identify and define significant research and developmental problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication.

Duty Hours:

Coordinated with UTHSA but performed 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

On Call requirements: Coverage includes the VA Hospital and UTHSA Hospital.  Primary on call duties will be telephone consults.  It is very rare to actually report to the facility.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No