The Roudebush VA Medical Center is seeking Cardiovascular Surgery applicants. The position may require eligibility and appointment as an assistant/associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.
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 pre operative, 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
Post surgical 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 incison 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).
Work Schedule: Full-Time Permanent
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Cardiovascular Surgeon) Basic Requirements:
- 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.
Preferred Experience:.American Board of Surgery certification or eligibility in both cardiovascular and thoracic surgery; possess skills of a clinical cardivascular surgeon. An interest in teaching is also desirable.
Physical Requirements:?, Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
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.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1937964.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.