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Physician (Cardiothoracic Surgeon)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Cardiac Surgeon will provide medical and surgical care alone or by supervising physicians-in-training (residents). In the Cardiac surgery clinic, he/she works closely with the other members of the care team including, but not limited to surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, house staff, and social workers. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review the patient's history and the record of examination and tests.
  • Confirm or revise the course of treatment to be followed.
  • Either performs the services required by the patient or supervises the treatment to assure that appropriate services are provided by residents.
  • Remain physically present and available for immediate diagnosis and treatment of emergencies, or be available to assist residents.
  • Provide indicated peri-operative Cardiac care.
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the specialty by way of clinical and/or laboratory research and to participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. Basic Requirements:
    • 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.
    • Physical requirements outlined below. 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. Physical Requirements:The Physician must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the essential functions of the position; depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthetic or mechanical aid.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
      • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • Other
        • Resume
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Denver, Physician (Cardiothoracic Surgeon), Healthcare, Denver, Colorado

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