Omaha VAMC - Cardiology (Electrophysiologist)

  • Position Code
    L20VFA
  • Address
    Omaha, NE
  • Preferred Specialty
    Cardiology, Electrophysiologist
  • Last Updated
    01/14/2019
  • Call Coverage
    7 nights per month/1 weekend per month
  • CME's Paid
    5 days for CME
  • Incentive Pay
    Plus up to $15K performance award
  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) - $120K over 5-year period
  • Vacation Time
    26 vaction days/13 sick days/10 holidays
  • Misc Benefits
                Insurance: Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health, dental & vision insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government and; Long-term care insurance is available as an option Federal Retirement Plan: VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel Disability Retirement Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
  • Sign on Bonus
    Negotiable
  • Salary

    Plus Retention Bonus of $20K per year for 4 years

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Overview

EP CARDIOLOGIST

FACULTY APPOINTMENT TO CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

VA NEBRASKA-WESTERN IOWA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

OMAHA, NEBRASKA

You are invited to consider joining the team of the Omaha VA Medical Center and Creighton University School of Medicine, provide care for the world’s best patients while providing training and mentorship for fellows, residents, and students.  You should be board certified/eligible in Cardiology and EP and a US citizen with current US licensure (any state) with no history of revocations or suspension.  Permanent Residents may be considered if no US citizen is selected.  

As a care giver and clinician educator, you should have outstanding cardiology and EP skills combined with a passion for teaching and scholarship.  Previous post-training academic experience and a history of publication in peer-reviewed cardiology journals is preferred.  This position includes both inpatient and outpatient activity and the opportunity to teach learners at all levels (students, residents, and fellows).  You will spend most of your time in direct patient care and the supervision of medical residents and cardiology fellows in inpatient/outpatient settings.  We have coronary angiography, PCI and EP procedures on site, including ablations and device implants.  Our EP lab has a state of the art CARTO mapping system and biplane imaging, radiofrequency ablation equipment.  This person will be the sole EP physician and thus in charge of the EP lab’s protocols and procedures.

The Omaha VA Medical Center is an acute, 100-bed tertiary care facility, providing inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services and, is also home to major clinical research programs. It also included 8 residential substance abuse beds.  Academic affiliations include University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner and, Creighton University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing.

Ongoing research projects include studies in liver and pulmonary diseases, reproductive endocrinology, immunology, cancer, gastroenterology, endocrine and diabetes, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, mental health including substance abuse, airway inflammation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic rehabilitation, surgical wound healing, anesthesiology, vascular disease and alcohol-related diseases.  Special programs include a Regional Audiology Center, Interactive Videoconferencing System, Sleep Lab, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outpatient program and Bariatric Surgery Program.

Practice Description

Department Make-up:

Two general cardiologists

One EP physician

One heart failure/echo physician

One Interventional Cardiologist being recruited

Two PAs:  One general and one EP

One NP in EP with a little general on the side

Three sonographers

3 Radiology technicians

About 18 nurses who are in the cath lab/the EP lab/procedure prep area/several who do case management/two who will be in the stress/ekg/device area soon (clinic nurses are separate)

And a nurse manager

We also have two gorgeous interventional labs---one for EP and one for coronary angio/intervention.

Location Description

Omaha celebrates and treasures the past, while warmly embracing change and growth. The metro area that once brought you TV dinners and Reuben sandwiches now houses fancy seafood restaurants and hip vegan options (though you'll never have trouble finding a hearty steak). And while ranchers continue to raise cattle on the sprawling prairies surrounding the region, Omaha is attracting budding new tech startups.  Affordability and a strong economy attract young professionals, while safety, a plethora of education options and family-friendly activities are appealing to those with kids. Omaha was ranked by US News as the 28th best place to live in the country among 125 metro areas. Discover what makes working in Omaha great at www.visitomaha.com.





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