Salt Lake City Chief of CardiologyOpportunity

  • Position Code
  • Address
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Preferred Specialty
    Cardiology, Heart Failure / Heart Transplant
  • Would Also Consider
    Cardiology, Interventional
  • Last Updated
  • Salary
    • Competitive salary + annual performance bonus of up to $15,000 + guaranteed salary increases
    • Full benefits (see below)
    • Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
    • CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
    • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
    • No Physician Employment Contract!

    You’ll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you’ll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

    Paid Time Off:

    • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave–you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
    • 13 Days paid sick leave available for valid use. At end of career, unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service for retired pay purposes!
    • 10 Federal holidays with pay
    • 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME


    • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
    • Dental & Vision Insurance: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans
    • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care fir 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
    • 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
    • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
    • 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 2015,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’ s

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Section priorities and objectives and also facilitates accomplishment of the objectives in collaboration with the Chief of Medicine. The Section Chief oversees the job description, supervision, and evaluation of members of the Section. In addition to clinical matters, the Section Chief oversees the education, training, and research missions of the Section and works closely with the affiliate (University of Utah School of Medicine) Cardiovascular Medicine Division. The Section Chief serves as a consultant and advisor on all matters pertaining to the Section.

 The position includes clinical, administrative, education, and research duties. The approximate time assigned in each of area as of the date of this statement is listed below. This may change over time depending on the needs of the Service and the Medical Center. The time allotment is consistent with information contained in the physician mapping tool that is used to follow physician duties and productivity. The specific allocation within each area (e.g.. number of clinics per week, number of months attending on inpatient ward services) is found in the mapping tool. These allocations are approximate, and may vary depending on individual job duties, the evolving needs of the health care system.

 Clinical: 52.5%
 Administrative: 37.5%
 Education: 5%
 Research: 5%

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