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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Cardiologist in Rochester, New York


The Physician (Cardiologist) position is primarily located in the Medical VA Care Line at the new Rochester, Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, New York

However, there may be times the incumbant will assist with coverage at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY


The Finger Lakes Healthcare System is seeking an experienced, full time non-invasive Cardiologist (M.D. or D.O) who is Board Certified or Eligible. Duties include oversight of all aspects of cardiac care delivered to referred patients and participating in daily ambulatory/outpatient Cardiology clinic services primarily at our Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic, and possibly the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. The Cardiologist will consult and manage and provide education and counseling of Veterans in preventative care and apply evidence-based care for an array of cardiac conditions, while also supervising comprehensive outpatient cardiac procedures. The Rochester Clinic has the capacity to perform a wide variety of outpatient Cardiology services including EKG and Arrhythmia monitoring interpretation, echocardiograms, exercise and pharmacologic stress echocardiograms, Transesophageal echocardiograms, and cardioversions. The Cardiologist will establish a professional relationship with clinical service providers within the outpatient center, provide telephone and curbside consultations and screen consultative and procedural requests for appropriateness. The ability to provide telecardiology services to other Finger Lakes Healthcare System locations is a plus. Academic appointment and training program participation is also available through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Work Schedule: Permanent, Full-time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. No Weekend or weekend on call. No inpatient coverage.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/25/2021.

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, cardiology fellowship 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. 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 of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. This position is eligible for EDRP. The Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is a recruitment incentive that may be offered on a case by case basis to new permanently appointed employees based upon the availability of funding. Employees must owe any amount or principal and interest under a government (Federal, state, or local) or commercial loan. These loans must have been used to pursue the degree that was used to qualify the individual for the appointed position. It is important to note that to utilize the EDRP program the employee must first make payments totaling at least the amount of the EDRP award before being reimbursed annually.