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Staff Physician/Cardio-Thoracic

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 3 months ago

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Surgical Service, within the New Mexico VA Health Care System, is recruiting for Cardiac and Thoracic (CT) Section. Surgical Service is seeking a full-time board certified (preferred) Cardiac and Thoracic (CT) Surgeon, fellowship trained and excited to join the team. The successful CT surgeon will become a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to Veterans.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday (7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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All staff members with privileges on the Surgical Service shall be qualified to perform evaluation and management services including: complete history and physical examinations, interim evaluations, ordering of diagnostic studies and consultations relevant to the patient's medical problem, admission to and discharge from acute care and critical care units, and non-operative and operative patient management as specified in their subspecialty privileges. The staff shall be privileged to supervise, instruct and assist specialty residents, students, and ancillary health personnel in their evaluation and management of patients, the performance of non-operating room procedures, and the performance of minimally invasive and operative procedures which may include but not limited to minor procedures including incision and drainage, excision, debridement, IV's, chest tubes, central lines and arterial lines.

In addition, the CT surgeon will be committed to the continued development of a strong clinical service, the education of medical students and general surgery residents, and the development of productive clinical program.

Travel Required

Not required

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


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.

Preferred Experience: The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

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:
Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (2 hours); Pushing (2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking ( 3 hours); Standing (6 hours); Kneeling (1.5 hours); Repeated bending (2 hour)s; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019


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:

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Staff Physician/Cardio-Thoracic

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Department Of Veterans Affairs