Seeking an experienced and talented Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon for outstanding leadership opportunity with VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland Oregon!
The VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPORHCS), Portland VA Medical Center, Portland OR, is seeking a talented Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon, with strong clinical knowledge and experience in Transcatheter Valve Procedures. The VAPORHCS serves more than 95,000 unique Veterans and 950,000 outpatient Veteran visits each year in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver WA, and ten outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest OR. VAPORHCS is connected to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) both physically (via a Sky Bridge) and through academic partnerships with shared research endeavors. The Chief of Cardiac Surgery opportunity is located at Portland VAMC, which is the VISN 20 Referral location for the most complex surgical operations and enjoys a high standard of care and center of excellence transplant center. Ideal candidate will be a US Citizen, have MD or DO degree, and Fellowship Trained / Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and demonstrate solid surgical skills, administrative, management and leadership experience Research background with publications and teaching interest and experience is a definite plus. Experience and qualifications with Transcatheter Valve Procedures (TAVR – Transcatheter aortic valve replacement) is an absolute must. Facility uses the “Edwards TAVR System, and is a joint program with OHSU aimed at serving all of VISN 20’s structural heart needs. Department has developed a weekly structural heart clinic and has a joint listing conference with OHSU.
Must be US Citizen
Degree in Allopathic Medicine (MD) or Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Current, active US State Medical License to practice medicine or surgery
Residency Trained, Board Certification in Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty
Strong Clinical, Management, Communication & Leadership Skills in similar position highly desired
Selected candidate must have experience and demonstrated qualifications in Transcatheter Valve Procedures
Portland is a very large city located in the state of Oregon with a population of 647,805 people and 156 constituent neighborhoods, with diverse and available new and current single-family housing or condo/townhome living and communities at a variety of price ranges. Portland is the largest community in Oregon, and 26th largest in the U.S., and is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Portland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. Portland, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Portland are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Thanks, in part, to The Street Trust, Portland is one of America’s most bikeable cities, and is very ethnically-diverse. If you love the “great outdoors”, you will love Portland for its amazing activities and adventure, woodlands, hiking, waterfalls, scenic vistas and observing native wildlife. Only a 90-minute drive from downtown, Mount Hood National Forrest sits right in the city’s backyard and makes for a splendid winter and summer playground for daily or weekend excursions. The city government is notable for its land-use planning and investment in public transportation. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of public parks. Its climate is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and Portland has been called the "City of Roses" for over a century.
Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Cardiothoracic Surgeon will range from $320,000,00 to $400,000.00 with consideration for award of a Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive, and possible consideration for Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) for highly qualified candidate, that may provide up to $200,000.00 maximum benefit.
The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:
Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.
Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.
Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - 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.
About the VA:
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
If interested, please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice and leadership / management experience, credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, email@example.com or call me at (702) 675-5761.
Recruitment Consultant, National Healthcare Recruitment Service (NHRS)
Human Resources Operations & Oversight (HROO)
Workforce Management and Consulting Office (10A2A7)
Veterans Health Administration
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable for highly qualified candidates: Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive; and opportunity to apply for Education Debt Reduction Program.
Internal Number: VIN# 10392754
About Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Portland Healthcare System
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.