Physician Job Search: Opportunity Details

Non-Invasive Cardiologist to care for Veterans in gorgeous Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyCardiology : Non-invasive Cardiology
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Opportunity Details

We offer you an outstanding Federal & VA benefits package, such as 49 days off” annually, performance pay, maternity/paternity leave & recruitment incentives, and much more.

The Poplar Bluff, Missouri Medical Center otherwise known as the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center seeks a non-invasive cardiologist to offer a patient-centered, full range of cardiology services to a diverse group of veterans in outpatient, inpatient, and urgent care settings. 

We seek a provider that can perform stress test procedures (nuclear, chemical, and routine treadmill), and read echocardiograms, Holter monitors, and EKGs. Offer care in the Congestive Heart Failure clinic for a ½ day each week & perform cardiac clearance for surgery. In addition, perform video voice Connect and telecardiology visits in addition to face-to-face clinic visits.

The typical day of care is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday with an average of ten patients per day working alongside friendly competent staff, and with an additional cardiologist makeup of the cardiology department. NO weekend call coverage.

The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center is a non-academic facility; however, we receive and teach students from the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine from neighboring Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Interested: Please forward your CV to or call (832) 417-0937 to schedule a time to discuss this opportunity anytime.

The location is "The Gateway to the Ozarks" which is the typical name for Popular Bluff, Missouri.  We are a mid-size small town with many attractions, shopping, and lots of recreational & leisurely things to do. The closest international airport is in St. Louis, MO, and Memphis, TN.    

20 Reasons -Doctors Like Working for the Veterans Health Administration

Recruitment Incentives: This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. Recruitment incentive (10-20k) and in addition to Performance Pay averaging $15k.

Benefits Bullets: VA boasts a comprehensive compensation and benefits package (Paid Time-Off, Professional/Personal Insurance coverage, 401K, CME, and Retirement, etc.). For more info, click: Physicians At VA

The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, provides primary care to veterans throughout 29 counties of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. Approximately 50,000 veterans live in our service area and about 40 percent of them receive care at our Medical Center annually.

Our facility is comprised of 13 general medicine beds and 40 extended care beds. Tertiary care support is provided by VA Medical Centers in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; and Little Rock, Arkansas. Four community based outpatient clinics provide primary care and mental health services in Cape Girardeau, MO, West Plains, MO, Farmington, MO, and Paragould, AR. Subspecialty service needs at this Medical Center are met by local consultants and attendings and/or referral to tertiary care facilities.

This non-affiliated medical center maintains contractual agreements for educational programs providing clinical practice sites for programs in Associate Degree Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, Laboratory Technology, Secretarial Science, Dental Assisting, Computer Science, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Radiology Technician, Social Work BS, Social Work MSW and Optometry.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Poplar Bluff, we offer services in five community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Farmington, Missouri
  • Sikeston, Missouri
  • West Plains, Missouri
  • Salem, Missouri
  • Paragould Arkansas
  • Pocahontas, Arkansas

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • 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 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-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • 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

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious, or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Facility & Address

  • John J. Pershing Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center
  • 1500 North Westwood Blvd Poplar Bluff MO 63901


Contact Information

Terrance Anderson National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant



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