The Radiologist will be responsible for providing reading, interpretation and submission of radiology reports as required by the VA, for both the outpatient and inpatient settings at the Hampton VAMC. He/she is to ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector Genera's Combined Assessment Program. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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 (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); 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. ["This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The following duties are required of the position; they include, but are not limited it: Provide professional (physician) guidance for all necessary imaging services. Approximately 55,000 examinations are performed annually, including a customary mix of Computer Tomography (CT), Ultrasound 9 general and vascular), Plain Film and Fluoroscopy, Bone Density, Pet/CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography and Nuclear Medicine exams. The Incumbent shall provide reading, interpretation and submission of radiology reports as required by the VA, with supplemental support from on-site or remote teleradiology services. Provide routine and emergent radiology services to all VA patients referred by the VA regardless of diagnosis, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, and place of residence. Provide all necessary consultative imaging services, including pre-procedural evaluations, informed consent, assessment, and documentation of findings and follow-up notes. Be available for consultation to Medical Center physicians for all cases performed Keep all information concerning VA beneficiaries confidential. Information will not be disclosed to any person, except as authorized in writing and according to all applicable laws. Interprets general radiology examinations (plain film) as provided. Performs fluoroscopic examinations (contrast and non-contrast) with the assistance of a licensed Technologist. Assists providers in performance of specialized examinations when requested. Possesses full interventional Radiologist training to perform Interventional Radiology procedures to include but not limited to balloon angioplasty, biliary drainage and stenting, vascular access, gastrostomy tube insertion, needle biopsies, insertion of stents, varicocele embolization and vertebroplasty. Interprets CT examinations of the head, neck, body, and some extremities including CT angiograms. Interprets ultrasound examinations of the internal organs, thyroid and scrotum. Interprets routine nuclear Medicine studies such as bone scan, HIDA, MUGA and thyroid; beneficial but not imperative. Interprets SPECT myocardial examinations, including stress tests; beneficial but not imperative. Interprets PET/CT; beneficial but not imperative. EDRP Authorized: Contact Facility EDRP Coordinator: Lisa.Chabarria@VA.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0730-1630, some evenings"]
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