Radiation Oncologist - VA Maryland Health Care System
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1139291
The Deputy, Radiation Oncologist will provide direct patient care to veterans in their care and coverage at the VAMaryland Health Care System in Baltimore, MD. Initial inpatient or outpatient evaluation to include flexible laryngoscopy, patient simulation, radiation treatment planning and implementation, patient management during treatment, follow-up care posttreatment, and consultation with other services. The Radiation Oncologist will be involved in clinical supervision of radiation therapists, medical physicist, dosimetrist, nurses. They will be responsible for participating in tumor boards, chart rounds and administrative activities including radiation safety issues, equipment selection, and physician/ patient scheduling, as assigned by the Radiation Oncology Service Chief.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: The Radiation Oncologist (RO) must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the associated radiation safety factors included therein. The RO physician must be trained in radiation safety and radiation physics. RO must have knowledge of standards and performance factors in Radiation Oncology. Radiation oncologist will need to have knowledge and performed all these modalities in the last 2 years on a regular basis: 3D external beam planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic body radiotherapy/stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR), CT scan planning with IV and oral contrast, 4D CT sim, and be capable of both photon and electron treatment.
Additional Requirement: Must be a Board Certified or Board Eligible Radiation Oncologist. Active participation in ongoing maintenance of certification. Must have a current Basic Life Support Certificate. (BLS). English Language proficient.
5 years post graduate medical education experience.
Interpersonal skills, tact, patience, and courtesy.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Support for equal employment opportunities within the Radiation Oncology Service and VHA
Recruitment or Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
EDRP Authorized: This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 CME: Must be full-time with board certification Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
More about the area:
Baltimore is just off of the Chesapeake Bay, located about an hour’s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams brings residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.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. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.