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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 Aleda E. Lutz 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 General's Combined Assessment Program. The Incumbent shall provide the services of an American Board of Radiology certified Radiologist, with clinical privileges to practice Radiology at the AledaE. Lutz VAMC, Saginaw. 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. Preferred Experience: American Board Certified preferred. 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: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable of performing examinations, formulating diagnosis and treatment plans, and educating residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (for up to 4 hours), walking, moderate lifting (intermittently, 10 lbs.), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physician should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Duties include, but are not limited to: The Incumbent shall provide professional (physician) guidance for all necessary diagnostic radiology services. The Incumbent shall provide reading, interpretation and submission of radiology reports as required by the VA, with supplemental support from sister VA facilities or remote radiologist service. VA patients will undergo emergent and routing diagnostic x-rays during regular clinic hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and federal holidays. The Radiology department will be available to support the Urgent Care while open, including weekends. The Urgent Care is closed during federal holidays. The Urgent Care is currently operating under reduced hours. Patients requiring radiologist supervision will be scheduled during incumbent's normal operating hours. Incumbent shall 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. Incumbent shall provide all necessary consultative radiology services, including preprocedural evaluations, informed consent, assessment, and documentation of findings and follow-up notes. The Incumbent must be available for consultation to Medical Center physicians for all cases performed. It will be the responsibility of the Incumbent to ensure radiology reports are dictated into the VA Radiology computer system/electronic medical record. All reports must be dictated and verified within 24 hours of the study, excluding weekends and holidays. Emergent reports must be verified within one (1) hour of test completion, during normal business hours. The Incumbent shall 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Available Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Ashley Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (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 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."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.