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The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Physician (Interventional Radiologist). This physician will report directly to the Chief, Diagnostic Imaging Service. 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 (Radiology) 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: Board Certified American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology Fellowship Trained in Interventional Radiology 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); light carrying (15 lbs. and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean on a 69 acre site in beautiful Palm Beach County. The Medical Center and it's 6 community based outreach clinics serve approximately 65,000 veterans in the southeast Florida region. The main facility has a total of 171 operating beds including 25 acute psychiatric and 120 long-term beds, and a high volume ambulatory care program. Whether you enjoy exploring the local beaches and miles of waterways or just relaxing at your favorite waterfront restaurant there's something for everyone in this vibrant community. Come join our team today! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Learn more. 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 Duties include but are not limited to: Provides attending physician service for Interventional Radiology, as well as other areas of Diagnostic Radiology, as needed within the Radiology Service, in accordance with existing practices and programs. Participates in administrative activities relevant to the Radiology Service, under direction and the supervision of the Radiology Service Chief. Supervises and performs interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as diagnostic examinations within Radiology. Modalities include fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, US, Nuclear, and other modalities. Body areas include chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, head & neck, and other body parts. Performs and interprets invasive imaging guided procedures including endovascular, percutaneous, and other interventions. Also performs and interprets minor imaging guide procedures including joint aspiration and injection, thoracentesis, paracentesis, ultrasound-guided biopsy, etc. Represents Radiology in clinical conferences and multidisciplinary programs. Participates in Quality Management activities such as peer reviews, image quality, equipment reviews and other activities as required. Participates in institutional committees and boards as required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m."]
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