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Physician (Diagnostic Radiologist)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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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. Learn more

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Responsibilities

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Subject to change based on facility needs.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

The Physician (Neuroradiologist) position is located in the Imaging Service, at the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA. The incumbent would be fellowship trained in Neuroradiology but proficient at interpreting a full range of general diagnostic imaging modality exams that include ultrasound, MRI, CT, plain film, DEXA and fluoroscopy. The incumbent will serve as a Staff Radiologist and will be responsible for shared oversight of service protocols, technologists and service practices, interdisciplinary communications and interaction with Clinical Services to achieve Best Practice standards and maintain high quality patient care. The incumbent will facilitate, implement, and maintain process quality improvement activities and optimize utilization of imaging resources. The incumbent will also act as the designated Radiology lead during times of absence of the lead radiologist.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs all supporting employees during the performance of general diagnostic radiological procedures.
  • May refer patients to other staff physicians for continuation of care.
  • Responsible for the quality and timeliness of reports for the procedures interpreted or performed.
  • Performs a full range of diagnostic interpretations of the studies produced by the Diagnostic Radiology Section. The workload is generated by requests for interpretation submitted by the Medical Staff and its outpatient clinics.
  • Performs diagnostic fluoroscopy
  • Performs administrative duties which include maintaining statistical records of workload, participating on clinical staff boards and committees, participating in medical education programs for both residents and house staff, as well as participating in the Department's Quality Assurance Program.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board certified in Radiology.
  • Neuroradiology training.

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-light lifting (0-44 lbs), Light carrying (under 15 lbs), Pushing (1 hour), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Walking (8 hours), Standing (2 hours), Kneeling (.5 hours), Repeated bending (5 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color, Hearing (aid permitted), Emotional/Mental stability.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Fresno , Physician (Diagnostic Radiologist), Other , Fresno, California

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