NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. 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. 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. 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: Board certified in 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: 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 8 hours), walking (up to 8 hours), moderate lifting (intermittently, 15-44 lbs.), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physician should be emotionally and mentally stable and capable of performing the duties of the position. ["Provides direct patient care in general radiology approximately 80-100% of the time, which includes, evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders, ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies, protocoling and approving complex imaging exams, notifying providers of critical imaging results. Participates as a member of the medical imaging department in the peer review process, and contributes to systems redesign and quality improvement projects, as assigned by the Chief of Medical Imaging. Option to participate in facility-wide committees. Carries out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrates interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, peers, departmental support staff and leaders both at the facility and at higher levels. Function as a part-time educator for resident physicians and fellows as part of his/her duties as a member of the department. Fosters an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promotes a culture of safety in which individuals will feel free to point out problems and deficiencies without fear of retaliation. Works to impart an expectation of individual sacrifice for the good of the Veterans served by the Imaging department. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; on call\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 11 paid Federal holidays per year\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nMalpractice: Free liability protection\nVirtual: Not Authorized\nTelework: Not Available\nTake a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure\nTravel Required: None\nSupervisory Status: None VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. 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