The prospective Radiologist (Board Certified or Board Eligible) must be credentialed and privileged in Radiology at the North Chicago VA Medical Center (FHCC). Employee will interpret radiographic, fluoroscopic gastroenterology and urologic procedures, CT, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine studies. 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. 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: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which may require light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (up to 1 hour), standing (up to 1 hour), and both legs required. In addition, there may be exposure to the following environmental factors: working inside and outside, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work. A health examination must be successfully completed prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Occupational Health Clinic policy. There may be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids. ["This is an open and continuous announcement, applicants will be reviewed and sent to the hiring officials every two weeks if eligible and qualified. Major Duties: The services to be performed by the incumbent shall be under the direct and indirect supervision of the Chief, Imaging or his/her designee. This may be via direct observation or input by other Imaging or FHCC staff internal and external. Quality of work and appropriateness of interpretation shall be monitored on an ongoing continuous basis. May be exposed to occupational surroundings that involve moderate health risk/discomfort to self, and which may require special precautions, (i.e., infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, verbal and physical abuse, etc.). This may range from the emotionally disturbed patient to the severely diseased patient. Employee may be required to have various contact with medical and non-medical staff, patients, family, visitors and other employees, including contract employees as well as other VHA/DoD services. Contact with patients is necessary for the purposes of explaining procedure & performance, pertinent history and information sharing as it relates to Imaging procedures and/or special requirements. Contact with physicians and other ancillary services personnel may be required for information sharing and consultation. Contact with visitors and family members may be required for information sharing as it relates to a particular patient. Age groups of beneficiary patients vary greatly and include those patients from a pediatric age group to those of a geriatric age group. Dress apparel: All FHCC employees are required to dress in a professional manner and in accordance with local policies. Imaging study interpretation assignments shall be completed timely fashion and in accordance with Imaging policies utilizing the PACS & Hospital Information System/Radiology Information System (HIS/RIS) and or any other applicable system provided. Established time limits for interpretation processes has been established by the Chief, Imaging. Candidate should have: PACS and Voice Recognition experience. Command of the English language Board Certified or Eligible in Radiology Comfortable interpreting general diagnostic studies (CT, US, radiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine) and willing to perform additional modalities (MR, mammography, interventional, etc.) that they are qualified to perform. OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS Exclusively weekday daytime shifts-after hours from 4 p.m.-8 a.m. and weekends covered by reliable teleradiology service. Very limited call responsibilities: occasional Saturday morning plain film only coverage. Competitive salary and extensive federal benefits, including federal retirement (with pension), subsidized federal health insurance plans, and much more! Up to 54 days paid time off per year (see breakdown below). Collegial environment, opportunities for academic appointments at next-door Chicago Medical School, teaching and research. Top notch facilities and equipment. Malpractice insurance provided by federal government. No need for malpractice tail. Say goodbye to decreasing reimbursements, high-stress call shifts, and unstable radiology groups. Position is eligible for educational loan reimbursement through the EDRP program. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Yes Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Yes Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Eva.Gennara@va.gov, 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm"]
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.