The Interventional Radiologist serves as a specialist in the Radiology Service performing basic and advanced interventional radiology procedures. This includes consultation and preparation in advance of such procedures and follow up after performance of such procedures. The IR also provides interpretations of diagnostic imaging procedures, including MRI, PET/CT, CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound and other diagnostic imaging 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. Additional Requirements: Must be Board Certified 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: See VA Handbook 5019 ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized up to 15% of total salary with service agreement. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Not Authorized 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 The Interventional Radiologist serves as a specialist in the Radiology Service performing basic and advanced interventional radiology procedures. This includes consultation and preparation in advance of such procedures and follow up after performance of such procedures. The IR also provides interpretations of diagnostic imaging procedures, including MRI, PET/CT, CT, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound and other diagnostic imaging studies. Supervises, performs and interprets interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to include: CT and U/S guided biopsied, pulmonary angiography, angioplasty and angiographic stenting: paracentesis, thoracentesis, biliary procedure including percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, percutaneous biliary stent insertion (and stone extraction through T-tube tracts), percutaneous nephrostomy and ureteral stent insertion; gastrostomy gastrojejunostomy and balloon dilation of enteric strictures, etc.; Chemoembolization, TIPS procedures, RF ablations, various tube and drain placements. 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. Accurate documentation of procedures with the EHR as required by medical by-laws. Maintains required educational requirements, BLS, ACLS certification as appropriate and medical license and certification as required by facility by-laws. This Radiologist reviews imaging requests in these areas for appropriateness and provides appropriate protocols to and oversight of radiology technologists and resident physicians in these areas and modalities. This Radiologist coordinates patient care by effective communication with Primary Care practitioners at local and remote locations; active participant in resident noon lectures, morning reports, including case presentations and other educational activities; is highly visible and accessible to all customers. We are affiliated with the University of Alabama in Birmingham and teaching of medical students and residents is an integral part of the position. Candidate must be eligible for teaching appointment at the academic affiliate. Direct patient care may occur through face-to-face or telemedicine modalities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On-Call rotation is required as well as Holidays and Weekends."]
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.