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. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible Radiation Oncologist Knowledge/experience of the following: Varian/Eclipse TPS Knowledge of RapidArc TPS Experience in 3DCRT, IGRT, IMRT, VMAT treatment of all sites of malignancies Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Electron beam radiation therapy Superficial treatment 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: Physical ability to do the daily work of a Radiation Oncologist ["Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of Radiation Oncology and to be approved for VA privileges to offer these services. These include clinical and administrative management, either directly or through delegated authority of the following: Initial Patient evaluation (both inpatient and outpatient consultation) Patient simulation, radiation treatment plan and prescription Chart rounds, new patient rounds and image checks Patient management during treatment Follow up care post treatment Consultation with other service Participation Tumor Boards Duties include, but are not limited to: Responsible for providing services in an efficient, high-quality, cost effective manner Works with the Section Chief, Radiation Oncology and other staff as appropriate, supports operations issues/problems resolution in a logical, step-wise fashion. Works with the Section Chief, Radiation Oncology and other disciplines as necessary to support, contribute to and implement policies, procedures, performance goals, strategic plans and initiatives. Participates in local administrative, management, quality assurance, data review/reporting and other assignments, meetings or committees. Provides direct patient care as a consultant in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards Performance reflects and demonstrates support of the Section Chief, Radiation Oncology, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Medical Center Director's, VISN Network and national goals. Participates in regular peer review activities. Maintains patient records. Follows HIPPA guidelines regarding patient information. Ensures timely completion of daily clinic notes with accurate documentation and coding of service rendered. Practice's radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patients, staff, and self, in compliance with department and VA radiation safety procedures to maintain occupational exposures \"as low as reasonable achievable\" (ALARA). Knowledgeable of the Rad-Cal program for use with emergency patients. Provides patients with accurate and compassionate treatment. Follows established safety practices and reports to Chief as promptly as possible to unsafe conditions, unsafe practices or any occupational illness or injury sustained. Adheres to all safety and health standards, regulations, work practices and uses proper protective equipment as required. Other duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 4% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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