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. 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. Additional Requirement: Must be a Board Certified or Board Eligible Radiation Oncologist. Preferred Experience: Active participation in ongoing maintenance of certification. Must have a current Basic Life Support Certificate. (BLS). English Language proficient. Interpersonal skills, tact, patience, and courtesy. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Support for equal employment opportunities within the Radiation Oncology Service and VHA 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: Environment is mostly sedentary with some light lifting. Lighting is mostly dim for image interpretations. Performance/supervision of treatment planning CT scans. Opportunity does require frequent standing, and rapid movement in case of patient emergency. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian Huhman at Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\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 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: 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 INTRODUCTION: The Radiation Oncology physician is a member of the professional staff within the Radiation Oncology Service at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton VAMC is a tertiary care facility that provides services not only to the Dayton campus, but also to several Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and other VA facilities. Radiation Oncologist would provide direct patient care to veterans on their care and coverage for other Radiation Oncologist. Responsibilities include initial outpatient evaluation, patient simulation radiation treatment planning and implementation, patient management during treatment, follow-up care posttreatment, and consultation with other services. Radiation Oncologist would be involved in clinical supervision of radiation therapists, medical physicist, dosimetrist, assigned nursing staff and PAs on the Radiation Oncology staff. The physician will be responsible for participating in administrative activities, including radiation safety issues, equipment selection, and physician / patient scheduling, as assigned by the Radiation Oncology Section Chief or the TDI Service Chief. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: The RO must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the associated radiation safety factors included therein. The RO physician must be trained in radiation safety and radiation physics. RO must have knowledge of standards and performance factors in Radiation Oncology. Radiation oncologist will need to have knowledge and performed all of these modalities in the last 2 years on a regular basis; 3D external beam planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, CT scan planning, use of Electron Portal Imaging Device, use of Onboard Imaging device, and be capable of both photon and electron treatment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.