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 certification in diagnostic 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: Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; Light carrying under 15 pounds; Straight pulling 2 hours; Pushing 2 hours; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 3 hours; Standing 3 hours; Kneeling 1.5 hours; Repeated bending 1 hour; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (Aid may be permitted); Clear speech; Environmental Factors: Radiant energy; Electrical energy; Working closely with others; Working alone; ["**VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.** Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A recruitment or relocation incentive may be available for highly qualified applicants.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): PCS may be available for highly qualified applicants.\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized;\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann@va.gov or Taia Henderson at Taia.Henderson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: 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 Market Background: Southern Oregon is a hidden paradise cast among many quaint, small towns set against the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The average commute is less than 25 minutes and traffic jams/gridlock are unheard of. The area is known for its scenic beauty and ample outdoor recreational activities like camping. hiking, biking rafting and seasonal outdoor markets. Day trips to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument and coastal towns along the Pacific Ocean shoreline offer views of the famous Redwood National and State Parks of northern California. The climate is generally mild and sunny, with average high temperatures around 45 in the winter and 90 in the summer. Position Summary: The physician will serve as clinical diagnostic radiologist and Chief of Radiology Service. Incumbent will provide interpretive and patient care services within the scope of general radiology and will have responsibilities in other areas such as education, administration and committee service. The physician is responsible for all aspects of Radiology Services throughout the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC). He/she must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide all general diagnostic imaging services. He/she must possess sufficient computer skills necessary to work with advanced electronic medical records, PACS and Powerscribe voice recognition systems. General computer skills to a high extent of proficiency is suggested, and strongly preferred. He/she will be responsible for establishing, documenting and maintaining standard procedures related to Imaging, for the facility (through Medical Center Memoranda [MCMs]) and for the Radiology Service (through Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]. He/she will be responsible for establishing and applying imaging protocols, reviewing imaging requests, utilization management, ensuring appropriate patient preparations and medication are ordered, technical oversight and feedback for the technologists performing the examinations, overall safety of imaging patients including oversight of contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions. Must also be dedicated to patient radiation dose reduction programs, including those currently in effect and as prescribed by VHA in the future. The physician will also serve as Radiation Safety Officer for the VA SORCC. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm;"]
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