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: Recent practice in the full range of radiology Board certified or board eligible in Radiology and Interventional Radiology Completion of an ACGME approved Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship or Interventional Radiology residency. 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in an outpatient setting under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting, up to 44 pounds, moderate carrying of less than 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; both hands required; use of fingers; straight pulling; pushing; walking; standing up to 1 hour per day; kneeling; repeated bending; use of arms and legs; both legs required; ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; use of both arms and legs; near vision or far vision correctable; both eyes requires; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing aid permitted. ["The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is seeking a full-time Physician (Interventional Radiology) who is committed to quality patient care, teaching, and research related to all functions of Interventional Radiology. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is a tertiary care facility providing a full range of clinical services including cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. SAVAHCS is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Medical students, residents, and fellows train at our facility. The selected candidate must also be eligible for an appointment with the University of Arizona. SAVAHCS offers a beautiful 150-acre campus with a full range of medical and mental health services for Veterans, including a 31-bed inpatient psychiatry unit, a 25-bed mental health residential rehabilitation program, intensive outpatient programs, homeless programs, and more. Tucson is a great place to live for families, people who enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, running, etc.) and those who enjoy rich culture and an affiliation with a world class University. Tucson truly is a city with a friendly, small-town feel. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized 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 Incumbent to fill this role will be responsible for functions which fall under the scope of the Radiology service. These include clinical and administrative management and include but are not limited to the following: Candidate should be proficient in all aspects of Interventional Radiology to include: angiography, biopsies, drainages, nephrostomy, biliary, venous access, lumbar puncture, myelography, Interventional Oncology procedures, TIPSS, etc. Examinations-Uses assessment skills to promptly interpret radiological examinations using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data. Provides follow-up when indicated. Diagnosis-Accurately interprets and evaluate radiological data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Corrects diagnosis when necessary. Therapeutic Ability-Initiates appropriate and timely interpretation. Recognizes changes in behavior, symptoms, signs and other pertinent facts about the patient during and after the performance of radiology examinations, and has the ability to modify the plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Patient Management-Maintains confidentiality of patients. Serves as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment and management plan. Consultations and Specialty skills-Acts as a consultant for the Radiology department in developing, implementing, evaluating and diagnosis and treatment of patients. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the need for consultation to other facility specialty areas. Record keeping-Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Completes medical records per hospital regulations. Other responsibilities include: Resident and technologist education; review of pre-procedure labs and protocolling of radiology studies; participation in peer review process; quality management activities such as peer review, study/film quality; participation in the SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at the University of Arizona. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with call duties approximately 1 out of every 4 weeks. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until position is filled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 20. 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular bi-weekly intervals until the position is filled."]
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