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 vascular and other diagnostic imaging studies related to interventional procedures. 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 Requirement: American Heart Association ACLS/BLS certification. Completed ACGME Radiology residency and Interventional Radiology fellowship or equivalent accredited alternate pathway. Board certified/eligible in Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology through the American Board of Radiology. Preferred Experience: - At least 2 years experience as Attending Radiologist at a Medical Center affiliated with an ACGME-accredited Radiology Residency, including performance of advanced vascular, oncologic, and spinous interventional radiology procedures. 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 activity includes sitting, standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable, and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["The Interventional Radiologist (IR) has the responsibility to review orders for appropriateness and feasibility, pre-procedure preparation, knowledge and technical skill in image-guided procedures, post-procedure care and appropriate documentation in CPRS. Coordination of care within the IR team, with other staff in the medical center, and occasionally with providers outside the medical center is an essential function. The consultative role encompasses patient chart and imaging record review, and patient assessment that integrates the value of imaging and radiology procedures in patient management. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides attending physician service for Interventional Radiology, as well as other areas of Diagnostic Radiology, as needed within the Radiology Service, in accordance with existing practices and programs. Participates in administrative, academic, and research activities relevant to the Radiology Service, under direction and the supervision of the Radiology Service Chief. Provides didactic and clinical education for Residents who rotate through Radiology service, in accordance with institutional training agreements. Supervises and performs interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as diagnostic examinations within Radiology. Modalities include fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, US, nuclear, and other modalities. Body areas include chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, head & neck, and other body parts. Performs and interprets invasive imaging guided procedures including endovascular, percutaneous, and other interventions. Also performs and interprets minor imaging guide procedures including joint aspiration and injection, thoracentesis, paracentesis, ultrasound-guided biopsy, etc. Represents Radiology in clinical conferences and multidisciplinary programs. Participates in Tumor Planning Conference and other clinical and administrative activities related to patient care. Participates in Quality Management activities such as peer reviews, image quality, equipment reviews and other activities as required. Develops protocols, policies, and procedures for Radiology interventional procedures and examinations. Participates in institutional committees and boards as required. Maintains BLS skills and certification. Supervises Residents and Fellows in daily clinical work, and ensure accurate and timely reporting of studies. Provide trainee evaluations in accordance with institutional training agreements. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.\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 Work Schedule: 0700-1700"]
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