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. Ability to complete a Basic Life Support (BLS) course is a position requirement Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in 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: The work is moderately active. Typically, the employee will be sitting, standing, walking around various service areas. There will also be some light exertion required when walking, standing, bending or climbing stairs, carrying of light items such as papers, books, laptop, small objects. Must be able to sit/stand for long periods of time and lift 20 lbs. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Applicant must have the necessary training and experience to interpret Breast Imaging examinations including Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Ultrasound and Breast MRI. Experience in ultrasound-guided, stereotactic and MRI-guided breast biopsies would also be preferred. Additional capabilities in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: 1. Interpret general radiographic exams including plain films and bone densitometry studies. 2. Interpret Computerized Tomography studies including neurologic, vascular, body and/or MSK examinations. 3. Interpret MRI studies including neurologic, vascular, body and/or MSK examinations. 4. Interpret General Ultrasound and Vascular Ultrasound examinations. 5. Perform and interpret fluoroscopic examinations such as GI studies with oral contrast. 6. Interpret General Nuclear Medicine studies such as bone, HIDA and thyroid scans. 1. Examine, evaluate and manage patients referred for radiology consultations and procedures as appropriate.\n2. Perform, supervise and interpret general radiologic exams, such as plain x-rays and bone density scans.\n3. Perform, supervise and interpret Computerized Tomography (CT/CTA) procedures with or without contrast administration, such as head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine and extremity exams.\n4. Perform, supervise and interpret Ultrasound (US) procedures, such as vascular, thyroid, abdomen, pelvis and extremity exams.\n5. Perform, supervise and interpret fluoroscopic exams, such as GI barium studies, urological procedures, fistulograms/sinograms and general fluoroscopy procedures. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Open to highly qualified applicants\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara Ruicker, 918-616-1494 , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm"]
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