The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS), Biloxi, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Interventional Radiologist). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. 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. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Note: Copy of current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Preferences: ~ Board certified/Board eligible in American Board of Radiology (ABR). ~ Fellowship training in interventional radiology. ~ Board Certified in interventional radiology. ~ Proficient in general radiology which may include Computerized Tomography (CT), radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine, Positron emission tomography/Computed tomography (PET/CT) and/or cardiac imaging. ~ Strong interpersonal and communication skills, team player, and proven clinical excellence. 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. Functional Requirements: Physical Requirements ~ Light lifting, under 15 pounds ~ Light carrying, under 15 pounds ~ Straight pulling (2 hours) ~ Pushing (2 hours) ~ Use of fingers ~ Both hands required ~ Walking (1 hour) ~ Standing (1 hour) ~ Repeated bending (1 hour) ~ Specific visual requirement (Glasses permitted) ~ Ability to distinguish basic colors ~ Ability to distinguish shades of colors ~ Hearing (aid may be permitted) ~ Good distance vision ~ Ability to read without strain ~ Lifting incapacitated patients ~ Twisting ~ Pushing wheelchair patients ~ Lifting/Pushing stretcher patients ~ Ability to verbally communicate Environmental Factors ~ Working alone ~ Extensive computer work ["The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great place to live and work! You'll find picturesque, white-sand beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico, exciting, fun-filled outdoor activities to include boating, fishing and championship golf courses, taste-tantalizing cuisine, plentiful shopping, and must-see cultural attractions. Mississippi's Gulf Coast also features unlimited stakes gaming, top-name entertainment, and spectacular stage shows you won't want to miss. With a unique combination of attractions that will please everyone, Mississippi's Gulf Coast is undoubtedly \"the\" place to live and work! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be authorized for highly candidates. Please see information under \"Education\" for more details.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com, 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: One 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 Major Duties/Responsibilities\n~ Create and develop an interventional radiology service to support the clinical needs of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS), Biloxi, MS.\n~ Interpret diagnostic imaging examinations to include Computerized tomography (CT) scan, Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan, general radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and performs fluoroscopy examinations.\n~ Collaborate with the Emergency Department, Subspecialty Services and/or Clinics, potentially admitting patients to the hospital, caring for the patient as inpatients and/or following the patient clinically.\n~ Performs interventional radiological procedures. Procedures may include, but are not limited to the following. Vascular interventions Embolization procedures Renal procedures Spine interventions Intercostal nerve blocks Biliary procedures Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures Endovascular aortic repair Radiofrequency ablations Image guided needle biopsies Percutaneous drainages Stent placement Balloon angioplasty Thrombolysis Uterine fibroid embolization Vena cava filter placement Catheter placements Port placement Chemoembolization Gastrostomy tube placement Hemodialysis access maintenance Other duties assigned. ~ Contributes to quality improvements and assurance programs of interventional services.\n~ Participates and facilitates implementation of modern care, utilization of new technologies and new procedures.\n~ Education of staff and trainees.\n~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm., Rotating backup coverage for teleradiology, general radiology call."]
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