The Physician - Diagnostic Imaging Radiologist is assigned to the Diagnostic Imaging Service and reports to the Chief of the Imaging Department; appointed to the Medical Staff of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. The diagnostic radiology physician provides direct patient care in a hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians. 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 certified or board eligible in Radiology by the American Board of Radiology; minimum 3 years preferred but not required Current or recent Nuclear Medicine Authorized User license preferred but not required Nuclear Medicine, Neuro or Chest Fellowship preferred Experience in the performance of imaging-guided procedures to include, but not limited to, arthrography, epidural steroid injection, paracentesis, and thoracentesis is preferred as duties will include performance of these 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.), moderate carrying (15-44lbs.), straight pulling (2 hrs.), pushing (2 hrs.), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hrs.), standing (4 hrs.), 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, ability to see computer screen, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted). ["The Diagnostic Radiologist (Physician) will read studies using a PACS systems with a voice recognition dictation system and will have to interface the electronic medical record in the hospital and Radiology information system. The incumbent will function as an equal member within a larger team of staff radiologists. Individuals with specialized fellowship training in a particular subspecialty may be assigned supervisor responsibilities for that subspecialty and may function as the primary radiologist responsible for formulating policy, procedures, education and training impacting the daily clinical operations of the subspecialty. As a staff radiologist, the incumbent will be responsible for performing formal study interpretation, radiologic procedures, tumor board representation and consultation within the modalities of computed tomography, general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and ultrasonography. The incumbent will assist, train, supervise and mentor health professions trainees in the performance and/or interpretation of radiographic examinations. The radiologist should be experienced in the production and interpretation of diagnostic radiologic studies generated in the modalities of computed tomography, general radiography, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, DEXA, and ultrasonography. A radiologist experienced in the performance of imaging-guided procedures to include, but not limited to, arthrography, epidural steroid injection, paracentesis, and thoracentesis is highly preferred since duties will include performance of these procedures. The radiologist will be expected to perform minor interventional procedures including, but not limited to, imaging-guided arthrograms, epidural steroid injections, paracentesis, and thoracentesis. As a staff radiologist, the incumbent will provide education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. The incumbent may be assigned administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups or special projects. Diagnostic radiologists appointed to the Imaging Service will be eligible for academic appointment with the affiliated Washington Health Sciences University (WSU) and the University of Washington (U of W) and will provide education, training, mentoring and supervision to residents. Additionally, diagnostic radiologists will be encouraged to pursue research into academic interests related to the field of radiology or nuclear medicine and participate in educational lectures and conferences sponsored by the Spokane VA Medical Center and the associated Universities. The radiologist will be encouraged to seek academic appointment with our academic affiliates. Work Schedule: Variable compressed tour available, 4 - 10 hour shifts may be available. Tour to be discussed during interview/selection. Occasional coverage of outpatient imaging clinics may be required. Rotating evening and weekend shift coverage may be required, as may rotating holiday shift coverage and after hours on-call rotations as needed. The current status of on-call coverage is \"back-up\" call to respond during events when our teleradiology service cannot be utilized for any reason-a rare occurrence. Teleradiology coverage for STAT exams currently covers 4:30 pm - 8:00 am weekdays and throughout weekends and holidays. Classic rotating on-call coverage for nights and weekends is not currently required at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC, though Mann-Grandstaff VAMC leadership reserves the right to institute such coverage if deemed necessary. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment or relocation incentives may be available in rare circumstances for a highly qualified candidate. If approved, this would in the form of an incentive and not reimbursed expenses, in accordance with agency policy.\nPermanent Change of Station Expenses: Not authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not authorized 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"]
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