The Diagnostic Imaging Service at the Phoenix VA Medical Center provides Radiology subspecialty inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services to Veterans across central Arizona. Is one of the largest clinical departments with over 130 employees in 9 specialty divisions, including Staff radiology, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Imaging, Diagnostic Radiology including fluoroscopic, and Clerical Services. 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: Experience in theragnostics, fully trained board-certified/eligible with additional residency or fellowship training in Nuclear Medicine. ABNM board certification or Certificate of added Qualification (CAQ) is preferred. 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: VA Handbook 5019/1, Part II, Pre-Placement Physical Examination and Evaluation. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, may vary and will be determined based on departmental needs or as agreed upon with the Section head and/or Chief of Radiology. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Responsible for providing Imaging procedures in the Nuclear Medicine Section of the Imaging Service at the Phoenix VAHCS. Provides routine and emergent reading, interpretation and submission of nuclear medicine and radiology reports as required, for both outpatient and inpatient settings at the Phoenix VAHCS and affiliated CBOCs. Ensures high quality imaging and a high level of collaborative clinical care as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the American College of Radiology, Joint Commission, and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. Will serve as a Nuclear Medicine Radiologist, interpreting the entire range of standard nuclear medicine exams including SPECT, PET/CT, PET/MR. In addition, the incumbent is expected to perform radiopharmaceutical therapies and preferred to have experience in Theragnostic. Major duties include but not limited to the following: Directs nuclear medicine technologists or technicians regarding desired dosages, techniques, positions, policies, protocols and projections. Prescribes radionuclides and dosages to be administered to individual patients. Monitors and maintains quality control of radionuclide preparation, administration, or disposition ensuring that activities comply with applicable regulations and standards. Monitors handling of radioactive materials to ensure that established procedures are followed. Advises other physicians of the clinical indications, limitations, assessments, or risks of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radioactive materials. Administers radioisotopes to clinical patients or research subjects. Directs the safe management and disposal of radioactive substances. Monitors cleanup of radioactive spills to ensure that proper procedures are followed and that decontamination activities are conducted. Ensures the testing of dosage evaluation instruments and surveys meters for proper operation. Responsible for the continuing education of the technical staff as well as performance improvement of the care and services provided by Nuclear Medicine Radiology Services. Administration Radiologists may participate in supervision of on-board personnel, evaluation of prospective new hires, oversee compliance with all applicable regulations/accreditation, and address patient complaints. Radiologists will also participate in the random peer-review process of other physicians within the department. Radiologists may be required to respond to issues, inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Radiologists are encouraged to participate as a member of a variety of Radiology Service and PVAHCS-wide committees, including for systems redesign and quality improvement projects. Patient Care Radiologists will be expected to provide direct patient care in his/her specialty area 90-100% of the time. This responsibility will include: Evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders Ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies Ordering hydration for CT exams (if applicable to area of practice) Protocolling and approving complex imaging exams Timely and accurate reporting of a variety of complex imaging exams Notifying providers of critical imaging results Performing interventional procedures (if applicable to area of practice) Teaching May function part-time as a Radiology-Educator for medical and other health care trainees including students, resident physicians, and fellows as part of his/her duties as a member of the department. He/she may present formal educational material from time to time in various venues such as Grand Rounds, etc. Research Radiologists may be expected to mentor junior faculty, fellows, and others on research projects that they wish to develop."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.