Radiologists diagnose and may also treat diseases of human body, using all available imaging modalities:
- They examine internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after correlation of imaging findings with other examinations and tests. This may also include treating benign and malignant internal and external pathologies by utilization of interventional devices.
- This requires the routine administration of radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or rectally to render pathologies of internal structures and organs visible by imaging modalities.
- Complete fulfillment of clinical duties also includes timely reporting of findings, verbal discussions with referring clinicians regarding patient findings, and final verification of proofread dictations.
- Radiologists educate both residents and fellows while performing the above duties in an apprentice-type learning environment.
- In addition they also provide for both didactic and case-centric lectures at regular intervals.
- Should time allow, they may participate in academic fulfillment missions such as the publishing of peer reviewed publications, case reports, and/or pursue grant submissions.
- Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members.
- Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned.
- Consults with the supervisor as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters.
- His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject.
- Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice, including community Social Work standards.
- Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion.
- Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
- Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail.
- Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.
- Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning and implementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively in team meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc.
- Collaborates with divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
- Effectively communicates with and utilizes community agencies to facilitate treatment, discharge planning, and continuity of care.
- The employee's relationship with supervisors, co-workers, patients, visitors, and the general public is consistently courteous and cooperative in nature, and overall contributes to the effective operation of the case management program.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title: Physician, Chief of Radiology Service
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
1. Graduation/Completion of Radiology/Residency program
2. Certification by the ABR.
3. Supervisory/administrative experience w/in a radiology service
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:?, light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 1 hour, standing 2 hours, mostly sitting, 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 other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1959757.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.