This postition is appointed in the Diagnostic Imaging Service of VAPSHCS, Seattle Division. The Successful candidate will be an independentlicensed practitioner holding afull unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgeryin any state. Prefered candidates will be board certified in the specialty of neuroradiology.The position reports directly to the Chief of Radiology Section with the overall supervision by Director, Diagnostic Imaging Service and will function as an equal member within the larger team of staff radiologists. .
Duties include but may not be limited to the following:
- Provides direct patient care in a hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians
- Serves as the subject matter expert in the interpretation and reporting of neuroradiological imaging exams
- Perform invasive neuroradiological procedures, supervise and interact with residents and trainees
- Attend and conduct work and teaching neuroradiological conferences
- Required to make immediate decisions and employ multi-disciplinary evidence-based practices
- Perform a full range of radiographic procedures/studies as authorized by delineated clinical privileges to include but not limited to, conventional x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT.
- Responsible for timely interpretation and communication of the imaging results (including entry into digital medical record and verbal notification of critical findings)
- Provide consultation services, comparative reports and participate in clinical conferences/committees as requested by referring physicians
- Responsible for overall safety of imaging patients, including oversight of contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions.
- Applicant must be proficient in interpretation of CT and MRI examinations of the head, neck, spine perform limited invasive procedures such as lumbar punctures, myelograms, and biopsies
Work Schedule: Varies based on clinical needs, approximately 20 hours per week (40 hours per pay period)
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Neuro Radiologist)
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
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.
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. 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.
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).
- Board Certified in the practice of radiology by the American Board of Radiology with a minimum of one year fellowship in Neuro Radiology
- BLS and ACLS certified
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: ?,The position will require walking, standing, or sitting for periods of up to or beyond 10 to 12 hours each day. The position will require prolonged periods of sitting in a dimly lit room, interpreting radiologic studies from images presented on a series of computer monitors. The position requires the prolonged use of a hand operated computer mouse and dicatation handset as well as frequent interaction with a computer keyboard. In addition, the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. Under urgent or emergency situations, the incumbent will need to run to a designated area within the Service.
All applicants are required to submit the following:
- VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors
- Transcripts - This occupation has a positive education requirement. Transcripts will assist in determining your qualifications for the position.
- Current Federal Employees: Latest SF-50 (MUST submit a copy of latest of SF-50 which indicates Title, Occupational Series, Grade, Step, Salary, etc. of the position you currently hold.
- Veterans: a member 4 copy of your DD 214 which shows the characterization of service under which you were separated.
- Disabled Veterans should also submit an SF 15 and VA disability letter/documentation provided by the department of Veteran's Affairs verifying your service connected disability.
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1931550.
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.