This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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 (Radiology): 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. Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification: (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply. (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.] Preferred Experience: Body Imaging and/or Musculoskeletal Imaging. 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 physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position. ["The Orlando VA Medical Center is seeking a Diagnostic Radiologist with fellowship-training in Body Imaging and/or Musculoskeletal Imaging. The Lake Nona facility is a showcase facility for the VA, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment throughout all departments. It is part of the Lake Nona Medical City area, which also includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Nemours Children's Hospital and a growing commercial and residential presence. Imaging equipment includes new 1.5T and 3T Philips MR scanners; 320- and 640-slice Toshiba CT scanners; Toshiba Aplio ultrasound units; Hologic digital mammography with tomosynthesis; Siemens Biograph mCT 64 PET/CT scanner; and a Philips Allura Xper Interventional suite. The Orlando VAMC is also unique in that it offers GYN robotic procedures including hysterectomies and urogynecologic repair, thus attracting a significant female veteran population. The successful candidate will bring a track record of clinical excellence in Abdominopelvic and/or Musculoskeletal experience to complement our existing staff and grow the breadth and depth of our practice for Veterans in the greater Orlando region. Included in our practice is the full gamut of abdominopelvic and abdominopelvic CTand MR primarily consisting of oncology with an emphasis on pre/post treatment liver malignancies, prostate imaging and female pelvic imaging. We also have a burgeoning practice in multi-parametric 3T prostate MRI. The Orlando VA also offers a full-range in MSK imaging. The successful candidate will help establish procedures and protocols for ordering, image acquisition, quality and safety. They should be comfortable with the spectrum to general radiology work to include barium examinations and simple procedures (NG tube placement, dobbhoff placement, fistulograms, cystograms and joint injections). Our staff is nearly 100% fellowship trained with subspecialty practice in Neuroradiology, Breast Imaging, Abdominopelvic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Radiologists across all subspecialties are expected to participate in General Radiology (consisting of radiography, ultrasound and fluoroscopy); take part in after-hours call based from home; and participate in educational activities including intradepartmental and multidisciplinary conferences (currently in conjunction with the Departments of Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology and Hepatology). VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible (See the 'Additional Information' section for more information) 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with rotating tours of duty as needed. May be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.