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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Regular FT) (Diagnostic Radiologist) in Iowa City, Iowa

Summary

The Iowa City VA Health Care System is seeking a full-time, permanent Diagnostic Radiologist in the Imaging Service Line. This position is located at the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Responsibilities

The Radiologist administers the activities of the service to include: Planning for the provision of care, including adequate personnel, diagnostic equipment, and supplies to ensure availability of those procedures which are appropriate to the needs of the facility; Providing a timely and quality product; Adherence to, standard procedures and protocols; Monitoring of activities which improve patient safety, performance, and quality; Ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality of patient medical information. Responsibilities include: Reviewing imaging requests ensuring proper protocoling of CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine exams/procedures. Timely interpretations of radiology procedures and examinations. Accurate documentation of procedures with the EHR as required by medical by-laws. Participation in training of medical students, residents and other allied trainees. Ordering, approval and scheduling of studies, listing those study orders requiring prior approval by a Radiologist; Informed consent, including protocols for screening patients who require signature consent; Injection of intravenous contrast agents; Interpretation and reporting of procedures; Preliminary reports and communication of urgent results; Follow protocol and procedure manuals for each modality; Follow MRI safety policy; Follow radiation safety procedures, including safe use of fluoroscopy and the reporting and documentation fo excessive patient exposures. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, on call required

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Completion of 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: American Board of Radiology (Eligible or Certified) 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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