Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Regular Ft) - Interventional Radiologist in Iowa City, Iowa
Summary The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for a full time Interventional Radiologist in the Imaging Service Line located at the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. This is an open and continuous announcement. Applications will be reviewed and referred every two weeks until a selection is made or the closing date of the announcement, whichever occurs first. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Offered to Highly Qualified Candidate Responsibilities Reviewing imaging requests ensuring proper protocoling of CT, MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine exams/procedures. Timely interpretations of radiology procedures and examinations. Provide, perform, and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic angiographic and vascular procedures: CT and U/S guided biopsied, pulmonary angiography, angioplasty and angiographic stenting: paracentesis, thoracentesis, biliary procedure including percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, percutaneous biliary stent insertion (and stone extraction through T-tube tracts), percutaneous nephrostomy and ureteral stent insertion; gastrostomy gastrojejunostomy and balloon dilation of enteric strictures, etc.; Chemoembolization, TIPS procedures, RF ablations, various tube and drain placements. Accurate documentation of procedures with the EHR as required by medical by-laws. Participation in training of medical students, residents and other allied trainees. Evaluations from Residents. Maintaining personal dosimetry. Ordering, approving, 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 contract agents. Interpretation and reporting of procedures. Preliminary reports and communication of urgent results. Protocol and procedure manuals for each modality. Follow MRI safety policy. Resident supervision policy, delineating levels of supervision. Radiation safety procedures, including safe use of fluoroscopy and the reporting and documentation of excessive patient exposures. Monitoring the productivity of imaging physicians to ensure the average workload of the service meets VHA defined benchmarks and the developing corrective plans if it odes not. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, On-call required Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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: Board Certified Interventional Radiologist. One-year Fellowship Training in Interventional Radiology is preferred, however, extensive clinical experience will be considered. 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.