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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.
Education: 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. 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. OR (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. Licensure: 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: 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. English Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical Requirements: Outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Experience using the Picture Archive System (PACs) and voice recognition dictation systems. Must be qualified to perform chest (thoracic) studies, CT, MRI, CT/MR Angiography, Neuroradiology, bone studies, ultrasound, plain images, and/or abdominal studies (abdominal plain imaging, (CT, MRI body, G/U i.e. IVP's, and GI i.e. upper and lower GI studies and barium enemas) in accordance with VA policies and procedures. VA policies and procedures must be strictly adhered to. Will need to rotate on weekends and holidays to provide interpretation and verification of reports. Timeliness Guidelines: Routine studies will be performed within 7 days of order, unless different time is stated. Urgent studies will be performed within 12 hours but no longer than 24 hours of order unless otherwise mutually agreed upon with attending physician. Stat studies will be performed within 2 hours of order unless otherwise mutually agreed upon with attending physician. Invasive exams will be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, except for emergencies. Attending radiologist will be present, when required, within 15 minutes of scheduled procedure start time to prevent throughput delays and patient dissatisfaction. Documentation Requirements: Documentation of patient care must acceptable. Must reflect that VA resident supervision requirements have been met according to VHA Directive. Must meet third party billing requirements as governed by guidelines. Resident / Fellow Supervision Requirements: Initial exam supervision and interpretation may be accomplished by a senior resident or fellow, but a board-certified attending radiologist will have supervisory responsibility for any procedures and interpretive accuracy. Invasive exams require the presence of the attending radiologist in the room in which the exam is accomplished. Non-invasive exams with contrast injection may be accomplished or supervised by the resident or fellow with the attending's knowledge and permission. Such knowledge and permission will be documented in the medical record. Contract or VA attending personnel with appropriate credentials and privileges must be available at all times for radiology resident supervision, in accordance with VHA Directive. Performance: Compliance will be met at all performance measure levels. Currently these include turnaround times, wait times, and critical test/result reporting. Compliance with Physician Productivity measure will be at the established level which is currently 1,250 RVU / quarter. 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. Must be able to physically respond when needed by prompt appearance at required location.
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