Physician (Regular Ft) - ACOS Radiology

Department of Veterans Affairs
Orlando, Florida
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Radiology Services functions as a member of the leadership team serving as principal assistant to the Chief of Staff in diagnostic imaging studies, imaging procedures to include clinical, administrative, and performance matters. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Staff and be located at the Lake Nona campus in Orlando, Florida. The ACOS for Radiology Services will chair and serve on various committees, workgroups, and task forces at the facility and/or VISN level.

The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal skills, be creative, flexible and adaptable, to successfully coordinate and integrate programs into a continuous comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of Veterans. In carrying out these duties, the ACOS for radiology Services will be required to travel between the main campus and the outlying sites of care, where radiology Services are provided.

The ACOS for Radiology Services is responsible for assisting the Chief of Staff in ensuring that quality, safe, timely care is delivered to over 120,000+ enrolled Veterans that reside in the service area. The ACOS for Radiology Services is responsible for:
* Providing clinical and administrative leadership for the department of radiology to ensure achievement of clinical, research and education goals and associated performance measures.
* Participating in decision and policy design that impacts radiology through collaboration with medical center administration, other service chiefs and interdepartmental supervisors.
* Directing radiology programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals.
* Ensuring medical staff compliance with regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, and joint commission standards.
* Working in conjunction with the radiation safety officer in implementing radiation safety measures to ensure safety of patients and staff and compliance with regulatory requirements.
* Developing and monitoring quality improvement measures for process improvement and for ensuring appropriate clinical workload for staff and appropriate utilization of resources.
* Conducting cost/benefit analyses regarding new services, equipment and program expansions; providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's imaging mission and goals.
* Fostering programs within the department of radiology that facilitate education of students and residents and developing and maintaining good working relationships with all affiliated medical schools and training programs.
* The incumbent may also be required to provide direct patient care as needed within their clinical area of expertise.
The ACOS for Radiology Services will take an active role in the journey of becoming a high reliability organization. As an integral member of the leadership team, the ACOS for Radiology Services will be committed to a goal of zero harm, a fully functioning culture of safety throughout the organization, and the widespread deployment of highly effective process improvements tools.

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 eligible 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:7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status Yes
Promotion Potential None*
Job family (Series) 0602 Medical Officer

Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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

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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, use of telephone/computers, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activity.

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: 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:

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