Physician - Interventional Radiologist

Department of Veterans Affairs
Columbia, South Carolina
Jul 13, 2021
Jul 13, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center is seeking to fill an Interventional Radiologist position.
The duties include but are not limited to: providing interpretive and patient care services within the scope of general/interventional radiology and will have responsibilities in other areas such as education and committee service. Also providing direct patient care in a hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and you will serve as a consultant to other physicians.

Other duties include:
* performing vascular and non-vascular interventions and diagnostic interventional exams diagnostic and therapeutic angiography and venography, percutaneous biopsy, central venous access procedures, genitourinary procedures) develop and implement interventional oncology exams , including interventional oncology (TACE, Y90, RFA, biopsies), peripheral vascular disease (thrombolysis, PTA, stenting), pain management (facet injections, kyphoplsty,), and chronic liver disease (TIPS);
* performing a full range of radiographic procedures/studies as authorized by delineated clinical privileges including, but not limited to, conventional x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, and CT;
* performing fluoroscopic procedures/special procedures according to established protocols;
* timely interpretation and communication of imaging results (including entry into digital medical record and verbal notification of critical findings);
* providing consultation services, comparative reports, and participating in clinical conferences/committees as requested by referring physicians;
* providing for the overall safety of imaging patients, including oversight of contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions;
* participating in quality control/quality management (including department and hospital level peer reviews)- reviews IR consults including utilization management, ensuring appropriate pre- and post-procedural workups, and technical oversight for technologists;
* - provides oversight for overall safety of patients including establishing protocols, contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions, timely interpretation and communication of imaging results, and notifications of critical findings;
* - participates in additional research and administrative duties as assigned by the Imaging Service Chief;
* - performs myelograms, arthrograms Lumbar Punctures, and CT guided and/or ultrasound guided and/or fluoroscopy guided biopsies;
* - provides on call coverage for emergency General and/or Interventional Radiology procedures as assigned;
* - provides oversight of inventory management in Interventional Radiology.
* General Radiology coverage when time permits during the day and on call
Work Schedule: An 8 hour tour between the hours of 0600 and 1800, primarily Monday-Friday. Some occasions may require work outside of this core schedule as this is a 24/7 hospital facility. Physician will rotate on General and/or Interventional Radiology Call. Subject to change based on agency needs.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Recruitment/relocation incentive: Approved.
Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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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
* Incumbent will be required to maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications.
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 eligible or Board certified. CAQ certification required. Two or more years experience as an attending physician.

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:Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

EDRP:This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Sheri Hanna at 803-776-4000 x 6735 for more details.

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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