Physician - Radiologist

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Marion, Illinois
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2022
Ref
2114289
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
The Marion VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for two Radiologists for our Marion, Illinois location. The Radiologist operates independently in the Imaging Service under the general supervision of the Chief of Radiology. The Imaging Service is a busy department which performs a wide range of diagnostic examinations. The selected Radiologist scope of practice includes but is not limited to:
  • Interpretation of general radiology examinations (plain film, CT, US, MRI) as required. This includes examinations of the head, neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis, and extremities.
  • Performance of basic fluoroscopic examinations (such as upper GIs).
  • Protocolling MRI and CT studies as well as aiding medical providers in selecting the appropriate study.
  • Participation in Quality Management activities such as image quality, peer review, and other activities as needed.
  • A tele-service provides coverage after hours, on weekends, and holidays. The radiologists alternate taking call in the event the reading service is unavailable.
The Radiologist for this position will be specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques.

Work Schedule:8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Call and flexible hours may be needed in performance of duties.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required.Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    Requirements
    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
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2021.

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:Prefer Board certified, will consider Board Eligible.

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. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far visions correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.Education
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 month 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. The EDRP Coordinator is Audrey West and can be reached at 618-997-5311, ext. 54093.

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.

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