Body Imaging Faculty Position VA Palo Alto

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Palo Alto, California
Closing date
Jul 15, 2023

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Specialty
Radiology / Imaging
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Stanford University are searching for a full-time radiologist in Body/Abdominal Imaging.

This faculty appointment is open rank in the University Medical Line, the University Tenure Line, or the Clinician Educator Line. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment in the Clinician Educator Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care and clinical teaching appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated exceptional qualities and promise as an outstanding investigator, clinician, and teacher. Candidates should have an MD or MD/PhD degree(s), must be board-certified in diagnostic radiology or equivalent training, have completed a formal fellowship in body imaging or a related sub-specialty, and have shown an outstanding track record of research productivity. Responsibilities of the new faculty will include clinical interpretation of body CT, ultrasound, MRI, and fluoroscopy/plain film exams, education of medical students, residents, and body imaging fellows, as well as a significant research/scholarship commitment. Research can include all aspects of body imaging, including clinical, translational, or basic science, as well as computational science and artificial intelligence. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for this position; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

An affiliation with the world-renowned Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. The Radiology Service at VA Palo Alto is tightly affiliated with the Stanford Radiology residency program, a fully-accredited program with a total of 52 residents. Many of the full-time faculty participate also in a 1-month medical student clerkship, as well.

Please click on the Apply Now link below to submit your curriculum vitae and a candidate statement describing your clinical, teaching, and research activities and interests. The Radiology Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Benefits: 26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment); 13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap); 11 paid Federal holidays/Competitive Salary/Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government/Annual Physician Performance Pay (Up to $15,000 possible)/CME- 1 week paid authorized absence to attend and after 1 year of employment $1,000 per year stipend toward CME if BC/No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Incentives: Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) offers up to $200,000 over 5-years, tax-free and/or Recruitment Incentive with minimum 3-year service obligation.

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $27,000.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

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