Radiation Oncology

Department of Veterans Affairs
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

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Full Time
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The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS consists of the acute care Baltimore facility: the multi building Perry Point campus with acute medicine, mental health, and long-term care; the Loch Raven campus with long term care; and six urban and rural outpatient clinics.

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Top 5 Reasons YOU should choose a career with VA:
1. A premium benefits package
2. A fulfilling and challenging work environment
3. Work where you want to live
4. On-the-job growth and advancement
5. To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve


Radiation Oncologist would provide direct patient care to veterans in their care and coverage for other Radiation Oncologists. Responsibilities include initial outpatient or inpatient evaluation to include flexible laryngoscopy, patient simulation, radiation treatment planning and implementation, patient management during treatment, follow-up care posttreatment, and consultation with other services. Radiation Oncologist would be involved in clinical supervision of radiation therapists, medical physicist, dosimetrist, nurses. The physician will be responsible for participating in tumor boards, chart rounds and administrative activities including radiation safety issues, equipment selection, and physician/ patient scheduling, as assigned by the Radiation Oncology Service Chief.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: The radiation oncologist (RO) must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the associated radiation safety factors included therein. The RO physician must be trained in radiation safety and radiation physics. RO must have knowledge of standards and performance factors in Radiation Oncology. Radiation oncologist will need to have knowledge and performed all of these modalities in the last 2 years on a regular basis: 3D external beam planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic body radiotherapy/stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SBRT/SABR), CT scan planning with IV and oral contrast, 4D CT sim, and be capable of both photon and electron treatment.

Additional Requirement: Must be a Board Certified or Board Eligible Radiation Oncologist. Active participation in ongoing maintenance of certification.  Must have a current Basic Life Support Certificate. (BLS). English Language proficient.

Preferred experience:

  • 5 years post graduate medical education experience.
  • Interpersonal skills, tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Support for equal employment opportunities within the Radiation Oncology Service and VHA

Location: Baltimore VA Medical Center

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; This is not a virtual/remote assignment

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized

Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible

EDRP Authorized: This position may be 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 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. EDRP approval is contingent on this occupation and specialty being deemed "hard-to-recruit-and-retain" at the duty location you are interested in.

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting


More about the area:


Though Downtown encompasses a number of core Baltimore neighborhoods, the Downtown neighborhood is distinctly bound by Franklin Street and Lombard Street to the north and south, respectively, President Street to the east and Paca and Greene Streets to the west. As Baltimore's Central Business District, the area is home to many offices, commercial buildings and restaurants that cater to a heavy lunch crowd. More recently, the neighborhood has seen a number of new apartment developments catering to the urban professional that enjoys living in close proximity to work.

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