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Diagnostic Imaging Service at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz (Philadelphia) VA Medical Center seeks an additional full-time Radiologist to join the core group of four existing full-time (or near-full time) diagnostic providers. These core radiologists are supported by multiple part-time, fee-based, and contracted physicians.
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The incumbent will interpret diagnostic studies in chest, body, vascular, and musculoskeletal imaging, using multiple modalities that include XR, US, CT, MRI, DXA, and Fluoroscopy. A majority of the incumbent's time is expected to focus on XR/US/CT/MR imaging of primarily the trunk-but also the extremities. There is no requirement for Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, or Nuclear medicine.
The Section maintains (or is actively in the process of upgrading to) state-of-the-art equipment in radiography (4+ fixed DR rooms, 10 DR portables), fluoroscopy (2 rooms), ultrasonography (4 dedicated units), computed tomography (2 scanners), MRI (2 scanners), and DXA (1 unit).
The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC maintains an academic affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Therefore, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the teaching of the next generation of radiologists-primarily through view-box instruction of PGY3 Radiology Residents.
Because the incumbent will become the fifth member of the core group of radiologists that devote all (or nearly-all) of their time to the CMC VAMC (whereas additional interpretive support is provided by part-time, fee, and contracted employees), the incumbent will be expected to become an active participant in the non-clinical responsibilities of the Section. For example, the incumbent will work quite closely with technologists, to develop protocols and to perform technologist education. The incumbent will also be expected to take on an active role in activities of hospital and departmental stewardship-such as participation on tumor boards, committees, and quality improvement initiatives.
Radiologists are assigned to specific modalities, but worklists are cleared collaboratively from 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM. There is currently no call requirement: overnights, weekends, and holidays are covered by a Teleradiology Service.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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0602 Medical Officer
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; 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
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.
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.
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 teh applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.
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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