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Physician (Chief of Radiology)
location icon Denver, CO
Overview
Summary
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?

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WILL HAVE BI-WEEKLY CUT-OFFS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15, 2017

The Chief, Radiology Service is responsible for defining the mission, vision and objectives of the Services in accordance with the National, VISN, and local priorities and objectives, for assuring the timely and appropriate medical care of VA patients within the Service, for planning, developing, clarifying, implementing and managing all procedures and policies appropriate for the Service, for ensuring the proper implementation and documentation of National, state and local regulatory guidelines for the safe handling, use, documentation and disposal of radioactive materials within the Service, for assessing and planning for the present and future technical, equipment and materiel needs of the. Service, for supervising the technical and ancillary staff in their respective duties within the Service, for mentoring Radiology Technology students, and Radiology residents or fellows rotating through the Service monitoring their progress and assessing their appropriate core competencies or School objectives, for providing expert professional and consultation services in Radiology guiding referring clinicians in the associated complexities and proper uses of Radiology diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, for reporting all studies performed within the Service in a timely manner and verbally contacting the responsible clinicians on all potentially significant findings, and for implementing all appropriate quality assurance/improvement measures on an on-going basis.
Duties

Radiologists diagnose and may also treat diseases of human body, using all available imaging modalities:

They examine internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after correlation of imaging findings with other examinations and tests. This may also include treating benign and malignant internal and external pathologies by utilization of interventional devices.
This requires the routine administration of radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or rectally to render pathologies of internal structures and organs visible by imaging modalities.
Complete fulfillment of clinical duties also includes timely reporting of findings, verbal discussions with referring clinicians regarding patient findings, and final verification of proofread dictations.

Academic duties:

Radiologists educate both residents and fellows while performing the above duties in an apprentice-type learning environment.
In addition they also provide for both didactic and case-centric lectures at regular intervals.
Should time allow, they may participate in academic fulfillment missions such as the publishing of peer reviewed publications, case reports, and/or pursue grant submissions.

Supervisory:

Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members.
Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned.
Consults with the supervisor as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters.
His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject.
Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice, including community Social Work standards.

Computer Security:

Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion.
Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail.
Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.

Customer Service:

Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning and implementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively in team meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc.
Collaborates with divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Effectively communicates with and utilizes community agencies to facilitate treatment, discharge planning, and continuity of care.
The employee's relationship with supervisors, co-workers, patients, visitors, and the general public is consistently courteous and cooperative in nature, and overall contributes to the effective operation of the case management program.



Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Functional Statement Title: Physician, Chief of Radiology Service

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$125,000
$400,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/1/2017

Application Close Date
5/1/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

      Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.

      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.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/01/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: EC-17-CRH-2249304

      Radiologists diagnose and may also treat diseases of human body, using all available imaging modalities:

      They examine internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after correlation of imaging findings with other examinations and tests. This may also include treating benign and malignant internal and external pathologies by utilization of interventional devices.
      This requires the routine administration of radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or rectally to render pathologies of internal structures and organs visible by imaging modalities.
      Complete fulfillment of clinical duties also includes timely reporting of findings, verbal discussions with referring clinicians regarding patient findings, and final verification of proofread dictations.

      Academic duties:

      Radiologists educate both residents and fellows while performing the above duties in an apprentice-type learning environment.
      In addition they also provide for both didactic and case-centric lectures at regular intervals.
      Should time allow, they may participate in academic fulfillment missions such as the publishing of peer reviewed publications, case reports, and/or pursue grant submissions.

      Supervisory:

      Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members.
      Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned.
      Consults with the supervisor as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters.
      His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject.
      Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice, including community Social Work standards.

      Computer Security:

      Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion.
      Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
      Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail.
      Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.

      Customer Service:

      Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning and implementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively in team meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc.
      Collaborates with divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
      Effectively communicates with and utilizes community agencies to facilitate treatment, discharge planning, and continuity of care.
      The employee's relationship with supervisors, co-workers, patients, visitors, and the general public is consistently courteous and cooperative in nature, and overall contributes to the effective operation of the case management program.



      Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

      Functional Statement Title: Physician, Chief of Radiology Service

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required