The service is seeking for a skilled, qualified and knowledge of Diagnostic Radiology Generalist position with a a specialty in either MSK, Body, or Thoracic imaging. for our Diagnostic Imaging department in Richmond, Virginia. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 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. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted. ["Diagnostic Radiologist Physicians are assigned to Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service and are responsible for providing appropriate diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine care to patients. The Richmond VA Medical Center, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a level 1a 349-bed facility offering primary, secondary, and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, intermediate care, acute and sustaining spinal cord injury, skilled nursing home care, and palliative care. The medical center has four community-based outpatient clinics located in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Emporia and Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and a strong and mutually beneficial affiliation with the Medical College of Virginia. Residency programs exist in virtually all general and specialty areas of medicine, rehabilitation, surgery, psychiatry, and dentistry. The medical center has an active cardiac transplantation program. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The responsibility of the physician includes but is not limited to: Act as imaging and interventional consultant to clinical services. Review all service, facility, VISN and VHA policies, procedures and guidelines in the shared drive. Document their procedures, consultations and healthcare decisions in the medical record. Communicate emergent findings directly to the treating physician/service in a timely manner. Direct the activities of residents, AMSAs, technologists, and nurses assisting them. Supervise the administration of medications, including contrast agents, by technologists and/or nurses. Participate in quality assurance activities to improve patient safety, performance, and quality of care. Participate in clinical research. Development of, and adherence to, standard procedures and protocols. Maintain, direct, and encourage radiation and MRI safety practices. Ensure patient privacy and confidentiality of patient medical information; ensure accurate CPT coding. Ensure compliance with federal statues, Veterans Affairs directives and polices, and The Joint Commission standards. Maintain proper and clear communications with all medical facility staff. Inform Consent and a pre-procedure note should be placed in the electronic medical record (CPRS) before the procedure is started. Responsible to enter a pathology request when a specimen is obtained. Prompt medical record documentation in the electronic medical record (CPRS), which includes, but is not limited to co-signing notes where this service provider has been made cosigner, signing one's own notes, co-signing resident notes. Enter the Medication orders in the electronic medical record (CPRS) when administered during the procedure, at their direction. Check alerts, which includes but is not limited to laboratory or pathology result alerts, promptly and make sure to take appropriate actions addressing those alerts. Medicine reconciliation will be completed whenever medications are changed, started or stopped (i.e. typically done before or after CT /US/ IR procedures). Ensure proper orientation and teaching is always provided to the residents, especially when they are assisting during interventional cases. This teaching and guidance should be based on the resident's experience and skill set. Ensure all medical record documentation and protocolling by the residents is done appropriately.. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM."]
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