Physician (Assistant Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Radiology)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Internal Number: 636789900
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) is actively seeking a well-qualified physician with innovative leadership skills and good interpersonal skills to join our institution as Assistant Chief of Diagnostic Imaging Service. The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System consists of two medical centers, three large multi-specialty outpatient clinics and eight small community-based primary care outpatient clinics. 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. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle. ["The Assistant Chief of Radiology Service (ACORS) has both clinical and administrative roles and shares the responsibility for the overall operation, management, planning, organization, direction, and control of all programs within the department with the Chief of Radiology Service and works under the direction of the Chief of Radiology Service. The Radiologist will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical care by performing clinical duties to include, but not limited to the below responsibilities: Strong diagnostic radiology skill set including radiography, fluoroscopy, US, CT (including LDCT), and MRI Fellowship preferred but not required provided sufficient practice experience. Supervising the administration of medications, including contrast agents, by technologists and/or nurses. Radiologist consults with referring physicians, and participation in interdisciplinary conferences. Covers multiple imaging locations across North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Healthcare System to include Lake City and Gainesville VA Medical Centers Preferred Experience: Must be board-eligible or board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Prior administrative experience. Fellowship training in an Imaging field is preferred. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Work Schedule: 08:00 am - 4:30 pm - Monday - Friday A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.