This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Preferences ~ Competence in cost of quality (COQ) Interventional Radiology Preferred. 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: Functional Requirements - Use of fingers, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, ability to distinguish basic colors and ability to distinguish shades of colors. Environmental Factors - Protracted or irregular hours of work. ["This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 29, 2023, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Mary Lassiter, EDRP coordinator, at Mary.Lassister@va.gov for questions/assistance. 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 Major Duties / Responsibilities -Performs full gamut of interventional radiology ancillary support cases to include but not limited to: venous access, pleural, abdominal, and extremity drainages, biopsies- all organ systems, abscess drainage and management, percutaneous nephrostomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, cholangiography and biliary drainage, stone/tumor intervention, pre-operative evaluation and management of patients requiring tumor devascularization prior to surgery. -Evaluation and Management patients with vascular occlusive disease, including diagnostic carotid and cerebral angiography to include but not limited to: clinical and pharmacologic management, diagnostic peripheral angiography, angioplasty and stent placement for occlusive vascular disease, and complex limb salvage. -Evaluation and management of patients with chronic pain to include but not limited to: spinal blocks, epidural steroid injections, nerve root block, autonomic nervous system blocks, Angiographic/embolic treatment for chronic joint pain. -Evaluation and management of patients with solid organ malignancy to include but not limited to: Primary and secondary hepatic malignancy, ablative, catheter directed and ancillary therapies, renal cancer- ablative and catheter directed therapies, lung cancer. -Other diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures as determined by demand for services and or local expertise to include but not limited to: IR evaluation and management of patients with uterine fibroids, IR evaluation and management of patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy, IR evaluation and management of patients with pulmonary embolism, IR evaluation and management of patients with acute/chronic venous occlusive disease, and IR evaluation and management of patients with vascular malformations. -Supervises and educates Residents -Attends Multi-Disciplinary Conferences -All other duties assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; on-call responsibility one week every 7th to 8th week."]
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