Interventional Radiologist - Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
The Department of Radiology at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center invites you to consider joining the team as a full-time Interventional Radiologist. You should be board certified/board eligible by the American Board of Radiology and have a minimum of a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and, you must have training and experience in performing vascular and non-vascular interventional and therapeutic procedures. The department is staffed and equipped to perform the full spectrum of Vascular and Interventional Radiology procedures as well as a wide variety of image-guided biopsies and drainage procedures. Current experience, up-to-date procedure skills, as well as excellent clinical and interpersonal skills are required, and you must have or obtain BLS/ACLS certification. Teaching of medical students and residents is an integral part of the position.
You will provide patient care in the hospital setting to inpatients and outpatients and should be comfortable interpreting and administering treatment as follows: diagnostic angiography/venography, angioplasty/venoplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolization, ablation, drainages, portal, biliary and urinary procedures, and biopsies. The candidate must show expertise in radiation safety, radiation physics, the biological effects of radiation and injury prevention.
You should be comfortable with a fully integrated PAC system and voice recognition system. You will be highly visible and accessible to patients and referring physicians. The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center is an affiliate with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, so you should be academically oriented, and you will have the opportunity to participate in education, clinical research, and multidisciplinary patient care and, also assume a faculty position with the department of Radiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Oklahoma City, with a population of more than 500,000 people, has reinvented itself with ongoing revitalization projects (such as the Bricktown entertainment district) that have transformed it into the state's most vibrant and exciting destination. Despite its push to modernize, its frontier heritage remains evident in attractions such as the must-see National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma History Center, and annual events such as Red Earth, the largest Native American festival in the world.
The 46th state in the Union has much beauty to behold, with 200 man-made lakes, four stunning mountain ranges (Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas, and Ozarks), nearly a quarter of the state covered in forest, and an average temperature of 60°F. However, if pop culture is more your style than nature hikes, there are also more diner-laden drivable miles of Route 66 here than any other state (over 320 of 'em). Like Rodgers and Hammerstein's love song to the state says, Oklahoma's definitely OK!
If you’re interested in learning more about this position, email a full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be handled confidentially.
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2019, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
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About Oklahoma City VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.