Physician (Radiologist -Deputy Chief of Radiology)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Orlando, Florida
Internal Number: 659159300
The Orlando VA Medical Center is seeking a board-eligible/board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist to serve as the Deputy Chief of Radiology. The Deputy Chief of Radiology shares the responsibility for the overall operation, management, planning, organization, direction, and control of all programs within the department with the Chief of Radiology and works under the direction of the Chief of Radiology. This position has both clinical and administrative roles. 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. Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification: (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply. (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.] 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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 LBS); light carrying (15 LBS and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone. ["The successful candidate will join our expanding group of radiologists at the Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona. As one of the busiest clinics in the nation, our outpatient service performs over 100,000 examinations each year. The Department consists of the Lake Nona facility with three additional outpatient sites at Baldwin Park in Orlando; Viera and Daytona Beach. The Lake Nona facility is a showcase facility for the VA, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment throughout all departments. It is part of the Lake Nona Medical City area, which also includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Nemours Children's Hospital and a growing commercial and residential presence Imaging equipment includes:\n-1.5T and 3T Philips MR Scanners\n-320- and 640-slice Toshiba CT Scanners\n-Toshiba Aplio Ultrasound Units\n-Hologic Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis\n-Siemens Biograph mCT 64 PET/CT Scanner\n-Philips Allura Xper Interventional Radiology Suite The Orlando VAMC is also unique in that it offers GYN robotic procedures including hysterectomies and urogynecologic repair, thus attracting a significant female veteran population. VA Orlando Radiologists are nearly 100% fellowship trained with subspecialty practice in Neuroradiology, Breast Imaging, Abdominopelvic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. The successful candidate will bring a track record of clinical and administrative excellence in Diagnostic Imaging Services to complement our existing staff and grow the breadth and depth of our practice for Veterans in the greater Orlando region. Duties Include but are not limited to: The Deputy Chief of Radiology will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical care by performing clinical duties to include, but not limited to, the following responsibilities: Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (including LDCT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Radiologist consults with referring physicians, and participation in interdisciplinary conferences. The Deputy Chief of Radiology will be responsible for providing input into administrative functions to such as Budget and fiscal management- effectively reviews Radiology expenditures so that future budget projections are accurate, and areas of potential cost containment are identified Human resource management to include evaluation of Radiology Service workload, work distribution and staffing patterns to effect needed changes to maintain the quality and productivity of the service Strategic planning initiatives to support other services or to further grow the radiology service as new modalities become available The position covers multiple imaging locations across central Florida to include the Lake Nona Medical Center and the Lake Baldwin, Viera and Daytona outpatient clinics. Preferred Experience: Board-eligible or board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Prior administrative experience. Fellowship training in an imaging specialty is preferred VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Available\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Available\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Available\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible (See the 'Additional Information' section for more information)\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Tentatively 8:00am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday)"]
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.