The Radiation Oncology physician is a member of the professional staff within the Radiation Oncology Service at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton VAMC is a tertiary care facility that provides services not only to the Dayton campus, but also to several Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and other VA facilities. 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. Additional Requirement: Must be a Board Certified or Board Eligible Radiation Oncologist. Preferred Experience: Active participation in ongoing maintenance of certification. Must have a current Basic Life Support Certificate. (BLS). English Language proficient. Interpersonal skills, tact, patience, and courtesy. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Support for equal employment opportunities within the Radiation Oncology Service and VHA 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: Environment is mostly sedentary with some light lifting. Lighting is mostly dim for image interpretations. Performance/supervision of treatment planning CT scans. Opportunity does require frequent standing, and rapid movement in case of patient emergency. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized. 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 Radiation Oncologist would provide direct patient care to veterans on their care and coverage for other Radiation Oncologist. Responsibilities include initial outpatient evaluation, patient simulation radiation treatment planning and implementation, patient management during treatment, follow-up care posttreatment, and consultation with other services. Radiation Oncologist would be involved in clinical supervision of radiation therapists, medical physicist, dosimetrist, assigned nursing staff and PAs on the Radiation Oncology staff. The physician will be responsible for participating in administrative activities, including radiation safety issues, equipment selection, and physician / patient scheduling, as assigned by the Radiation Oncology Section Chief or the TDI Service Chief. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: The RO must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the associated radiation safety factors included therein. The RO physician must be trained in radiation safety and radiation physics. RO must have knowledge of standards and performance factors in Radiation Oncology. Radiation oncologist will need to have knowledge and performed all of these modalities in the last 2 years on a regular basis; 3D external beam planning, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, CT scan planning, use of Electron Portal Imaging Device, use of Onboard Imaging device, and be capable of both photon and electron treatment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.