Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Nuclear Medicine/Body Imaging Radiologist) - Open Continuous Annoucement in Salt Lake City, Utah

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*THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: All applications will be reviewed every other Friday (Bi-Weekly) beginning on the date that this announcement was posted until the vacancy is filled. The cut-off time is 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and the initial cut-off date is Friday 09/15/2017*

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - 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 care to Veterans?

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

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.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt

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Responsibilities

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is seeking for a permanent full-time Physician (Nuclear Medicine/Body Imaging Radiologist). This position is located in Radiology Service working under the direction of Chief of Radiology at the VA Salt Lake City Medical Center.

The incumbent's main duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides attending physician service for Nuclear Medicine, General Radiology, Body Imaging, and other areas as needed within the Radiology Service, in accordance with existing practices and programs.
  • Provides physician leadership and oversight for Nuclear Medicine programs within Radiology Service, including: i. Oversight of all regulatory, safety, and clinical processes related to use of nuclear materials and equipment. ii. Development and maintenance of policies, procedures, and protocols within Nuclear Medicine, as well as participation in site visits and inspections from institutional and governmental agencies.
  • Provides didactic and clinical education for resident and fellow trainees who rotate through Radiology service, in accordance with institutional training agreements.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Nuclear Medicine Area.
  • Meets NHPP and NRC qualifications as an authorized user.
  • Provides leadership oversight of NHPP, NRC, Joint Commission, and OIG inspections.
  • Administers nuclear agents and drugs as part of the performance and interpretation of nuclear medicine related procedures.
  • Maintains BLS and ACLS certification.
  • Develops protocols, policies, and procedures for Nuclear Medicine clinical studies.
  • Provides Nuclear Medicine scan interpretation and report generation, including all aspects of general Nuclear Medicine, as well as PET/CT and SPECT/CT examinations.
  • Provides radionuclide therapy services for I-131 and other therapeutic agents for which the institution is licensed, including planning, administration, and follow-up of patient care.
  • Supervises and interprets diagnostic examinations within Radiology including General Radiology; Fluoroscopy; CT and MRI of the chest, body, and extremities; Ultrasound of the internal organs, thyroid, scrotum, and other body parts.
  • Performs and interprets minor imaging guided procedures include including joint aspiration and injection, thoracentesis, and paracentesis.
  • Participates in Quality Management activities such as peer reviews, image quality, equipment reviews and other activities as required.
  • Participate in institutional committees and boards as required.
  • Supervise Residents and Fellows in daily clinical work, and ensure accurate and timely reporting of studies. Provide trainee evaluations in accordance with institutional training agreements.
  • Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm. Rotating schedule and on-call may be required. Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (Nuclear Medicine Physician/Body Imaging Radiologist) FS#50130O Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

00

Who May Apply
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United States citizens

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  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.

Physical Requirements:Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. he physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting, prolonged standing and sitting, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching (overhead, extensive/repetitive), repetitive motion, and stooping. The mental/sensory requirements include recall, reasoning, problem-solving, hearing, speaking clearly, writing legibly, reading, and logical thinking. The environment's pace can vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be an occasional need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness, and hazardous materials.

Qualifications

**Basic Requirements:

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.** (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.

c. Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

d. Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, 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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

e. Physical Requirements. See outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • Actively practicing as Nuclear Medicine Radiologist or in a physician training program within the last 5 years.
  • Completion of additional fellowship training in abdominal imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, or musculoskeletal imaging, at a fellowship program that is affiliated with an accredited residency program.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

References:VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the application questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/27/2017 to receive consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click on this link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10044260 1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Sokhan York
Phone

(801) 584-1284

Email

Sokhan.York@va.gov

Address

VA SALT LAKE CITY HCS 500 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478333800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/31/2017 to 11/27/2017

Salary: $101,967 to $348,000 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 00

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent