The VA Caribbean Healthcare System is recruiting for a full-time radiologist to serve as Chief, Radiology Service. The incumbent will function as the primary advisor to the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director on Radiology programs as well as Radiation Oncology program at the medical center. In this capacity, the Chief is fully accountable and has responsibility for the effective and efficient management / supervision (planning, directing, organizing, and coordinating) of radiology programs and services.
The incumbent will be responsible to performthe following duties to include but not limited to:
* Exercising administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of radiology programs to ensure delivery of quality services.
* Coordinating and integrating both clinical and administrative aspects of the programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of the veteran population.
* Continuously reviewing and evaluating the professional performance of all individuals with clinical privileges.
*Monitors and promotes compliance with VHA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct.
* Assures the quality of certified professional staff being recruited and hired through a credentialing and privileging process that meets VA and Joint Commission requirements.
* Ensuring that there is compliance with all Joint Commission functions and standards that are applicable to radiology programs (assessment of the patient; care of the patient; patient rights/organizational ethics, continuum of care; safety, etc.)
*Assures that all Radiology Service employees are in compliance with regulations pertaining to internal and external professional activities as well as conflict of interest considerations.
*Ensures that appropriate systems are in place to review, analyze, and evaluate patient care activities and that corrective actions are initiated and carried out as needed.
*Monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, Medical Staff Bylaws, VA Caribbean Healthcare System policies, pertinent Joint Commission standards, and other appropriate regulations as they apply.
*Ensures that clinical, education, and research programs that complement the primary mission of patient care are established maintained, and reviewed regularly.
* Participates in the development of long and short term goals in support of VISN VHA mission and goals.
* Participates in allocation of resources throughout Radiology Service and modifies programs to best meet the needs of the Veteran population, including space allocation for patient care, research and education programs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; with on-call duties required; may include weekends and holidays.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Graduated from an ACGME accredited Diagnostic RadiologyResidency Program.
Board certified by The American Board of Radiology.
Knowledge and experience in the management of a clinical service at previous supervisory or chief position.
Familiar with VHA policies and regulations as related to radiology studies and radiation oncology services, and do you have knowledge with the accreditation requirements of Joint Commission, ACR, and other regulatory bodies.
Excellent written and oral skills, possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills to include but not limited to team building, team oversight and facilitation, program/project management, and personnel management.
Selective Placement Factor:
Must be proficient in spoken Spanish language.
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.
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: The position will require walking, standing or sitting for periods of up to 10 to 12 hours each day. In addition, the incumbent will need to bend, lift and turn. Under urgent or emergency situations, the incumbent will need to run, sprint or run up or down stairs. During on call weeks the physician may have to stay up part or all night and thus may experience short term sleep deprivation.
1. Résumé or C.V., required.
NOTE: BLS and ACLS (Selected applicant must have a current BLS AND ACLS Training at time of initial appointment, re-appointment or reassignment).
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
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), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. 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.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1950001.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.