Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: May 9, 2020
This position will be appointed to the Medical Staff of the
Greenville VA Medical Center and assigned to the
Radiology Service. Provides direct patient care in a hospital
setting to adults with acute/chronic medical conditions and serves
as a consultant to other physicians. Should be experienced in
producing and interpreting diagnostic radiologic studies generated
in the submodalities of general radiography, computed tomography,
fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography.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. For
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position is in the Radiology Service at the VA Health Care Center,
Greenville, NC (VAGVL). VAGVL is seeking a General Diagnostic
Radiologist (experience or certification in Neuroradiology
preferred but not required) to interpret a full range of general
diagnostic imaging modality exams to include ultrasound, MRI, CT,
plain film, DEXA and fluoroscopy. Occasional fluoroscopic guided
arthrograms are also required. The incumbent will serve as a Staff
Radiologist and will be responsible for shared oversight of service
protocols, technologists and service practices, interdisciplinary
communication and interaction with Clinical Services to achieve
Best Practice standards and maintain high quality patient care. The
incumbent will facilitate, implement, and maintain process quality
improvement activities and optimize utilization of imaging
resources. The incumbent will also act as the designated Radiology
Lead during times of absence of the Lead Radiologist.
Generic Duties: Radiologists are physicians who have completed an
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
accredited radiology residency program, or an equivalent foreign
program, and who perform and interpret diagnostic imaging or
interventional studies. Radiologists follow the guidelines of the
American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Institute of
Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) regarding the Standard of Practice, and
they are guided by the Appropriateness Criteria developed by ACR.
The physician administers the activities of the Service to
- Acting as consultants to clinical services.
- As licensed independent practitioners, radiologists may change
the ordering physician's request to a more appropriate study, may
expand upon the ordered study or limit it, and may order imaging
studies, taking care to consult the treating physician whenever
possible. Radiologists will act in the patient's interest in
ensuring studies are indicated and safe.
- Documenting their procedures, consultations and healthcare
decisions in the medical record.
- Communicating emergent findings directly to the treating
physician /Service in a timely manner.
- Directing the activities of residents, technologists, and
nurses assisting them.
- Supervising the administration of medications, including
contrast agents, by technologists and/or nurses.
- Participating in quality assurance activities to improve
patient safety, performance, and quality of care.
- Development of, and adherence to, standard procedures and
- Maintaining a safe radiation environment.
- Ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality of patient medical
- Ensuring accurate CPT coding.
- Ensuring compliance with federal statues, VA directives and
polices, and The Joint Commission standards.
- Radiologist to interpret full range of general diagnostic
imaging modality exams to include MRI, CT, Ultrasound, plain film,
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Call and flexible
hours may be needed in performance of duties.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the
completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements
may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until
all requirements are met.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Radiology
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: Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying
(under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye
to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional
stability, mental stability.
Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Greenville , Physician (Radiologist), Healthcare , Greenville, North Carolina
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