The role of this position is to provide patient care approximately 50% of the time and administrative duties approximately 50 % of the time.
Accountable to the Center Director or his designee for all professional and administrative activities within Radiology Service including selection, orientation, continuing education of staff, the coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intradepartmental services, the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provisions of services, recommendations for a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care/service, recommendations for space and other resources needed by the service into the primary functions of the organization.
Responsible for the quality of patient care rendered by members of the service including access, efficiency, effectiveness, and appropriateness of care and treatment of patients served by the service.
Responsible for the continuous maintenance, assessment, and improvement of the quality of care and services provided. This includes the development of a written QA plan, including Performance Assessment and Improvement, appropriateness of examinations, policies relating to radiation safety, radiation safety training for non-radiation workers, maintenance of the service's clinical equipment, risk management, infection control, and utilization review as reported by committees tasked with these functions and/or direct evaluation of the Service Chief.
Responsible for relaying to the Professional Standards Board recommendations concerning classification, appointment, and delineation of clinical privileges for all staff and others requesting privileges in Radiology Service after development and approval of such criteria by the service members.
Maintain continuing surveillance of the professional performance of staff members with clinical privileges in Radiology Service, and report thereon to the Professional Standards Board, when required or indicated, this assuring that individuals with clinical privileges competently provide service within the scope of the privileges granted.
Responsible for the determination of the qualifications and competence of service personnel who provide patient care services. This will include the assessment of collected performance data to ensure the continuing competence of these individuals.
Responsible for the management of imaging equipment needs and upgrades to ensure the continued provision of state-of-the-art imaging services.
Responsible for assessing and recommending to center management off-site sources of needed patient care services not provided by the service or VA Maine Healthcare System.
Chair service meetings and be responsible for advising staff members of the recommendations and implications of Clinical Executive Board, Clinical Service Chiefs and Resource Board actions as they concern the service and Medical Center.
Responsible for the teaching and education programs of the Radiology Service.
Assist the Chief of Staff in the enforcement of the policies of the Medical Center Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the staff.
Responsible for, and assist in the preparation of, reports pertaining to Radiology Service as required by VA regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Agency, VA Physics Group, Joint Commission, Station Policy, and Clinical Executive Board recommendations.
Serve on Medical Center committees and task forces, both standing and ad hoc, as appropriate.
Provide age-specific care, as identified in the Age-Specific Competencies, including knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric age groups; maintain the ability to assess and interpret data about the patient's status; and maintain the ability to identify age-specific needs and provide the appropriate care based upon the age related factors noted.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00 pm; Occasional call, nights, weekends or holidays.
Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Qualification Standard for Physician, VM-0602 as set forth in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 dated April 15, 2002. Directives and Policies
1. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.).
2. Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Visit the AAMC Medical Schools website, https://www.aamc.org/about/medicalschools/ for more information.
2. a. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. 2. b. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. 2. c. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
3. Licensure and Registration: 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. 3. a. Impaired Licensure: A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14.
4. 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).
5. Physical Qualifications - This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. However, reasonable accomodations can be made and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 1994355.
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.