We care for Heroes! Veterans depend on us, we depend on professionals like you. Our values unite us, guide our actions/decisions daily. At North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System, this means: It's About the Veterans. You Support a Safety Culture; Commit to Zero Harm; Learn, Inquire and Improve; Embrace a Duty to Speak Up; Have Respect for People; and Ensure Clear Communications. We are committed to a Whole Health System of patient centered care and employee wellness. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology is required. Mammography fellowship is preferred. Neuroradiology fellowship is preferred. 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: Use of fingers, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, hearing (aid permitted). Environment Factors, working closely with others, working with hands in water (frequent hand washing), working around moving objects and vehicles, protracted or irregular hours of work. Drive a motor vehicle. ["SUMMARY: The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville is seeking a well-rounded Diagnostic Radiologist with expertise in Mammography and experience in Neuroradiology. This position seeks to hire a mammographer, however given low mammography volume and the additional needs of the practice, experience with neuroradiology and strong general radiology skills are also required. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center s part of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System which consists of two medical centers, four large multi-specialty outpatient clinics and eight small community-based primary care outpatient clinics. Selectee will serve as a full time Staff Radiologist for Diagnostic Imaging Service. Areas of Expertise: Strong mammography experience with MQSA certification Experience with Neuroradiology General diagnostic radiology skill set including radiography, fluoroscopy, US, CT (including LDCT), and MRI. Duties include, but are not limited to: Interpret the full spectrum of breast imaging studies including screening and diagnostic 2D/3Dmammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI, and perform interventional breast biopsy procedures including ultrasound, stereotactic needle biopsies and wire localizations, and MRI guided biopsy. The Breast Imaging Section uses Hologic mammographic equipment including state of the art 3D tomosynthesis and stereotactic breast biopsy system, and ultrasound equipment. Knowledge and understanding of safety, imaging procedures, and relevant accreditation standards including those of the Joint Commission, the ACR, and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). Clinical experience in all aspects of breast imaging and intervention. In depth experience in neuro and ENT imaging with interpretation of ultrasound, CT, MRI and PET/CT studies of the head and neck region, including work up for oncology, dementia and stroke evaluation Training in neuro-interventional procedures including lumbar puncture, myelograms, and Neuro-ENT biopsies General diagnostic radiology skills including fluoroscopy, body and chest imaging, LDCT screening, and DECT Teaching and supervising residents and fellows Participation in multidisciplinary conferences including tumor boards and teaching conferences for residents Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology is required. Mammography fellowship is preferred. Neuroradiology fellowship is preferred. Additional duties also include consultations with referring clinical services and supervising the administration of medications, including contrast agents, by technologists and/or nurses. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30am - 4:00pm) A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive with a service agreement may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Candidate"]
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