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Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be Authorized.
This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. This position is announced until filled. Candidates may be referred upon application or as requested.
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is looking for a Nuclear Medicine Physician who interprets Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT examinations per privileges granted by the Chief of Imaging and the Professional Standards Board.
Board certification in Nuclear Medicine is preferred. Subspecialty fellowship training within the past 10 years is desirable. Experience in interpreting PET/CT and general Nuclear Medicine examinations is desirable. McKesson PACS and voice recognition transcription capabilities link a large outpatient clinic in Austin, a large veteran's psychiatric hospital in Waco, and four outlying community-based outpatient clinics with the main medical center in Temple. The Imaging Service performs approximately 125,000 exams per year and utilizes four 1.5 T MRI units, five multi-detector CT scanners, eight diagnostic ultrasound machines, and two digital mammography units. A Nuclear Medicine section is integrated into the service at the Temple facility. Primary after-hours on-call exam interpretations are handled by a robust and reliable teleradiology service
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Practicing general radiology and clinical nuclear medicine and effectively serving as a team member of the Central Texas Imaging Service
Provides written reports within 48 hours of the examination
Interprets routine Nuclear Medicine studies such as BoneScan, HIDA, MUGA, Thyroid
The candidate will have clinical experience including fellowship training in the area of PET/CT, cardiac, endocrine, oncology and molecular nuclear medicine imaging
Interprets SPECT examinations, including myocardial stress tests
Participate in monthly Tumor Board as the representative for Nuclear Medicine/Radiology
Participates in Quality Management activities such as film quality, clerical checks, peer review and other activities as required
Will maintain ongoing CME and CPE training as required by licensure, credentialing and VA mandates
Other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 to 4:30 with rotating call or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours and weekends.
NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary
.Financial Disclosure: Not Required
This is a Bargaining Unit Position.
IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.
CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
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Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants 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 certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Completed a Nuclear Medicine ACGME approved fellowship
Experience with Nuc Med/PET/CT
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: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Light Lifting, under 15 lbs; Use of fingers; New vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); standing 4-6 hours; walking 4-6 hours.
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 further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.
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.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (Schedule A)
Disability Letter (VA)
10-2850 "Applications for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors"
Copy of ECFMG Certificate
Proof of Enrollment
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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This job is open to
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Current, Permanent Central Texas Veteran Health Care System (CTVHCS) Employees ; Current, Permanent VA Employees Nation Wide; Current, Permanent Federal Employees; U.S. Citizens (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).