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Job Title:PHYSICIAN (CHIEF OF RADIOLOGY)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:ORL-13-MGM-870036

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Monday, June 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VM-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Orlando, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Naturalized US Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 870036

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

Officially established in October 2006 the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families in the area. The Orlando VAMC system includes a 120-bed NHCU, a 60-bed Domiciliary, and a large, comprehensive satellite outpatient clinic and CBOC systems that includes facilities in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Lake Nona, Clermont, Orange City and Kissimmee. Clinic activities will transfer to Orlando's first – and the nation's largest - VA hospital in late 2013. Located in the Medical City at Lake Nona, the new VA hospital will provide state-of-the-art inpatient and day clinic capabilities to benefit more than 90,000 Veteran enrollees throughout its six neighboring counties. With the new hospital the Orlando VA's acute care, complex specialty care, and advanced diagnostic services will be available and consolidated for enrolled Veterans for the first time. The Orlando VAMC is located in East-Central Florida, a family-oriented area with many local entertainment attractions, outdoor activities, beautifully landscaped communities, and some of the best primary schools, colleges and universities in the state. Florida is recognized for its warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches, abundant housing options, and no state income tax. The Orlando VAMC is associated with the University of Central Florida and other local community colleges, with active affiliations in allied health programs such as Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical/Occupational Therapy. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.

 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.

APPLICANTS, PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JUNE 3, 2013. HOWEVER, THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE FOR ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES WILL BE APRIL 25, 2013, WITH SUBSEQUENT CUT-OFF DATES EVERY 7 DAYS UNTIL FILLED. ONCE SELECTIONS ARE MADE, THIS ANNOUCEMENT CAN BE CLOSED WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

DUTIES:

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We are seeking a board certified Radiologist for the position of Chief of the combined Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service with oversight of diagnostic imaging services for the new hospital and three separate outpatient clinics, each with Radiology equipment and staff. The Radiology Chief will serve as the clinical-administrative leader for diagnostic imaging services for the Orlando VA Medical Center and its affiliated clinics, reporting directly to the facility Chief of Staff. The Radiology Chief will support and supervise a team of Technologists and Medical support staff engaged in the provision of imaging exams and procedures to include; Ultrasound, Radiography, MRI, CT, Mammography, DEXA, Fluoroscopy , Interventional procedures and Nuclear Medicine exams and treatments. Administrative responsibilities of the Service Chief include; developing policies and procedures, daily direction of the administrative and clinical operations of the Radiology Service, meeting productivity and quality goals, strategic planning and managing work and leave schedules for the Radiologists/Nuclear Medicine physicians. The Radiology Chief will supervise the daily activities and coordinate coverage for the Radiology Department. The Chief works on a daily basis with a Radiology administrator AO (Administrative Officer) and the Chief Technologist to meet the imaging needs of patients. The Chief serves as the direct supervisor for the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine physicians and for the Chief Technologist and Radiology AO and is the approving Service official for Human Resource management matters. To assure the success of the incoming Chief, the facility is implementing a leadership succession plan with the current Radiology Chief transitioning to the role of ‘assistant Chief for new facility activation' and ongoing support for the incoming Chief. Other duties of the Chief include:

  • Service on medical center committees, achieving goals assigned by the Chief of Staff and /or Facility Director, working with chiefs of other services to optimize medical center operations.
  • The Radiology Chief is expected to perform clinical duties (image review and reports) approximately 50% of the time and administrative duties approximately 50% of the time.
  • The Chief will provide leadership to ensure achievement of the clinical, research and education goals as well as applicable performance measures.
  • The Service Chief will provide administrative and clinical oversight of a comprehensive imaging program that provides patient care to both inpatients and outpatients.
  • The Service Chief is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff of the facility for program administration and overall compliance with VHA policies and procedures.
  • The Chief is accountable for the assessing and advising facility leadership about the imaging needs of the patients as well as maintaining an overall plan for the delivery of such services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans Health Administration.
  • The Service Chief serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and as part of the key leadership team of the Medical Center.
  • Administrative and staff supervision experience is preferred.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to close of business. On-call duties on weekends, nights, and holidays coverage as necessary. 

Additional information:

  • The new VA hospital at Lake Nona Florida – scheduled for opening summer 2013.
  • The design of the Radiology department is complete (including Nuclear Medicine division). All imaging equipment has been purchased but not delivered as we await completion of the hospital construction expected in early 2014.
  • Purchased equipment includes; 3.0 and 1.5T Philips Ingenia MRI, three Toshiba CT scanners (inc. Aquilion One), Philips IR suite, Two Philips PETCT scanners, SPECT plus 3 gamma cameras , Hologic mammography systems including tomosynthesis, full range of ultrasound and Digital Radiography systems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may 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.
  • 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.  

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.


PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), standing, reaching above shoulders, both legs required, use of fingers, hearing (aid permitted), both hands required, and walking .

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify Miyoshi Gordon-Matthews, Human Resources Specialist, at (321) 397-6734. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

***Application materials will not be accepted by e-mail.***

As a condition of continued employment, applicants must meet applicable physical, security, and suitability requirements for this position if selected.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies throughout Corporate Orlando VAMC without re-announcing.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 03, 2013to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your    USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, please provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé or CV

2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists and Optometrists is available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf, please complete, sign, and upload.

3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment is available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of306.pdf ).

4. A completed Occupational Questionnaire.

5. Copy of unofficial college transcript (If available).

6. Copy of your most recent SF-50 (If current or former Federal employee).

7. Copy of your most recent proficiency/performance appraisal (If applicable).

8. Copy of foreign education certification (If applicable).

9. Copy of DD214 (If applicable).

10. Copy of license

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.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 870036.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 03, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Orlando VAMC Job Line
Phone: (407)646-4316
TDD: (800)829-4833
Email: VHAORLMEDICALJOBS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
Radiology
5201 Raymond St
Orlando, FL
32803

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action. They are:

1) Receipt of application.

2) Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.

3) Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

4) Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).


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Job Announcement Number:

ORL-13-MGM-870036

Control Number:

341062100