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Job Title:Radiologist (Chief of Therapeutic & Diagnostic Imaging)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-552-13-918367

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$140,000.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Dayton, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 918367

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday,  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

OUR MISSION: 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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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. 

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.


Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to


  • 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.
  • Must be Board certified in Radiology.


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The Chief of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Imaging Service or the individual acting in this capacity will be a physician with a Doctor of Medicine or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and be board certified in Radiology with strong leadership skills and experience.

The Chief of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Imaging Service (TDIS) is fully responsible to Chief of Staff (COS) and the Medical Center Director(MCD) for Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine clinical services.  To carry out these responsibilities, the Chief of TDIS:

· Formulates and recommends plans for the comprehensive program of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine care

· Develops the requirements of staff, facilities, equipment and supplies needed to carry forward such an integrated program utilizing necessary review and controls

· Appraises the effectiveness of TDIS programs in meeting patient care requirements.

· Is actively involved in the management of resources for TDIS

· Collaborates with other clinical service chiefs and the Chief of Staff to ensure the facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the VHA

· Takes an active role as a senior clinical leader, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facilities mission and goals

· Recruits highly qualified and appropriately trained professional staff members needed to fill vacancies

· Monitors and promotes TDIS compliance with VHA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct

· Promotes the development of TDIS health care professionals through counseling, mentoring teaching and encouraging self assessment

· Supports the COS in ensuring that the appropriate TDIS staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VHA and Joint Commission requirements

· Supports COS in monitoring and ensuring TDIS medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, facility policies, Joint Commission standards and other appropriate regulations

· Creates an environment of system oriented continuous quality improvement within which TDIS programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated

· Maintains a clinical practice consistent with board certification and privileges, with a ratio of clinical to administrative duties of approximately 20%/80%

To carry out theses professional programs, the Chief of TDIS oversees management of the Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine clinical services by the individual section chiefs. The Chief of TDIS leads development of the TDIS budget and presents the requirements when required.


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Basic Requirements

a. Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

b. Education.  Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. (See Education section for additional information).

c. 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.

d. English Language Proficiency.  Physicians, including residents, 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).


Must be Board Certified in Radiology


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

Physical Requirement:  The Physical Requirements of theis position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

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: 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.

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


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


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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


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

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

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 Tuesday, October 22, 2013 to 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,, 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.

Need additional assistance on How To Apply Online: Click on the link for the Application Manager Quick Start Guide.


Applicants must submit the following documents in order to ensure a complete application packet:

1. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at (required) 
2. Resume/CV (required)
3. Occupational Questionnaire
(If faxing the 1203FX response form, please follow faxing instructions below). Do not handwrite on the questionnaire.
4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD214 or proof of service (required).  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (Available at

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents that may be 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.

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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 918367.
  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 Tuesday, October 22, 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  
  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.


Roslyn Evans
Phone: (937)268-6511x2502
Agency Information:
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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