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Job Title:Physician (Lead, Radiology Department)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-13-DU-956390-MP

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

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$125,000.00 to $305,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, September 09, 2013 to Friday, October 04, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenville, NC United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates




Greenville was founded in 1771 as "Martinsborough," after the Royal Governor Josiah Martin. In 1774 the town was moved to its present location on the south bank of the Tar River. In 1786, the name was changed to Greenesville in honor of General Nathanael Greene, the American Revolutionary War hero, and later shortened to Greenville. Greenville is ome to a wide range of cultural events on and off the East Carolina University Campus. East Carolina University offers musical concert, theatrical and dance productions, travel films and lectures.


The Greenville HCC is currently recruiting for a board eligible/certified diagnostic radiologist. Ideal candidate is a general radiologist who can perform all modalities including mammography. No interventional skills are required. Fellowship training in body imaging and / or mammography would be ideal. The candidate will be the lead radiologist for the HCC and will supervise the technologists and work closely with the administration at Greenville. The candidate will function as part of the radiology team with the Durham, NC VAMC radiologists and will report to the chief of radiology at Durham.

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.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.



  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.


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The Lead Radiology Department provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for radiology services at the Greenville Health Care Center to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Durham VAMC Chief of Radiology Services with close collaboration with the Health Care Center Associate Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Health Care Center Administrator, Durham VA Medical Center Director and Chief of Staff.


A.  Customer Service

Bases planning on patient and staff feedback and projected needs.

  • Plans the provision of services with a patient centered vision (in alignment with VHA guidelines and policies) so as to enhance patient education and shared decision making.
  • Establishes a customer-oriented culture and promotes hiring of persons who fit that culture.
  • Actively identifies and encourages the implementation of best practices in customer service.
  • Breaks barriers that impede good service delivery.
  • Empowers staff to resolve problems and complaints independently at the lowest level.
  • Shares resources in order to service customers effectively and efficiently.

B.  Quality Improvement

Directs the continuous measurement and improvement of the quality of care provided by the service.

  • Plans, coordinates, and ensures high quality care through utilization of multiple quality measurement tools.
  • Improves patient outcomes through the implementation of strategies such as clinical practice guidelines and critical pathways, health risk assessments, provider profiling, use of electronic medical record and clinical reminders, and case management.
  • Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery in the service so as to enhance patient safety.
  • Ensures the services ability to meet standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups and VA Central Office (VACO). Provides continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals in the service who have delineated clinical privileges.

C.  Research and Education

Encourages and supports research and education missions.  Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes.

  • Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards. Creates a climate where continuous learning and self development are valued.

D.  Budget and Fiscal Management

Responsible for the financial management of the service, including budget oversight, planning, and management.

  • Develops the annual strategic and budget plan for the service consistent with guidance and goals from the Director’s Office and/or Fiscal Service, and oversees its execution and monitoring for issues.
  • Develops and implements tracking methods to monitor the service’s fiscal and other key operational activities.
  • Under the direction of the Durham governance structure, collaborates with other service chiefs in the development and execution of the overall Medical Center strategic and business plan.
  • Plans initiatives and develops programs in collaboration with other services in order to ensure coordination of service, reduction of redundancies, and enhancement of cost effectiveness.
  • Stays abreast of and educates staff about changing conditions in health care, particularly those of importance to Ambulatory Care. Encourages and rewards innovation, evidenced-based risk-taking, and entrepreneurial behavior.  Encourages demonstration projects, pilots and other experimental approaches, which may lead to the development of alternative revenue streams and other gains in organizational outcomes.

E.  Organizational Stewardship

Demonstrates commitment to the Medical Centers goals.

  • Encourages an atmosphere of trust and empowerment by example.
  • Provides a clear vision of the future and leads the service through necessary changes.
  • Demonstrates commitment and accountability to the “One VA” concept.
  • Models behavior, attitudes, and action expected of all staff.
  • Actively participates on committees, task forces, and other groups at the Medical Center and affiliates to assist in policy changes, as needed. This may be done via conference calls, electronic mail, and face to face meetings.
  • Collaborates with executive, managerial, and clinical leadership in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for staffing, equipment and space.
  • Identifies long and short-range needs to formulate proposals for executive level management consideration.

F.  Team Building

Develops an interdisciplinary team of innovative, highly motivated individuals who are continuously striving for excellence in patient care and customer service.

  • Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationships of all the medical center services in achieving the mission.
  • Develops a team that is creative in its efforts to build and maintain a patient-centered, cost-effective, integrated health care system.
  • Develops collaborative relationships throughout the medical center, including active working relationships with the other clinical service chiefs, in order to assure full support and coordination among services.
  • Shares the global vision and direction of the organization with staff, encouraging them to use systems thinking and to see how they as individuals contribute to the Medical Center’s success.
  • Breaks down barriers in the workplace in favor of high performance work systems.
  • Builds partnerships with the community, including key affiliates, to enhance Medical Center goals.

G.  Human Resources Management

Responsible for assuring appropriate action in such matters as promotions, selections, rewards and recognition, training, and problem resolution as these actions relate to the service.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of competencies, providing opportunities for continuing education, peer review, career development and professional enrichment for service employees.
  • Works with Human Resources and the union to maintain good labor-management relations and to resolve problems.
  • Responds to changing priorities and resources with optimism, encouraging staff to respond positively and proactively.
  • Supports a program of staff development and advancement that upgrades knowledge and skills of the service personnel and prepares future leaders for the service. 
  • Assures that service education maintains goals and objectives compatible with the overall service plans, goals, and objectives and ensures awareness and encouragement of staff to request and attend program development offerings.

H.  Communications

Effectively communicates with service employees, patients and their families, employees from other services, stake holders, the triad, and VISN and VACO staff when required.

  • Exhibits clear, honest, and open communications in meetings and other interactions.



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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:  

·        U.S. citizenship

·        English language proficiency

·        Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

·        Licensure and Registration – Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA

·        Educational requirements - 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. Approved schools are:

·        Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

·        Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

·        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.

·        For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.

·        First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:

·        Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR

·        Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.


  • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution 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 will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

    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 DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) 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.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


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

    In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience. 


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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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at

    NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a 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.

    Applicant should be board certified or board eligible in diagnostic radiology.




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    All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax as outlined below.  You may also express your interest, obtain additional information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your C.V. to Monica Parker at

    If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 04, 2013, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.


    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.


    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
       ·Other Veterans Document


    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 – Occupational Questionnaire Form) 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 956390

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

    If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

    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.


    Monica M. Parker
    Phone: (919)286-0411x6901
    Agency Information:
    VHA Durham VAMC
    Thank You, NC


    After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position.  Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.

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