The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Chief - Radiology Service). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. 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. 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. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Note: A current copy of BLS certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Preferences ~ Radiology Board Certified. ~ Minimum of three (3) years of supervisor/manager/director/chief or equivalent experience to lead, develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate clinical and administrative processes related to the medical care of Veterans. ~ Broad knowledge base with consult management. ~ Understanding of ancillary services. ~ Demonstrated skill in budget development and execution. 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: Function Requirements Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Walking (2 hours); Standing (2 hours); Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted). Environmental Factors Working closely with others; Working alone. ["The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited facility serving Veterans in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. The VA Medical Center is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Steeped in southern culture, Jackson is home to a multitude of world-class painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines. The city pulses with music from classical to inspirational, home-grown gospel, blues, jazz, rock 'n roll, R&B and more that can be found all around town. Beautifully changing seasons offer numerous fall and holiday events rich with tradition, surprising spring flings for shaking off winter's chill, and laid back summer celebrations that detour off the fast lane. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May Be Offered to Highly Qualified Candidate. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME).\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).\nLicensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement.\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Major Duties/Responsibilities\n~ Exercise administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of radiology care programs to ensure delivery of quality services.\n~ Serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for radiology programs and patients within the VA Medical Center.\n~ Coordinate and integrate both clinical and administrative aspects of the programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of the Veteran population.\n~ Direct patient care needs assessments; identify gaps in services and support program development to meet those needs.\n~ Ensure compliance with all The Joint Commission functions and standards applicable to radiology programs.\n~ Integrate radiology services into primary functions of the organization.\n~ Oversee, develop, coordinate, and evaluate academic programs affiliated with Radiology Service, and serve as liaison with the sponsoring institutions for such programs.\n~ Participate in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams.\n~ Develop and implement appropriate policies, service agreements, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support all radiology programs.\n~ Coordinate orientation and, in cooperation with education, promote staff development and training.\n~ Expectation of clinical care by reading films based on clinical mapping for appropriate level facility\n~ When requested, serve as the Acting Chief of Staff during the absence of the Chief of Staff, and member of the Clinical Executive Board.\n~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm. Administrative on-call nights/weekends/holidays and back up call coverage for clinical duties. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.