Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Interventional Radiology) in Columbia, Missouri

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Columbia, MO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 8/25/2016 (60 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1782889

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Truman VA is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services complete with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through emergency medicine, primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

**A recruitment/relocation incentive is not approved.

Debt repayment is not approved.**


Recruiting for a Full Time board certified or board eligible Interventional Radiology physician for the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Duties will include:

  • Practice inpatient and outpatient Vascular and Interventional Radiology, inclusive of an IR Patient Clinic, responding in a timely fashion to consults for IR care, and after hours/call duty. The IR physician will process and complete IR work within a time frame that is in keeping with established VA standards.
  • Practice will include a wide range of Vascular and Interventional Radiology work, with the gamut including injections , biopsies, myelograms, drains, diagnostic CTA interpretations, Microwave Ablation and Chemoembolization procedures. May occasionally perform a small amount of general radiology work , based on staffing needs.
  • May be a joint appointment with the University of Missouri -Columbia School of Medicine.
  • Teaching duties range from radiology resident instruction to proctoring of multidisciplinary conferences.
  • The IR physician shall remain ABR board certified throughout their term of employment, and will maintain adequate CME, BLS and ACLS certifications.
  • When Working at the VA campus, direct Supervisor will be the VA Chief of Radiology.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, may be required to work after hours call/duty.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

  • 3 years of specialized practice as Attending Physician in Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology accredited fellowship with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ)

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.

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.

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: 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: This is a direct patient care position and may require long hours of standing, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and positioning of patients, and sitting at a computer.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $375,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non Citizens

Control Number: 448497800

Job Announcement Number: BX-16-SLR-1782889-BU