under this announcement must meet basic qualification standards for appointment
as contained in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, dated April 15, 2002.
This standard is available in the Human Resources Liaison Office for review.
PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD,
Veterans Health Administration
BASIC REQUIREMENTS : Following are the overall requirements for appointment
as a physician in VHA.
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
b. Education. 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:
(1) Schools of
medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of
American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of
osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the
year in which the degree was granted.
(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.
residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is
required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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.
The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is
to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has
licensure in that country.
(2) Residents. 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 before the
second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other
equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with
which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must
maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a
requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who
has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted,
limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in
accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be
waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for
individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient
care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
d. 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 completed. For a VA resident,
the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend
appointment on the basis of the candidates acceptability for residency
training. Approved residencies are:
approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical
Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
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.
e. Physical Standards. Applicants must
meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to
placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After
appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours);
reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing
from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination
simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic
colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
f. 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
and management experience in the delivery of Radiation Oncology care across a network.
eligible for a UCLA or UC, Irvine faculty appointment at the Associate
Professor or Professor level. Teaching
of medical students, residents and fellows in Radiation Oncology requires a UCLA/UC, Irvine faculty appointment.
to travel across the network to visit Radiation
Oncology sites in Southern California and Las Vegas.
· Ability to lead Radiation Oncologists and develop radiation
· Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability
to communicate effectively with physicians from all disciplines, as well as a
variety of other audiences.
· Knowledge of business development techniques in the promotion of
Radiation Therapy services.
· Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting process, and financial
· Previous experience with developing and maintaining effective
medical staff relationships.
· Formal Experience and extensive
knowledge of the latest technology/therapeutic options in radiation oncology
· Familiar with Joint commission,
CoC and ACR standards and regulations.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND
SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook
5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc
Salary determination will be based on a recommendation by
the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director
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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