Thursday, August 29, 2013

Physician (Chief of Radiation Oncology) – Department of Veterans Affairs – Los Angeles, CA

All individuals applying

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

part.)


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.


(3) 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.


(4) For

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

part.


(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 candidate’s acceptability for residency

training. Approved residencies are:


(1) 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


(2) 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.


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

7407(d).

· Supervisory

and management experience in the delivery of Radiation Oncology care across a network.

· Be

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.

· Willing

to travel across the network to visit Radiation

Oncology sites in Southern California and Las Vegas.

· Ability to lead Radiation Oncologists and develop radiation

oncology program

· 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

business.

· 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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