JOB TITLE: Physician (Radiation Oncologist)
DEPARTMENT: Department of Veterans Affairs
AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: CBSR-10948203-21-MF
SALARY RANGE: $108,645.00 to $400,000.00 / Per Year, Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
SERVICE TYPE: Excepted
SERIES & GRADE: AD-0602-15
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
1 vacancy - Cleveland, Ohio
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No
TELEWORK ELIGIBLE: No
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Other
POSITION SENSITIVITY AND RISK: Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
TRUST DETERMINATION PROCESS: Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness
DRUG TEST REQUIRED: Yes
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not required
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?
Focusing on treating the whole Veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for more than 112,000 Veterans across Northeast Ohio. With 18 locations of care, including a 674-bed tertiary medical center, 13 outpatient clinics, two community resource and referral centers, a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center, a chronic dialysis center and an ambulatory surgery center, the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System's quality services are easily accessible to Veterans in 24 counties.
The healthcare system's hub, the Cleveland VA Medical Center, is a national and regional referral center providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, medical education, research, and general acute and psychiatric emergency rooms. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other VA medical center and is home to two VA research centers, the Cleveland FES Center and the Advanced Platform Technology Center.
With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.
MARKETING VIDEO LINK:
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a full-time Physician (Radiation Oncologist). The Physician will function in the Radiation Oncology Service.
- Radiation Oncology Clinic Patient Assessment
- Radiation Treatment Planning
- SRS Treatment and Planning
- SBRT Treatment and Planning
- Physician works with and is supported by Radiation Oncology leadership.
- The physician will take part in local administrative, management, quality assurance and other assignments, meetings or committees.
- Participates in Radiation Oncology Peer Review and Chart Rounds.
- Attends tumor boards and cancer committee.
- Participates in Radiation Oncology Service strategic planning.
- Provides direct clinical and administrative oversight for mid-level practitioners, physics, dosimetry, radiation therapists and other clinical staff, as assigned.
- Serving as an information resource and radiation oncology expert for colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students and ancillary staff.
- You will also be responsible for providing services in an efficient, high-quality, cost effective manner within budget allocation.
- Works with Section Chief and other staff, as appropriate, supports operation issues/problems resolution in a logical, step-wise fashion.
- Participates in a forum in which staff identifies, communicates and resolves issues related to Radiation Oncology Service, medical center and support operations according to VISN-wide mandates.
- Clinic Follow-Up Visits
Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
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.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
- Volumetric Arc Radiotherapy (VMAT), Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3D-CRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), and High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy within past two years.
- Contouring of patient anatomy based on CT, PET/CT, and/or MRI image data to include 4DCT image data within past two years.
- At least 3 years of experience post residency
- At least one year of experience with Varian Eclipse Treatment Planning System within the past two years.
- Completion of residency that included stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) has completed didactic course within the past two years on SBRT or is credentialed to perform SBRT/SRS at current position.
- Experience with adaptive radiotherapy within past two years.
- Ultrasound-guided placement of fiducial markers in prostate within past two years.
- Ultrasound-guided placement of spacer gel for prostate cancer patients within past two years.
- Strong interest in new technology and building new clinical programs
- Strong interest in participation in department quality improvement projects
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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
- Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/01/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10948203.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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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