Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Interventional Radiologist in Columbia, South Carolina

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

Opened Tuesday 8/16/2016 (66 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (71 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1778008

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


WJB Dorn VA Medical Center is seeking to fill an Interventional Radiologist position.

The duties include but are not limited to: providing interpretive and patient care services within the scope of general/interventional radiology and will have responsibilities in other areas such as education and committee service. Also providing direct patient care in a hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and you will serve as a consultant to other physicians.

Other duties include:

  • performing vascular and non-vascular interventions, including interventional oncology (TACE, Y90, RFA, biopsies), peripheral vascular disease (thrombolysis, PTA, stenting), pain management (facet injections, kyphoplsty), and chronic liver disease (TIPS);
  • performing a full range of radiographic procedures/studies as authorized by delineated clinical privileges including, but not limited to, conventional x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, and CT;
  • performing fluoroscopic procedures/special procedures according to established protocols;
  • timely interpretation and communication of imaging results (including entry into digital medical record and verbal notification of critical findings);
  • providing consultation services, comparative reports, and participating in clinical conferences/committees as requested by referring physicians;
  • providing for the overall safety of imaging patients, including oversight of contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions;
  • participating in quality control/quality management (including department and hospital level peer reviews)
  • reviews IR consults including utilization management, ensuring appropriate pre- and post-procedural workups, and technical oversight for technologists;

  • provides oversight for overall safety of patients including establishing protocols, contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions, timely interpretation and communication of imaging results, and notifications of critical findings;

  • participates in additional research and administrative duties as assigned by the Imaging Service Chief;

  • performs myelograms, arthrograms Lumbar Punctures, and CT guided and/or ultrasound guided and/or fluoroscopy guided biopsies;

  • provides on call coverage for emergency Radiology procedures as assigned;

  • provides oversight of inventory management in Interventional Radiology.

Work Schedule:An 8 hour tour between the hours of 0600 and 1800, primarily Monday-Friday. Subject to change based on the needs of the facility.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Interventional Radiologist

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: 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours); standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeating bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 447738000

Job Announcement Number: OE-16-KSW-1778008-BU