Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Radiologist) in Danville, Illinois

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

Opened Wednesday 6/15/2016 (134 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1729684

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 at your fingertips. The VA is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health system in the nation. 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 traditional and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System is seeking a full time Radiologist. The Illiana Health Care System is a medical care facility servicing East Central Illinois and West Lafayette, Indiana. The Radiologist for this position will be specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques. The incumbent Radiologist will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Interpretation of General Radiology, CT, CTA, MRI, and Bone Densitometry
  • Nuclear Medicine (routine) and Ultrasound (routine) on an as needed basis
  • Performing general fluoroscopic procedures
  • Maintaining a high level of efficiency and accuracy in reviewing and interpreting various imaging studies
  • Providing consultative services for referring physicians
  • Providing comparative reports as requested
  • Participating in clinical conferences and committees
  • Participating in quality control and quality management including department and hospital level peer review activities
  • Participating actively in the teaching and training of house staff, medical students, residents, and academic affiliates assigned to the Imaging Service
  • Participating in administrative duties as assigned by the Imaging Service Chief.

PREFERRED: Completed Radiology Residency training at accredited institution. Fellowship training completed. Board Certified or Board Eligible in Radiology by American Board of Radiology or American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

Relocation/Recruitment incentive is authorized

Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

Tour of Duty: Days 8:00am - 4:30pm (Monday - Friday or as defined by the demands of the position, which may include some on call duties.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information, go to

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses Authorized
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • US Citizenship is required for this position
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Pre-employment physical is required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position all applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Minimum Qualifications:

(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.

(c) Licensure and Registration.

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.

(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 ca ndidate's acceptability for residency training.

(e) Physical Standards.

See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Per VA Handbook 5019, Part IV, Appendix A, all full- and part-time employees, Volunteers and trainees are required to complete a Tuberculin Test prior to employment or assignment to duties where they may be exposed to tuberculosis.

(f) English Language Proficiency.

Physicians 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).

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the salary at which the candidate will be placed.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

* 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: *Light lifting and carrying (less than 15 lbs), walking and/or standing 4-8 hours per day, use of fingers, hearing aid permitted, working closely with others, working alone, emotional and mental stability.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified Candidates.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The VA is firmly committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information can be found here:

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

The VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

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

Salary Range: $210,000.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 441939700

Job Announcement Number: HI-16-DV-1729684-BU