Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Staff Physician (Interventional Radiologist) in San Antonio, Texas

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

Opened Friday 5/6/2016 (167 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 5/5/2017 (197 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1696803

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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

For information about the city of San Antonio Texas please visit

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 20, 2016, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after May 20, 2016, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.

Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized.

Relocation expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.


If selected for this position you will serve as an interventional radiologist with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), located in San Antonio, Texas. You will provide 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.

You will provide 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.

Responsibilities 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

  • assisting, training, supervising, and mentoring radiology residents/fellows in the performance of radiographic procedures

  • participating in quality control/quality management (including department and hospital level peer reviews)

Work Schedule: primarily Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm with rotating call & weekend work

Functional Statement Title/#: South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, 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.
  • ### Qualifications

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:

  1. Board Certifified by the American Board of Radiology

  2. Completion of fellowship in Interventional Radiology

  3. Academic experience

  4. Experience in Interventional Radiology

Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training at the time of credentialing and privileging and re-privileging will be required.

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: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested:

Security Clearance


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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


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

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

Control Number: 437978600

Job Announcement Number: YJ-16-MAC-1696803-BU-OC