Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 300,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, youll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
RADIOLOGIST SOUGHT TO JOIN VA MAINE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
CARING FOR THOSE WHO SERVED
You are invited to apply for the role of radiologist with the team at the VAâ??s medical center in Augusta, Maine. If youâ??ve completed an MRI fellowship, you may also assume the role of lead radiologist and serve as MRI Safety Officer. With or without the MRI fellowship, youâ??ll be welcomed as part of a team dedicated to caring for our veterans, while enjoying the benefits of being a VA physician. You must hold an unrestricted license (any state).
VA Maine Healthcare System (formerly Togus VA Medical Center) proudly serves Maine's veterans at the main campus in Augusta and nine outpatient clinics. It's a modern 67-bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and mental health beds, as well as 40-bed Skilled-Longer Stay Unit, a 25-bed Dementia Unit, and a hospice unit.
As a key member of the team, you will interpret and perform radiological and nuclear medicine examinations, provide written reports using voice recognition and PACS, and work collegially with other radiologists and staff members. If you have an MRI Fellowship, you would assume the role of lead radiologist providing oversight and guidance to MRI service and serve as MRI Safety Officer. Youâ??d also provide expertise to continually update protocols for all MRI exams and serve as consultant to other radiologists interpreting MRI exams on an as needed basis and, assist Chief of Service in evaluating MRI equipment and possible upgrades as necessary.
General duties include:
Interpreting General Radiology examinations (plain film and DEXA).
Performing fluoroscopic examinations (contrast and non-contrast) with the assistance of a licensed Technologist and assisting providers in performance of specialized examinations when requested.
Interpreting CT and MRI examinations of the head, neck body, spine, and extremities.
Interpreting Ultrasound examinations of the internal organs, thyroid, scrotum, etc.
Interpreting vascular ultrasound studies, including carotid duplex exams, extremity venous exams for DVT, etc.
Interpreting Nuclear Medicine studies such as Bone Scan, HIDA, MUGA, Thyroid, Nuclear Cardiology etc.
Performing interventional procedures under CT guidance, Ultrasound guidance or fluoroscopy guidance, including image guided biopsies, arthrography, and therapeutic joint injections.
Participating in Quality Management activities such as image quality, clerical checks, peer review, Tumor Board and other activities.
Occasionally reviewing imaging policy and procedures and recommending updates or changes to the Chief of Radiology for implementation and supporting the coordination of services as needed.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Paid Time Off:
208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave â?? you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
104 Hours paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
So, if youâ??re interested in caring for veterans while enjoying a work/life balance difficult to find in the private sector, this is an opportunity you need to check out. The Augusta area is a gateway to year-around recreational opportunities and offers excellent housing, schools, and safe community living! For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, VA New England Healthcare System at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will held in confidence.
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
VA needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions.Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.Those who a...lready work at VA feel privileged to assist the men and women who have defended our country. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.The Department of Veterans Affairs is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. America's veterans need you.