This is an open continuous announcement and applications submitted prior to April 16, 2021 will be pulled and rated for referral. Further ratings will occur every week thereafter until position is filled. Once a selection has been made, no further candidates will be rated/referred unless further vacancies occur. This announcement may be canceled at any time. *This Fee Basis (per diem) position has an intermittent work schedule, see important information in the "Responsibilities" section below. The Fee Basis Physician (Radiologist) position is located in the Imaging Service, at the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA. The incumbent shall provide radiologic interpretation services usually during the hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work will normally, but not always, be scheduled during these hours. Work hours may vary depending on clinical responsibilities and at the discretion of the Chief of Imaging Service. The Radiologist will oversee and interpret a full range of Imaging services providing exam interpretations and submission of radiology reports as required by the VA, for both outpatient and inpatient settings. This would include but is not limited to general radiology (X-Ray), Ultrasound (US), Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Computed Tomography (CT) exams and performing fluoroscopic examinations. The incumbent may also provide Nuclear Medicine services (if possible) including general nuclear medicine studies, DEXA, PET-CT and NM therapies (if applicable). The Physician will be responsible for directing Nuclear Medicine Technologists as the Authorized user on the Radioactive Materials License for VACCHCS. Other Nuclear Medicine duties include screening Nuclear Medicine requests prior to starting the exam, overseeing technologist performance of procedures, consultations with patients/providers, obtaining consent, and reporting Nuclear Medicine exams into the dictation software/CRPS. This Fee Basis (per diem) position has an intermittent work schedule, meaning it requires you to come in to perform diagnostic radiographic interpretation services on an as-needed/unscheduled basis to fill in when other physicians call in sick or need to take leave. This position is not full-time or part-time and there is no guarantee of how many hours you may work. This position does not allow for any benefits or leave accrual. Fee Basis appointments are reviewed each fiscal year in September for a determination of need for continued services and an extension of the appointment. Temporary appointments may be terminated at any time based on needs of service. The rates per procedure are listed below. For Radiology: X-Ray - $16 CT - $52 MR - $75 US - $40 Fluoroscopic Procedures - $48 For Nuclear Medicine: DEXA- $20 General- $70 Cardiac- $100 PET/CT- $150 Therapy- $150 Note: Appointment of full-time physicians on a fee basis at the same VA facility is not permitted. Work Schedule: Intermittent/As-needed Functional Statement: Physician, Title 38 - covered by a functional statement Financial Disclosure Report: Not required PCS/Relocation Allowances: Not authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
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