Physician (Diagnostic Radiologist)

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Richmond, Virginia
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time


A formal pay-setting process is used to determine salary. The salary range is listed for this vacancy announcement. Education, experience, board certification and length of practice are considered to determine annual salary.

Staff Diagnostic Radiologist provides a spectrum of image interpretation, image-guided procedures and patient care services within the specialty of Diagnostic Radiology.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are NOT authorized
PCS is NOT authorized
EDRP is NOT authorized

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Central Virginia VA Health care system in Richmond, Virginia is seeking a full time or part time BE/BC fellowship trained Musculoskeletal Radiologist. VA facility is one of the largest major 1A facility in the country with cutting edge equipment for clinical and research purpose. Facilities is one of leading centers in Spinal cord injury and Pain and Rehabilitative centers. Rheumatology, Podiatry, Endocrinology and Orthopedic surgery services are very active and integral part of Central Virginia VA Health care system. Radiology service performs few thousand Musculoskeletal MRIs and CTs. Radiology & NM service is in multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments. Department is part of one of major radiology residency programs from VCU with 36 residents in the program. Department has some research collaborations with other large academic institutions and part of multiple industry sponsored research.

VA Richmond provides a full-integrated electronic medical records system and fully digital Radiology Department. The department performs approximately 120,000 examinations per year. Department supports 7 Radiology residents from VCU at one time. We have Mckesson PACS, Powerscibe, Vitrea, Tera-Recon and Dynacad and Syngo Via software. Service performs all advanced imaging including Interventional procedures.

Duties included, but are not limited to:

Every radiologist spends significant time in their area of expertise and rest in general area which includes Plain film, Fluoro, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and some minor procedures. Some responsibilities can be performed remotely. Responsibilities also include teaching residents and performing some clinical research/PQI. Academic, administrative and research activities will be supported with protected time. Starting salaries are around 300K, final decision is made by the compensation panel depending on qualifications and experience. Maximum salary cap for Radiologist is 400K. Current average RVU per radiologist 6000-6500 at the facility. Candidates should be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate or Full Professor level at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM (Various tours include weekends, Holidays and evenings)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: American Board Certification, Radiology is highly preferred

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.

Physical Requirements: Functional requirements include Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under); use of fingers; both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).


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. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

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

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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