Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Neuro- Radiologist) in Orlando, Florida

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

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (30 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1804337

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?


Officially established in October 2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VA Medical Center includes the following facilities; a 120-bed Community Living Center and a 60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (located at the Lake Nona Campus), Outpatient Clinics in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Leesburg, and Orange City. Our new medical center is currently open for many outpatient services and will continue to open more services, including inpatient beds and an emergency department, throughout 2015. The new 65-acre medical campus has 134-inpatient beds and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, and administrative and support services.

The Medical City surrounding the Lake Nona VA includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Nemours Pediatric Hospital, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Biomedical Research Institute and the VA National Simulation Center.

The Orlando metropolitan area is a rapidly growing economic hub in the Southeast, newly fueled by the University of Central Florida (the largest undergraduate university in the nation), the rapidly developing Lake Nona Medical City and an accelerating technology and biomedical industrial community. Lake Nona possesses abundant and diverse housing options, well-regarded schools and a family-centric approach to community growth.

Recruitment Expenses: This position may be eligible for recruitment incentive for highly qualified candidates.

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.


The Orlando VA Medical Center is recruiting a Staff Radiologist (Board Certified-highly preferred) with fellowship training in Neuroradiology Imaging. The successful candidate will join a growing General Radiology service with evolving need forsubspecialty imaging expertise. TheOrlando VAMC is opening an entirely new VA hospital in 2015, located insoutheast Orlando in a large commercial development referred to as "Orlando'sMedical City." The new VA hospital isimmediately adjacent to the University of Central Florida (UCF) Medical school,Nemours Pediatric hospital and a growing number of other medical and researchinstitutes. The new VA Radiology department will have a full range of state ofthe art imaging equipment and will be adding faculty in 2015 to support thephased opening of a tertiary care medical facility. Until the new RadiologyDepartment is complete, all Radiologists will continue to work at our LakeBaldwin VA clinic campus in Winter Park Florida.

All Radiologists perform routine imaging services including evaluation of imaging requests (for appropriateness and safety), selecting appropriateimaging protocols, guiding imaging Technologists and interpreting/reporting the final results of imaging examinations using PACS and Speech Recognition systems. The successful candidate will have completed a Neuroradiology Fellowship.

Radiologists are active consultants who support the diagnostic andtherapeutic process by providing consultations and expert final diagnoses basedon the patient's imaging studies. Such consultations are performed in a varietyof ways including; face-to-face, telephone conversations, leading roles ininterdisciplinary conferences and by way of electronic notes–consults withinthe VA electronic medical record (CPRS). In the course of their duties, Radiologists interact professionally with a wide range of hospital staffincluding Health care providers, Nursing and support staff. Instruction of radiology technology students, medical students, residents–in-training andother approved learners is required. Radiologists support VA-sponsored research efforts and programs. Individual academic contributions by Radiologists areencouraged and supported. Radiologists may have afterhours, weekend, holiday clinical coverage responsibilities requiring on-site presence of the Radiologist, as required to support safe and efficient patient care.

Successful candidates are highly preferred to be Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and should have completed a Neuroradiology fellowship. Additional experience with MSK, PETCT and cardiac imaging will also be desirable.

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

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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Board Certification (highly preferred).Board certified or eligible

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


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: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook 5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health. This position requires: light to moderate lifting (15 - 44 lbs); light carrying (15 lbs and under); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); kneeling (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; mental stability; working closely with others; and working alone.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action. They are:

  1. Receipt of application.
  2. Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.
  3. Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
  4. Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).

We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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Other Information

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

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $325,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450844700

Job Announcement Number: ZY-16-JV-1804337 BU