The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Physician (Radiologist) in Saginaw, Michigan Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Physician (Radiologist) – Saginaw, Michigan
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 599622Start Date: 06/15/2022End Date: 09/16/2022
To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as “Physician Resident Providers” (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a “scope of practice” that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. 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: Reaching: This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies, and to make contact with the patient.
Standing: This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties such as those associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. Walking: This position requires moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient to the next. Lifting: This position requires the raising of objects from the a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, ie. from the bed to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Fingering/Hands: This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands. This is done when utilizing a stethoscope, entering information into the computer, etc. Talking: This position requires the perception of sounds at normal range, including the reception of oral communication shared at interdisciplinary team meetings and oral requests from subordinate staff, patients, and patient family members. Repetitive Motions: This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, as is done when entering information into the computer. Vision: This position requires the ability to see near and far, requires depth perception and the ability to distinguish between basic colors and shades of colors when reading a doctor’s order, visualizing hue of a patient’s skin, read measurements such as thermometer, IV pumps, computer monitors, etc. Balancing: This position requires maintenance of equilibrium to prevent falling when assisting patients with activity. Bending: This position requires bending the body downward and forward to assume appropriate-level position to retrieve items and make contact with patients. Kneeling: This position requires bending legs at knee to come to a rest or kneel in order to assume an appropriate-level position for retrieval of items. Crouching: This position requires bending the body downward and forward in order to assume an appropriate-level position to retrieve items. Pushing: This position requires using the upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward, as in pushing of wheelchair or medication cart. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Pulling: This position requires using the upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion, as in pulling equipment from one area to the next. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Grasping: This position requires the application of pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, as in the holding of a pen to jot notes, messages, etc.
Feeling: This position requires the perception of attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips and palms such as palpation of a patient’s skin for integrity, temperature. Sitting: This position requires the maintenance of a seated position, as when seated to work at the computer and while participating in meetings.
Carrying: This position requires the use of upper extremities to hold or grasp and lower extremities to move about on foot to move objects from position to position. Tasting/Smelling: This position requires exposure to smells that may be strong in nature, such as ammonia, wounds, feces, etc. Climbing: This position requires moving from one place to another on foot, utilizing one or both legs, and/or utilizing both legs and arms to change one’s position in space, either upward or downward as in when climbing the stairs between floors.
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