Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of Radiation Oncology Service (ROS). These include clinical and administrative management, either directly or through delegated authority of the following:
Initial Patient evaluation
Patient simulation, radiation treatment plan and prescription
Patient management during treatment
Follow up care post treatment
Provide on-call coverage
Required knowledge Base:
3D External Planning
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Computerized treatment planning systems (TPS)
CT scan planning
Electronic portal imaging device (EPID)
On Board Imaging (OBI)
Additional valuable knowledge base:
Knowledge of Varian/Eclipse TPS
Knowledge of RapidArc TPS
Experience in IMRT treatment of head and neck malignancies
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Total Body Irradiation
Other key duties and responsibilities:
Serves on a variety of medical center planning committees, advisory groups and chartered action teams.
Oversees clinical and administrative performance measures.
Assists with service line strategic planning, budget and resource management.
Assist with developing formal, systematic improvement plans for quality measures, access and medical services delivery.
Supports liaison with affiliated schools regarding medical teaching issues and provider appointments.
Oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements using programs data-driven quality assurance processes.
Assures radiation oncology program is compliant with applicable Federal and State laws.
Oversees the management of Veteran complaints and issues.
Contributes to the development of program goals and objectives to meet VHA Radiation Oncology Care requirements.
Participates in performance appraisals of staff, and addresses disciplinary issues.
Participates in clinical teaching.
Assists in overseeing appropriate training related to radiation oncology issues is completed for all Atlanta VAMC staff involved in patient care activities.
Contributes to the development of Radiation Oncology Clinic and Radiology Service policies and procedures consistent with VA Directives, as well as VA required accreditation by the Joint Commission, CARF and other ACR/ACRO/NHPP accrediting organizations.
Serves on facility Professional Standards Board (PSB) as needed.
Supervises the hiring of professional and technical staff.
Directly supervises both clinical and administrative personnel.
Direct administrative and professional supervisory responsibility for administrative and clinical staff
Other duties as assigned
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Work Schedule: Shift work, FT days with occasional evenings and weekends as needed
Following are the overall requirements for appointment as a physician in VHA.
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
(4) For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.
c. Licensure and Registration
(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
(2) Residents. 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 before the second year of VA residency, or meet any licensure, registration or other equivalent requirements established for residents of non-VA hospitals with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes. The resident must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
(3) Impaired Licensure. A physician who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions of chapter 3, section B, paragraph 14 of this part.
(4) Waiver of Licensure. Licensure may be waived by the Under Secretary for Health or designee in Central Office for individuals in research or academic assignments involving no direct patient care responsibilities in accordance with current regulations.
d. First-Year Residency (Internship).Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
e. Physical Standards. Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Should be eligible for an Emory University faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or above. Teaching of medical students, residents and fellows in requires an Emory University faculty appointment.
Board certified in American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) or American Board of Radiation Oncology.
Prior medical teaching experience is desirable.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard
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 experiencePhysical Requirements:?, Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
Applicants must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (Required)
2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (Required)
3. 3. 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (Required)
4. Other documents - Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
NOTE: Failure to submit a complete application will result in loss of consideration. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmission, etc.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1961518.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.