This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Iron ore, coal, and limestone defined Birmingham more than 140 years ago. Today, the Magic City is a vibrant place of outstanding communities committed to becoming the best version of Birmingham we can be. Birmingham is home to world-class medical research, a celebrated food and arts scene, and the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. We are a community dedicated to fostering growth through a progressive business climate and a devotion to social justice. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham boasts more green space per capita than any other city its size in the nation, with breathtaking locations from Ruffner Mountain to Railroad Park to the 2.2 mile Vulcan Trail at the foot of Vulcan Park and Museum. The city is home to the Mercedes Marathon in February, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in April, Birmingham Freedom Fest in the summer, and the largest HBCU football classic in America, the Magic City Classic, in October. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The full-time nuclear medicine radiologist will provide patient care in the hospital setting to both inpatients and outpatients. This individual must be comfortable administering radiopharmaceutical therapies and interpreting diagnostic nuclear medicine examinations, including SPECT/CT and PET/CT. This radiologist will interpret routine general nuclear medicine studies such as bone scan, cardiac viability imaging with 99Tc or 201Tl chloride, DEXA (bone densitometry), gastric emptying, GI bleeding, HIDA, infection imaging, lung scan (V/Q), lymphoscintigraphy, MUGA, parathyroid scan, renal scan, thyroid scan and uptake, SPECT/CT exams and PET/CT exams (including sodium fluoride, FDG and fluciclovine). It is critical that the applicant be able to perform all aspects of myocardial perfusion imaging: EKG interpretation, selection and monitoring of appropriate stress examinations (GXT and pharmacological), obtaining informed consent for the stress procedure, and image interpretation. The ideal candidate will be dual certified and will also be expected to evaluate and perform fluoroscopic diagnostic exams, interpret general diagnostic radiology exams including CT and MRI, and perform and interpret minimally invasive diagnostic radiological procedures such as core or fine needle biopsies of chest, abdomen, spine and musculoskeletal organs or lesions, and fine needle aspirates of head and neck lesions. The candidate will provide oversight of all regulatory, radiation safety and clinical processes related to nuclear materials and equipment. He or she will screen nuclear medicine requests for imaging or therapy prior to starting the exam, oversee technologist and resident physicians' performance of procedures, engage in consultations with patients and/or providers as needed, report nuclear medicine exams via voice recognition dictation software, document additional pertinent information into the electronic medical record (CPRS). Prior VA work experience is preferred but not required. We are affiliated with the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and teaching of medical students and residents is an integral part of the position. The candidate must be eligible for teaching appointment at the academic affiliate. He or she will be an active participant in resident noon conferences, "view box" teaching, case presentations and other educational activities. The candidate will be expected to maintain a valid medical license in at least one state, and maintain all certifications required for performance of clinical duties and maintenance of core privileges, including ACLS/BLS certification. Direct patient care will primarily occur through face-to-face interactions in the nuclear medicine service. There is opportunity for telemedicine modalities in the diagnostic radiology service. Work Schedule: 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday (or other tour of duty as agreed upon with the Chief of Nuclear Medicine)
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