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Physician Radiologist Nuclear Medicine Section Chief

East Orange, NJ, USA | USA Government

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    Government / Military
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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Incumbent will possess the ability and certifications to interpret a variety of general radiology and nuclear medicine examinations. In addition, they will primarily serve as the Nuclear Medicine Section Chief within the Imaging Service - reporting directly to the Imaging Service Chief. The Radiologist will be qualified to interpret a range of diagnostic studies, including general radiography, computed tomography, US and/or MRI, as well as, the full range of Nuclear Medicine procedures, including but not limited to: Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures using a variety of radiopharmaceuticals, thyroid assays, lymphoscintigraphy, Nuclear Cardiology Stress Tests, General Nuclear medicine SPECT/CT examinations, and PET/CT.

Expectations also include sufficient expertise to supervise the nuclear medicine section, with responsibility for following and/or establishing and reviewing all radiation safety protocols, procedural protocols, as well as, establishing and reviewing technologist and physician quality metrics.

Duties include but are not limited to:

- Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.

- Check and approve the quality of diagnostic images before patients are discharged.

- Establish and enforce radiation protection standards for patients and staff.

- Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards.

- Determine protocols for medical procedures.

- Interpret imaging data and confer with other medical specialists to formulate diagnoses.

- Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.

- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.

- Prescribe radionuclides and dosages to be administered to individual patients.

- Review procedure requests and patients' medical histories to determine applicability of procedures and radioisotopes to be used.

Work Schedule: Full-time - Varying schedules based on clinical work demands and the needs of the Veterans. May include weekends, holidays and on-call.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; 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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/29/2019.

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: Certified by the American Board of Radiology with clinical privileges to practice Radiology.

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