WOMEN’S BODY IMAGING RADIOLOGIST
VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is recruiting for a full time Women’s/ Body Imaging Radiologist. Fellowship training in Women’s Imaging is preferred. ABR board certification or board eligibility is required. The Diagnostic Radiology service skills desired include, but are not limited to women’s (mammography), general and cross-sectional body imaging. Must be a U.S. Citizen with full and unrestricted license (any state) and no history of revocation or suspension.
VABHS is a 467-bed facility located on three campuses in the Boston metropolitan area. The department is filmless and it provides tele-radiology services for several other VA New England Healthcare System facilities. Installed equipment includes 1.5T and two 3T MRI scanners, four multi-detector CT scanners, PET/CT, two IR suites, and a wide array of ultrasound and rad/fluoro equipment, as well as a dedicated women’s imaging suite, including digital mammography, breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound and bone density.
VABHS is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, and appointments can be made to either school. The Radiology residency program is integrated with Boston Medical Center, and resident teaching and research are integral parts of the department's mission.
Please email your letter of interest and CV to: Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant to the VA New England Healthcare System at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: .
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service