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Nuclear Medicine Physician - VA North Texas Health Care System a dynamic, and expanding Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - Dallas, TX, USA

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Opportunity Details

Cutting Edge Comprehensive Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics Practice * Large Tertiary Medical Center * Excellent Federal Benefits  

The outstanding nuclear medicine service of the Veterans Affairs (VA) North Texas Health Care System (Dallas, Texas) seeks an attending Nuclear Medicine Physician.  The Dallas VA is a progressive healthcare provider in the heart of North Texas that covers 38 counties in Texas and two in southern Oklahoma. Accredited by The Joint Commission, this 1A complexity level campus is the second largest VA healthcare system in the country, serving more than 136,000 Veterans with 1.6 million outpatient episodes of care in the most recent fiscal year. With the headquarters in Dallas, TX.

Responsibilities: The opportunity allows you to care for Veterans fulfilling the Veterans Health Affairs mission of clinical care excellence, teaching, and research, as well as response to federal emergencies. This comprehensive Nuclear Medicine Service supports a subspecialty multidisciplinary care model with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as Mobile PET Imaging services throughout the region. The main campus at the Dallas VA Medical Center serves as the hub for Systemic Radionuclide Therapies, includes a large Nuclear Cardiac Stress Testing Lab, and fields an install base of multiple SPECT/CT and PET/CT units. Responsibilities encompass clinical and operational oversight of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Bone Densitometry, PET, and/or Nuclear Medicine Therapies. The role is clinically focused on the potential opportunity for academic and/or administrative involvement.

Ideal Candidate: American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) certified; additional experience or training in hybrid imaging; Certification in Nuclear Cardiology; experience in Stress Lab management; experience teaching Nuclear Medicine Residents/Fellows/Technologists; experience in Theranostics

Community Information: Dallas, Texas is an expansive metropolis in North Texas with a population of over 1 Million. The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area (metroplex) has over 7 Million residents and is the 4 th largest in the US. Dallas is the leading business and financial center in the Southwest and a top destination in Texas for relocation. The area is home to many fast-growing communities, many of which have earned recognition as ‘best places to live’. Dallas has it all, from a thriving culinary scene to a leading arts district, countless luxury accommodations, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts, and endless shopping opportunities.

Fun Facts:

  • Dallas has 4 times more restaurants per person than New York City.
  • Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major city.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest in the world, provides service to 260 destinations.  

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment) available
Pay:  Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off  50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year, and a possible five day spent 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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice:  free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract:  No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • 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-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • 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
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is a progressive health care provider in the heart of Texas. Poised as VA's second largest health care system, we serve over 113,000 Veterans and deliver 1.4 million outpatient episodes of care each year to Veterans in 38 Texas counties and two counties in southern Oklahoma. We have 4,700 employees and 1,700 community volunteers who are driven by the passion to serve at Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic, Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, Polk Street VA Annex Clinic and five community based outpatient clinics.

VANTHCS provides comprehensive health services through primary, tertiary and long-term care in many areas like medicine, surgery, mental health and rehabilitation. The 853-bed system has a Spinal Cord Injury Center, Domiciliary Care Program and Community Living Center with a dedicated hospice unit. In 2009, a Fisher House was established on the Dallas campus to provide no-cost temporary lodging in a home-like setting for families of Veterans or active duty military personnel undergoing treatment at the facility.

Recognizing the importance of educating tomorrow's clinicians, we have an important teaching mission that provides education and experience to 1,875 residents, students and trainees. As a major research center, VANTHCS has more than 90 principal investigators and 400 research staff who work daily to create advances in our understanding and treatments of diseases and disabilities that affect Veterans and the general population Remarkable gains in clinical performance, access to care, stakeholder relationships, efficiency and quality are evident here. The most noteworthy accomplishments that signify these advancements include:

Recognized by the National Center for Patient Safety in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 with the VA Patient Safety "Gold Cornerstone" Award for outstanding achievement in identifying, analyzing and resolving patient safety issues. VHA Systems Redesign Champion - 1st Place Award in 2010 for significant improvements in patient throughput.

Recognized by VA's Green Building Initiative for achievements in sustainable energy and reducing environmental impact. Awarded the 2010 Robert W. Carey Excellence Award from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. 2010 VA Engineering Green Building Initiative (green globe) award.

VANTHCS is moving forward to reach new heights in providing patient centered care with its steadfast commitment to continuous quality improvement and personal touch.

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Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Radiology
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