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Physician (Chief Radiology Service)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:

The Chief, Radiology Service is responsible for the overall leadership of the service and ensures the quality of medical services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of employees assigned to the service line. The incumbent serves as the primary point of accountability in the service and maximizes the efficient use of available resources. In order to accomplish this, the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine and Specialty Service is involved in providing the framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving the health care services that are responsive to community patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes within the service. The position requires knowledge and understanding of safety, imaging procedures, relevant accreditation standards including those of Joint Commission, College of American Radiologists, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The position requires the ability to effectively work with the Medical Staff and the administrative staff to ensure appropriate services are available when needed. The Chief, Radiology Service will provide diagnosis and interpretation for radiology exams which are performed in Diagnostic Services. The incumbent will coordinate/make work assignments as needed to improve and optimize patient care exam results. The Chief, Radiology will consult with technologists on questions regarding exams performed within the service. The incumbent will also serve as a primary or secondary supervisor for the department, supervising technologists and administrative personnel of the Service and ensue that all Medical Center performance measures and all regulatory standards are met with any supporting documentation required. Expertise in interpreting MRI studies is preferred. Although this service is not currently offered at the TVAMC, the addition of this modality may take place in the future. The ability to interpret Echocardiograms would also be considered a desired skill. The incumbent is accountable for the assessment of the imaging portion of the health care delivery at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center as well as maintaining an overall plan for the delivery of services to patients consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Chief of Staff to develop and execute a strategic plan and annual budget for the Imaging Service. The incumbent serves as a key clinical resource related to diagnostic imaging for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff. The role of this position is to provide patient care approximately 80% of the time and administrative duties 20% of the time. The selected Radiologist's scope of practice includes but is not limited to:

  • Interprets general radiology examinations (plain film, CT, US, MRI, DEXA) as provided.
  • Performs fluoroscopic examinations (contrast and non-contrast) with the assistance of a licensed Technologist.
  • Assists providers in performance of specialized examinations when requested.
  • Interprets CT and MRI examinations of the head, neck, body, spine, and some extremities.
  • Interprets ultrasound examinations of the internal organs, thyroid, scrotum, etc.
  • Interprets duplex carotid studies as provided by Doppler ultrasound examination.
  • Participates in Quality Management activities such as image quality, clerical checks, peer review and other activities as required.
  • Periodically reviews imaging policy and procedures and recommends updates/changes to the ACOS for Specialty Care for implementation and support the coordination of the services daily functioning as needed.
    • Serves as the radiation safety officer for the medical center
    • Other duties of the Chief Radiology will include membership on several Medical center committees and other activities assigned by the Management of the Medical Center. The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes: Administrative and clinical experience Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Proven leadership skills Embraces and initiates new clinical programs and technologies Effective management and operations experience Board certification Has a vision for the future Advocates for clinical research Interested in the pursuit of excellence Work Schedule: Full Time Financial Disclosure Report: RequiredBasic 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 Experience: Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: No special physical demands are required for this position. Employee frequently carry light items such paper files, records, etc. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may required periods of standing. Must pass pre-employment examination. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
        • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: Required at time of application The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
          • Cover Letter
          • DD-214
          • Other
          • Other Veterans Document
          • Resume
          • SF-50
          • Transcript

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