VA Physician Job Detail
RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THIS POSITION.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND WILL HAVE BI-WEEKLY CUT-OFFS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15, 2017
The Chief, Radiology Service is responsible for defining the mission, vision and objectives of the Services in accordance with the National, VISN, and local priorities and objectives, for assuring the timely and appropriate medical care of VA patients within the Service, for planning, developing, clarifying, implementing and managing all procedures and policies appropriate for the Service, for ensuring the proper implementation and documentation of National, state and local regulatory guidelines for the safe handling, use, documentation and disposal of radioactive materials within the Service, for assessing and planning for the present and future technical, equipment and materiel needs of the. Service, for supervising the technical and ancillary staff in their respective duties within the Service, for mentoring Radiology Technology students, and Radiology residents or fellows rotating through the Service monitoring their progress and assessing their appropriate core competencies or School objectives, for providing expert professional and consultation services in Radiology guiding referring clinicians in the associated complexities and proper uses of Radiology diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, for reporting all studies performed within the Service in a timely manner and verbally contacting the responsible clinicians on all potentially significant findings, and for implementing all appropriate quality assurance/improvement measures on an on-going basis.
Radiologists diagnose and may also treat diseases of human body, using all available imaging modalities:
They examine internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after correlation of imaging findings with other examinations and tests. This may also include treating benign and malignant internal and external pathologies by utilization of interventional devices.
This requires the routine administration of radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or rectally to render pathologies of internal structures and organs visible by imaging modalities.
Complete fulfillment of clinical duties also includes timely reporting of findings, verbal discussions with referring clinicians regarding patient findings, and final verification of proofread dictations.
Radiologists educate both residents and fellows while performing the above duties in an apprentice-type learning environment.
In addition they also provide for both didactic and case-centric lectures at regular intervals.
Should time allow, they may participate in academic fulfillment missions such as the publishing of peer reviewed publications, case reports, and/or pursue grant submissions.
Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/family members.
Incumbent is given authority to make his/her own work assignments within the program area to which assigned.
Consults with the supervisor as needed and with colleagues to develop knowledge and apply agency policies and practices to new matters.
His/her work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with procedures and practices applicable to the subject.
Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies. Practices at an advanced level and independently gathers relevant information to guide practice, including community Social Work standards.
Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion.
Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail.
Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.
Effectively communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate treatment planning and implementation. With few exceptions, participates effectively in team meetings, treatment planning conferences, etc.
Collaborates with divergent multidisciplinary team members in a manner that enhances coordination of comprehensive patient care.
Effectively communicates with and utilizes community agencies to facilitate treatment, discharge planning, and continuity of care.
The employee's relationship with supervisors, co-workers, patients, visitors, and the general public is consistently courteous and cooperative in nature, and overall contributes to the effective operation of the case management program.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Functional Statement Title: Physician, Chief of Radiology Service
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens